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Common Questions in Personal Injury Cases

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injury-caseIf you sustained an injury in an accident, you likely have many questions. You may be unsure of your rights or how to proceed. By reading this handy list of common questions in personal injury cases, you can improve your understanding of what to do after you have been injured in any type of accident.

1.      Am I entitled to compensation?

If your injury was the result of another party's negligent actions, you may be able to recover compensation for your damages. In the event the accident was your fault, you probably will not be compensated.

2.      What does negligence mean?

When someone engages in negligence, they fail to uphold a legal duty of care. For example, all drivers have the legal duty to be careful when behind the wheel. If they drive recklessly or disregard a law, they are considered negligent.

3.      Should I take the insurance company's offer?

Right after an accident that was not your fault, you may be tempted to accept any settlement you are offered. Since insurance companies are in the business to make money, they are likely to offer you a low amount in order to save money. It is important to refrain from accepting a settlement until you have consulted a lawyer.

4.      What is statute of limitations?

The time period you have to file a lawsuit is known as a statute of limitations. A lawyer can help you determine the statute of limitations for your particular case.

5.      How much money will I receive from my claim?

Personal injury claims significantly vary in value. For instance, one claim may be worth a few thousand dollars while another one is valued at millions of dollars. The specific details of your accident as well as your injury and damages will all play a role in how money you may receive.

6.      Is a lawyer necessary?

Although you can represent yourself in a personal injury claim, doing so can be stressful and hurt you down the road. Rather than trying to tackle your claim on your own, hire an experienced personal injury lawyer who is well-versed in personal injury law and can maximize the value of your claim.

Contact Our Joliet Personal Injury Lawyers

If you or a loved one has been injured in a personal injury accident, you should reach out to our highly skilled Joliet personal injury lawyers. We will answer all of your questions and ensure your rights are protected. Call the Law Offices of Tedone and Morton, P.C., today at 815-666-1285 for a consultation.

Source: https://www.edmunds.com/auto-insurance/how-car-insurance-companies-handle-car-accident-claims.html

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