How do I know if I need a personal injury lawyer?
If you are injured in an accident due to the negligence of an insured person, business or government entity, that party will have claim representatives and attorneys to defend their interests. By retaining a qualified personal injury firm such as Jeffrey Freedman Attorneys at Law, you protect your rights to receive fair compensation for your medical expenses, lost wages, and pain and suffering. There is a statute of limitations on injury accidents that may expire if you wait too long to file a suit. Also, over time witnesses sometimes become less willing to testify on your behalf, or evidence is lost. The earlier you contact Jeffrey Freedman Attorneys at Law, the more certain you are of receiving just compensation.
What should I do if I'm injured in a motor vehicle, fall-down or work accident?
If you sustain any injuries, seek medical attention as soon as possible. Call for an ambulance or other appropriate transportation to a hospital. For motor vehicle accidents, tell the investigating police officer about the injuries and cooperate fully with health care providers. If your injury complaints persist, keep a diary of your medical condition and treatments as such documentation may be especially helpful to your personal injury attorney. For slip and falls, have a friend or family member photograph the accident location as soon as possible. For work accidents, Workers' Compensation Insurance will cover your treatment costs and you can not bring action against your employer for negligence. However, there may be a legal basis to initiate a lawsuit against a third party. For any work-related injury, it's best to consult with a personal injury attorney who will review the details of the accident.
Is it okay to talk about a motor vehicle accident?
Get the name, address, telephone number, and automobile insurance information from the other driver(s). Also, get the names, addresses, and telephone numbers of any witnesses to the accident. Otherwise, do not discuss the accident with anyone other than the investigating police officer, your doctors, your own insurance representatives, and your lawyer.
What determines the value of my personal injury claim?
There is no standard formula for determining the settlement on a personal injury claim. Each person's road to recovery is a unique story and the degree of permanent disability is important to the value of a claim. Your attorney at Jeffrey Freedman Attorneys at Law will examine the total impact of the injuries: your pain and suffering, your past and future medical expenses and lost wages, and how your future will be affected. We will take all of this into consideration before we recommend a target range for your settlement.
How long will it take to settle my case?
When you have been injured you and your family members face many difficult challenges. However, insurance companies know claimants want to settle as early as possible and use that knowledge to trap claimants into low settlements. At Jeffrey Freedman Attorneys at Law we recommend our clients do not rush to settle. The best results sometimes take time. Even though we obtain many satisfactory pre-suit and in-suit settlements, we are always prepared to take your case to trial to get the compensation you deserve.