FAQ: Personal Injury Lawsuits
Injuries are difficult to deal with enough without having to worry about some of the problems that come with it. Injuries often lead to physical, emotional, and financial hardships for which nobody is prepared. Victims may have many concerns, but they are not sure of the answers they need. Our personal injury attorneys have put together some of the common questions we receive from clients about what to expect.
Do I Even Have a Case?
It’s difficult for individuals to know if they even have a case and how they should proceed. This is because it can be difficult to prove negligence. Thankfully, with a skilled lawyer, the evidence can be analyzed along with witness testimony to determine if a victim has a case and what value the case may carry to determine if they should continue forward.
What Kind of Damages May I Recover?
While it’s never guaranteed that an injury victim will recover compensation, a lawyer can work with you to seek damages related to the injury. For instance, if the injury prevents you from working, the lawsuit may seek to recover lost income, both past and future. Damages are often broken up into economic and non-economic.
What are Economic vs. Non-Economic Damages?
Economic damages are those with a monetary value. This can include hospital bills, lost wages, damages to a vehicle, funeral expenses in cases of wrongful death, and anything that causes the victim to lose money. Non-economic damages cannot be measured monetarily, such as emotional trauma and pain and suffering.
What is the Difference Between Trial and Settlement?
After an injury, the negligent party’s insurance may try to offer a settlement to the victim in order to close the case as quickly as possible. Unfortunately, these are not always offers of maximum compensation. When these offers are too low, trial may be necessary to present the case and seek the highest amount of compensation.
Why is a Lawyer Necessary?
While injury victims can take legal action on their own, it’s not advisable. Insurance companies have large legal teams to protect their best interests and they may attempt to limit the fault. An attorney means protecting your own interests and holding the negligent party fully accountable for the injuries caused.
With Hare Wynn, you get dedicated personal injury attorneys who can stand by your side every step of the way. Don’t face an injury alone. Let our team stand by your side and guide you towards the results you need and deserve.
Contact us today to discuss your potential case.