Personal Injury Frequently Asked Questions
Each year, thousands of personal injury cases are brought to court or settled outside of the court room in the United States.
The legal definition for personal injury states that a personal injury is any injury to the mind, body or emotions, rather than an injury to personal property. The main goal of a personal injury case is to receive compensation for losses or damages caused by the negligence of another individual.
As there are many complexities involved in personal injury cases, often times there are a number of questions that arise as well. These questions can span from insurance company compensation to the amount of compensation which may be received for a particular case.
At Lewis & Keller, we understand that personal injury victims may be going through a difficult and unique time in their lives, and will sit with our clients to help them understand how they may be able to receive compensation for any losses or damages that may have occurred as a result of a negligent individual.
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Personal Injury Frequently Asked Questions
As there are many questions associated with personal injury cases, Lewis & Keller has gathered some of the most commonly asked questions to further assist our clients.
What type of accident is considered a personal injury Case?
Typically, an accident caused by the negligent actions of another individual which cause physical harm to the body, mind or emotions qualify for personal injury cases.
How much is my personal injury case worth in the court of law?
Often times, this is the first question an injury victim will ask, however it is difficult to give a specific dollar amount as each case is seen differently. Each case is usually determined by the following:
- Medical Expenses
- Lost Wages
- Pain and Suffering
- Loss of Future Earnings
- Property Damages
Will Lewis & Keller dedicate much time to my case?
Our attorneys strive to win maximum compensation for each of our cases and will dedicate as much time necessary for each case. Time spent depends directly on the complexities of each case.
What is considered to be a “negligent action”?
A negligent action refers to another person disregarding the safety of those around them while failing to act in a safe and responsible manner, which is present.
When can a personal injury lawsuit be filed?
An individual looking to file a personal injury lawsuit should contact an attorney as soon as the accident has occurred. Time is an extremely important factor in these cases due to their statute of limitations.
Should I sign any type of release?
Our firm suggests not signing any type of release without speaking with an experienced personal injury attorney. An attorney will assure your rights are protected before you sign something compromising your rights.
Is it a good idea to provide my insurance company with a record statement or house visit?
It is imperative to speak with an attorney before agreeing to provide a record statement or house visit. This is because insurance companies are known for providing the smallest settlement possible to their customers.
Who is held liable after a catastrophic injury?
As more than one single person may be responsible for an injury, it is best to contact a personal injury attorney. Depending on the form of injury, liability may rest on the hospital, doctor, another driver, drug manufacturer, or an employer.
Will I need to go to court?
Not always. Often times, accident cases are settled without even filing a lawsuit, while many lawsuits are settled without an actual court trial. Of course, if a case is not settled on all terms, it may be required to proceed to court.
Should I see a doctor?
Anyone who is injured in a car crash should seek medical attention. A visit to your doctor will assure there are no unseen injuries and will provide you with documents to support your claim.
What is a contingency fee?
A contingency fee simply means that a law firm will not charge you for their services unless a case is ruled in your favor. If a case is ruled in your favor, our law firm will take a small percentage of the winnings.
Need Help? Contact An Experienced Personal Injury Attorney?
If you or a loved one has been injured due to the negligence of another person, the victim may be entitled to compensation for their losses and damages. Speaking with an attorney about your case will allow you to discover that you may be eligible to receive compensation benefits as a result of your injury.
At Lewis & Keller, our primary goal is to protect the rights of injured victims and help them receive the justice they deserve in the court of law. With our primary office located in Winston-Salem, we are licensed to serve the entire state of North Carolina.
A few locations we serve include:
- Buena Vista
- Park Terrace
- Reynolda Park
To learn more about how our personal injury attorneys can help you win justice, or to schedule a free no-obligation consultation, we encourage you to give us a call at 336-765-7777 and a member of our intake team will take the details of your case and answer any questions that you might have. They will then quickly connect you with one of our experienced personal injury lawyers.
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