Frequently Asked Personal Injury Questions
- I was injured in a car accident. How much is my case worth?
- What kind of compensation might I get from a personal injury claim?
- What is negligence?
- How long does a personal injury case take?
I was injured in a car accident. How much is my case worth?
That depends on a number of factors. The value of your case is determined
by the type and extent of your injuries, your medical expenses, and what
kind of condition you are in when you have completed your medical treatment.
Also taken into consideration is the ability of the responsible party
to pay any judgment and whether you played any role in the cause of the
accident. When you talk to a Dallas personal injury lawyer at our firm,
we will be able to assess your situation to determine if you have a viable
personal injury case.
What kind of compensation might I get from a personal injury claim?
Each case is different and has its own set of unique circumstances. However,
the areas that might be covered in monetary compensation include past
medical bills, future medical bills, past lost wages, loss of future earning
potential, and pain and suffering. A general idea of what these areas
might add up to may be determined once all medical records and statements
have been received and it is determined whether your physical and emotional
health has improved or worsened since you were injured.
What is negligence?
Negligence is conduct that fails to meet standards of behavior or action
by law that has been established for the protection of individuals against
unreasonable risk of harm. An individual acts in a negligent way when
his conduct departs from behavior that a reasonably prudent person would
display under similar circumstances. For example, a driver on the highway
is expected to drive in a manner that takes into consideration the safety
of other drivers. When a driver operates his car while intoxicated, he
is being negligent.
How long does a personal injury case take?
Every case has its own unique characteristics and there is no general rule
as to how long a case will take. Some cases are clear liability cases
with simple damages, which can be settled very quickly. Other cases, such
as product liability cases, can be very complicated. Often, cases are
settled out of court. Those cases which are contested and must go to court
will take longer to be concluded.