Wednesday, August 23, 2017

6 Common Personal Injury Legal Questions

People are injured on a daily basis and in some of these cases the injury is caused by another individual. The person who caused the injury may be at fault, whether the incident was intentional or not. Although the injury may not be have been on purpose, there may be steep medical bills that add up. Our Lake of the Ozarks law firm can help you seek compensation for injuries you have sustained due to someone else’s negligence. To help you better understand the services we offer, we’ve dedicated this week’s blog to answer common questions people have about personal injury cases in Mid-Missouri.

Question #1

How do I know if I have a valid Case?
If you feel like you can prove that your injury was caused by someone else’s negligence, you most likely have grounds for a valid personal injury case. Seek professional legal counsel if you are questioning the validity of your personal injury situation.

Question #2

How can I get compensation from an injury caused by an uninsured driver?
American motorists are legally required to purchase insurance coverage for vehicle accidents. Although this is required, many drivers are NOT properly insured. If you are injured due to an uninsured motorist who is unknown, you can contact your insurance company for compensation under the uninsured motorist policy.

Question #3

I have received damage releases from the insurance company, should I sign them?
It’s best to not sign any paperwork regarding your case without your attorney looking at the document. Sometimes an insurance adjustor or other involved party may try to convince you to sign a damage release form without having a legal professional present.  You should never sign off on a paper if you are not sure of the exact purpose of the document.

Question #4

How do I know if an offer to settle my case is reasonable?
It can be difficult to tell if an offer is reasonable. An experienced personal injury attorney can help you distinguish if your settlement offer is fair. Seek legal help if you are unsure if the offer will be enough to cover damages caused by someone else’s negligence.

Question #5

Can my case be resolved without an attorney?
A case can be resolved without an attorney; however, the goal of the insurance company is to minimize what they are required to pay out. If you wish to seek damages to cover the injuries sustained, a lawyer may be the best option for you!

Question #6

How much is my case worth?
This is one of the top questions on the minds of anyone considering a personal injury lawsuit. Unfortunately, it is also one of the hardest questions to answer. A personal injury case needs to be carefully evaluated by a legal professional to get an idea of what damages you may be able to receive. A number of factors come into play when coming up with an answer to this question. Medical bills, lost wages, loss of earning capacity, property damage, associated pain and suffering are all factors that need to be evaluated when estimating a damage amount.

If you’ve been injured at the fault of someone else, it’s important to know all of your options. Contact our personal injury attorney at the Lake of the Ozarks to help with your case. Give Gibbons Law Firm a call today if you have any other questions pertaining to personal injury cases! Look at our website to learn more about our personal injury services. Remember, your first consultation with our law firm is free.

Remember, your initial consultation with Gibbons Law Firm is always free.

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Lake Ozark, MO 65049
(573) 348-2211

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