Personal Injury Claims—Frequently Asked Questions
If you have sustained a serious personal injury because of someone else’s negligence, you may be able to file a personal injury claim. At The Justice Legal Group, our experienced Albuquerque personal injury lawyers are dedicated to helping you fight for the compensation and justice you deserve for your injuries.
To assist you with your personal injury claim, we have provided a list of the most frequently asked questions during personal injury cases:
What Is a Personal Injury Case?
When you or a loved one sustains serious injuries as a result of someone else’s negligence or blatant disregard for safety, this may be considered a personal injury case. Some common types of personal injury claims include car accidents, motorcycle accidents, semi-truck accidents, nursing home abuse, slip and fall accidents, and wrongful death.
Do I Need a Lawyer?
Technically, you are not required by law to hire an attorney to litigate your case; however, it is wise to consult the legal advice of an experienced personal injury lawyer to ensure your best interests are protected. The law can be very complex in personal injury cases, so it is best to have a skilled, knowledgeable attorney representing your case.
Should I Talk to Insurance Companies?
After an accident, it is wise to only speak with the police in order to have a written record of the events, your insurance company, and with your attorney. Insurance adjusters strive to minimize potential payouts for your injuries, and any discussion you may have with them could be misconstrued and affect the outcome of your claim. It is wise to allow your personal injury lawyer to handle all interaction with the negligent party’s insurance.
Should I Accept a Check from the Other Party’s Insurance?
Just as you should avoid speaking with the negligent party’s insurance company, you should never accept a check from an insurance company before consulting with your attorney; accepting a check from them may be taken as a settlement. Adjusters may come to your home ready to write a check before you have had a chance to consult a doctor or attorney—do not feel pressured to accept any money. If you do accept and your injuries worsen, the insurance company will no longer be held responsible for your accumulating medical bills.
What Kind of Compensation Can I Win?
During the personal injury claim process, your attorney will be fighting for the compensation you deserve for your injuries. This compensation may includes: medical bills, rehabilitation costs, prescription drug costs, loss of earning capacity, lost wages, pain and suffering, and loss of enjoyment of life. Depending on the case, these may change and you may also be eligible for punitive damages.
Contact Our Experienced Albuquerque Personal Injury Lawyers
If you or a loved one has sustained serious injuries as a result of someone else’s negligence, contact our skilled attorneys at The Justice Legal Group We have the knowledge, resources, and determination to help you fight for the compensation you deserve for your injuries. Contact us for a FREE consultation to discuss your personal injury claim.