How Important Are Witnesses And Evidence In A Personal Injury Claim?
The evidence and the witnesses are paramount in any case. The most important thing that you need to do in evaluating a case is gather those witnesses and the evidence as soon as possible. I might interview witnesses or hire an investigator to take pictures or interview witnesses. This should be done as soon as possible because the case might not go to trial for two or three years, and the affidavits, pictures and physical evidence could disappear during that time.
How Soon Should Someone Seek Medical Treatment After Sustaining An Injury?
It is hard to give a specific timeframe within which someone should seek medical treatment. It is important to prove causation, meaning that whatever injuries or ramifications my client experienced can be related to the accident. If too much time passes, then causation is very difficult to prove.
How Long Do Personal Injury Cases Typically Take To Get Resolved?
I aim to resolve cases as quickly as I possibly can. That being said, a typical claim could be as short as three to six months, and could be as long as three to six years; it depends on the complexity of the case, the number of defendants involved, the medical treatment necessary and other things of that nature.
What Mistakes Do People Make That Can Hurt Their Personal Injury Claim?
One of the worst things people can do to hurt their case is post comments on social media. If someone has been out of work for six months after having back surgery related to their claim, and then they post on social media that they are building a deck, then that could hurt their case. Comments of that nature would show that they are able to lead an active lifestyle and that they weren’t detrimentally limited by the accident or the injuries that they had in the case.
Can Someone Even Afford An Experienced Personal Injury Attorney?
Every personal injury client that I’ve ever had retains me on a contingency basis, which means that I recover a portion of what I’m able to obtain in the case. If I’m not able to recover anything for the client and the case is lost, then the client does not owe me any money for the legal fees in the case.
What Makes Your Firm Particularly Suited To Handling Personal Injury Cases?
I’ve been handling personal injury cases for almost 20 years. I’ve handled a number of different types of cases, including car accidents, trucking accidents, motorcycle accidents, slip and fall cases, trip and fall cases, highway accidents, assaults, dog bites, and burns. I have handled almost every type of case that involves a serious injury that resulted from someone’s negligence. I have an intimate relationship with my clients, I’m familiar with their cases, their medical treatment and the problems that they have as a result of the accident. In addition, my clients deal solely with me throughout the entire process.
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