Personal Injury Law FAQ
General Personal Injury Q&A
Q: Do I have a personal injury claim?
A: Under tort laws, victims of personal injury accidents, such as traffic accidents (e.g. car accident, motorcycle accident, bicycle accident, pedestrian accident, truck accident, bus accident, train accident), slip and fall accidents, animal attack, brain injury, spinal cord injury, burn injury, construction accidents, medical malpractice, aviation accidents, products liability, and premises liability have the right to file a personal injury case against the liable party.
Q: What should I do if I have a personal injury case?
A: The first thing you would want to do is to collect pieces of evidence supporting your claim. This may include medical records, photographs or video recording, and police report. The next step is to contact a personal injury lawyer who will help you process your claim. Your legal representative will be the one to ensure that all necessary legal documents will be filed and that the person or group of people liable to your injuries will provide you proper compensations.
Q: What types of injury compensations can I get?
A: Pursuant to tort laws, depending on your case, you may be able to receive both economic and non-economic damages. Economic damages may include compensations for your hospital bills, repair or replacement of your property damaged due to the accident, medication and rehabilitation expenses, as well as loss of income and future income. You may also receive non-economic damages, such as compensations for pain and suffering, emotional distress, mental anguish, and loss of consortium.
Q: What if I don’t have sufficient resources to pay for a lawyer?
A: It is not uncommon for reputable and experienced personal injury law firms to offer ‘No Win, No Fee’ contingency legal services. These firms will represent you in all legal matters related to your claim through contingency basis.
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