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Personal Injury

5 Frequently Asked Questions About Personal Injuries:

1.) What should I do after a car accident?

There’s nothing more important than your health, so see your doctor. Next, call an attorney to discuss the matter and your potential claim. Most attorneys do not charge for a consultation. Do not discuss the accident with the attorney or the insurance company for the other driver. Tell them to call your attorney or your insurance company.


2.) Do I have a case?

 If you were injured because of someone’s negligence, you are entitled to collect compensation. However, proving fault isn’t always easy. You should consult an an experienced attorney to figure out the best course of action to take.


3.) Is bodily injury the same as personal injury?

Many insurance companies refer to Personal Injury as Bodily Injury or simply BI.


4.) How much money can I get?

 That’s difficult to immediately assess. You need an experienced attorney to research your case to figure out the potential payout. Medical bills, future medical costs, lost wages, and pain and suffering are all factors that need to be considered.


5.) Will I have to testify in court?

 Most personal injury cases are settled before trial, but sometimes this is not an option. Still it’s best to be prepared.