Common Legal Questions
How do I know if I have a case?
The best way to know for certain if you have a case is to consult with an experienced personal injury or medical malpractice lawyer. Contact us today for a free consultation with a highly skilled injury lawyer - the attorney can help you determine if you have a case.
How much will it cost me to hire a lawyer?
You might be pleased to learn that working with a personal injury or malpractice lawyer is more affordable than you think. For instance, your initial consultation with most Law Firms are free of charge. Once you decide to hire a lawyer, a contingency fee basis for payment is usually the arrangement. This means the attorney doesn't get paid until a favorable settlement has been obtained for you.
Why should I choose an attorney who has experience with serious injury cases?
To put it simply, hiring an experienced injury or malpractice attorney will provide you with a better outcome for your case. For example, obtaining a greater settlement amount.
How do you prove negligence?
Based on statutory law, as well as previous cases that have evolved over time, each person owes every other person the duty to act as a reasonably prudent person would act under the same or similar circumstances. Accidents occur when someone violates this duty and fails to act accordingly in a given situation, or acts negligently or carelessly. Therefore, negligence is proven by being able to show that an injury or damage has occurred to the plaintiff as a result of the defendant's carelessness and / or failure to act.
What kind of compensation am I entitled to for being wrongfully injured?
When it comes to compensation, you may be legally entitled to payment of your medical bills, past and future, including:
- Occupational therapy
- Physical therapy
- Surgical procedures
- Scar revision/Cosmetic surgery
- Ongoing medical care
You may also be entitled to:
- Compensation for loss of income / wages, past and future
- Vocational rehabilitation - compensation for a retraining into a new job or occupation)
- compensation for pain and suffering
- Loss of consortium - this occurs when an injury is so severe that it interferes with the injured party's spousal relations. For example, loss of support, companionship, affection, society, services, love, sexual relations and solace. It is important to note that a 'loss of consortium' claim is separate from the injury victim's claim and is compensable by a separate damages recovery.
- Any mental or physical impairment or disability