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Personal Injury FAQs

Personal Injury FAQs at WRZ Law

We get many questions when people are considering hiring a personal injury lawyer. We know it can be overwhelming and a bit confusing, so here are some FAQs. Don’t hesitate to contact us with other questions or talk to us. We’re here for you.

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How Much Does a Personal Injury Lawyer Cost?

Our personal injury lawyers will not charge you anything unless we win a settlement in or out of court. We work on a contingency basis, meaning we fund the entire case and only pay ourselves back if you win a settlement. This ensures we work hard for the case and that you don’t have more out-of-pocket expenses.

What Counts as a Personal Injury That I Can File a Claim For?

Anytime you or someone you love has been injured by someone else’s negligence, carelessness, or intentionality- you might have a personal injury case. Personal injury cases can be complex, so we won’t be able to tell you precisely every situation that warrants a lawsuit. However, some of the most common causes of injuries that involve lawsuits are:

  • Car accidents
  • Dog bites
  • Nursing home abuse
  • Product defects
  • Truck accidents
  • Drunk driving accidents
  • Chemical burns
  • Construction site accidents
  • Premises liability
  • Sporting event accidents
  • Music venue injuries
  • Child injuries from daycare or school
  • and many more

What Kinds of Compensation Can I Go After?

When you have been injured by someone else, you can seek many types of compensation in a lawsuit. While every case is different, just some things you can seek are:

  • Medical expenses (past, present, and future)
  • Lost wages due to the injury
  • Pain and Suffering
  • Property damages
  • Mental anguish
  • Lost enjoyment of life

How Long Do I Have to File My Case?

The statute of limitation in most states is two years. However, this varies if you’re suing a governing authority like the city or state. Other exceptions can be the age of the injured. Make sure to call us as soon as possible so we can start your case.

What if I’m Being Offered a Settlement From the Insurance Adjuster?

Do not talk to an insurance adjuster. Their goal is to pay out the least amount possible. Before you talk to any insurance company, call our personal injury lawyers so we can advocate for you.

How Long Will It Take to Settle My Claim?

There are many variables in the time frame of a case, so this is almost impossible to answer. Most cases are settled out of court, with the two sides going back and forth to reach a settlement. Each back and forth has an amount of time the other side is allowed to wait to respond. Some lawyers quickly respond to a counter; others wait until the last minute. It also takes time to build your case and gather the evidence, witness statements, and experts we might need. It’s safe to assume that complex cases will take longer while straightforward cases will settle in a shorter time.

How Do I Pay All My Bills Until The Case is Settled?

Unfortunately, you must cover all bills until the case is settled. This includes medical bills and everyday bills. It goes a long way to contact the companies you owe money to and explain to them what’s going on. Many bill collectors will work with you and even waive late fees. Keep track of all late fees and any time you take to work with bill collectors.

Do I Need a Personal Injury Lawyer?

Yes, you need an experienced personal injury lawyer to handle your case. We will work hard for the most compensation possible for you and your family. Contact us today.

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