1. What is a personal injury?
Generally speaking, a personal injury is any physical or mental damage sustained by an accident victim. Personal injuries are the result of the carelessness or negligence of another person. Common personal injury cases include drunk driving accidents and medical malpractice cases.
2. Why should I file a personal injury claim?
If you've been hurt in an accident, you probably have a lot of questions about medical bills, missed wages and other expenses. A personal injury claim can help you collect financial compensation to cover these costs. At the firm, we have successfully helped clients collect money to cover medical bills, medical supplies, doctors' visits and missed wages. If you've been hurt in an accident that wasn't your fault, a personal injury claim can help you get the money you need and deserve.
3. Do I really need a personal injury attorney? Can't I file a claim by myself?
You may be able to file a claim without an attorney. However, a personal injury attorney in Springfield, MA can help you through the claim process. If you're feeling overwhelmed by the idea of dealing with insurance carriers, a lawyer can help. At A Good Law Firm, we can help you negotiate with insurance companies and collect evidence to substantiate your claim.
4. When should I call a personal injury attorney?
If you've been hurt in an accident and believe that someone else's carelessness or negligence is to blame, contact a personal injury lawyer in Springfield, MA immediately. Not sure if you have a case? We still want to hear from you! Fill out a free online case evaluation form to understand more about the legal circumstances surrounding your case. If you wait too long to file a claim, you may not be able to collect money for your injury.
5. How much is my case worth?
There isn't a set formula that determines how much your case is worth. In fact, there are a multitude of factors that could determine how much compensation you can receive. For example: How severe was your injury? Was you ability to work affected? How much did your medical bills cost? These and other questions can determine how much your case is worth.
6. What if I am partially at fault for the accident?
You can still file a personal injury claim – even if the accident was, in part, caused by you. Once your liability is determined, the percentage of your responsibility will be subtracted from the compensation you would have received if the accident was wholly caused by someone else.
7. What should I do if I'm offered a settlement by an insurance adjuster?
Speak with an attorney before accepting a settlement. It's no secret: insurance companies don't want to pay you any more money that you have to. To make sure that you are fairly compensated for your accident and injury, speak with a Springfield personal injury lawyer form our firm before accepting any settlement.
8. How long will it take to settle my case?
No two personal injury cases are the same. Some cases can be settled relatively quickly; others are complex and may take a great deal of time to resolve. Usually, catastrophic or severe injuries take more time to settle – less severe accidents take less time to resolve. For instance, a paralysis injury will probably take more time to resolve than a less severe dog bite claim. However, there is no formula that dictates how long your personal injury case will take - other factors may determine the length of your claim.
9. What is wrongful death?
A wrongful death claim allows you to seek financial compensation for a family member killed in an accident caused for someone else's negligence. For example, if a family member was killed by a negligent driver, you can file a personal injury claim to collect financial compensation for any medical bills, pain and suffering and other damages associated with their accident.
10. What is workers' compensation?
Workers' compensation is a form of insurance that allows you to collect financial compensation for injuries sustained at work. If you've been hurt because your employer failed to provide a hazard-free work environment, you may be entitled to workers' compensation. A Good Law Firm can help you create an effective and aggressive case to prove liability and collect money in a workers' compensation case. Contact us today to see what a lawyer from our firm can do for your case.