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FAQs About Personal Injury Claims

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Personal Injury FAQs

Who Is Liable For My Injuries?

Determining liability is the first step in personal injury claims. You want to know who caused the accident and name that party as the defendant in your case. The liable party will have to cover the damages you suffer from the accident.

The question of liability is complex, with several contributing factors. It is possible to have multiple parties liable for a single accident.

Your personal injury lawyer will help analyze the evidence available to determine liability.

What Is My Claim Worth?

The basis of your claim's value depends on several elements that require careful consideration. One of the roles of a personal injury lawyer is to help calculate the amount by assessing measurable damages, such as:

  • Your current medical expenses to treat the injuries sustained from the accident
  • Future costs of rehabilitation and treatment to mend the injuries
  • The income and wages lost because you are unable to work
  • Damage to property

The non-economic damages are added to the personal injury lawsuit. These cover:

  • Emotional stress
  • Pain and suffering
  • Loss of consortium
  • Losing the ability to enjoy life
How Long Does My Claim Take?

The time to resolve a case depends on the particular circumstances, and how the insurance companies respond. You can expect the process to take anywhere from one month to one year. In extraordinary cases, it can take even longer.

What Should I Do After An Accident?

The first thing you should do after an accident is to assess yourself. Are you hurt in any way? Do you feel pain? Even if you seem okay at first glance, seek medical attention immediately. The doctor can get a better look at you and determine if you have underlying injuries from the accident.

The next step is to report the incident to property authorities. That would depend on the nature of the accident. In slip and fall cases within hotel premises, that means filing a report with the management team. In any case, you have the option to call the police.

Try to collect evidence if you are not seriously injured. Use your phone to take pictures and videos of the scene. Talk to other people on the premises and write down what they witnessed along with their contact details. Your lawyer may want to talk to them later.

Talk to an experienced personal injury attorney to assess your case.

What Are Punitive Damages?

Economic and non-economic damages are paid to the victim to compensate for the costs they incur from the accident. Punitive damages are required by courts if there was malicious intent on the part of the defendant. Essentially, it is a financial penalty added on top of the compensation paid to the victims.

Should I Talk With The Insurance Company?

You can talk to the insurance company of the other party after the accident. However, be wary of what information you share with them. Remember, they are working for their best interest, not yours. That means they will try what they can to lower the amount of your claim.

Consult your personal injury attorney before talking with the insurance company. And do not accept any offer before doing so.

Do you have other questions about personal injury claims not covered on this page? You can contact Eric Blank Injury Attorneys at (702) 222-2115 to get more information. We are here to guide you through the legal proceedings of your personal injury claim.

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