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Frequently Asked Questions

What is the law in personal injury?


The law in personal injury has something to do with insurance settlements. These are civil laws that aim to obtain injury claim from the parties at fault. These are institutions or people that may have caused your personal injury. A California personal injury attorney will represent you when you negotiate for your insurance settlements. You may also hire an injury law firm to help you file a case in court if you think that you have better chances of getting the much-deserved injury claim this way.

There are two things that are being looked into by an injury law firm. First, it needs to identify those who should be responsible for the personal injury. Second, it should also be established that there was negligence at their end. You cannot file a personal injury if the accident is caused by your own wrongdoing.

The insurance settlements can be used for a lot of things. It can cover for your personal injury expenses, such as medical costs and future earnings. It can also be a form of civil damage to ease your pain and suffering.

What is personal injury?

A personal injury is described as any injury that is done to the mind or to the body because of someone else’s negligence or deliberate act. Normally, though, personal injury is limited to the harm done to the body. You can suffer from a personal injury if you encounter a car or aviation accident, medical malpractice, dog bite, or brain injury. Your family may receive an injury claim if you die of wrongful death. A California personal injury attorney can also work with you if you don’t receive your rightful workers’ compensation.

What are the different forms of compensation you can receive?

The insurance settlements should be substantial enough to cover all the damages that may have been brought by your personal injury. For example, an injury claim can be utilized to cover your medical bills and lost wages. You can also get insurance settlements equal to the future earnings you could have gotten if you have not been disabled or didn’t meet an untimely demise. The compensation claims can also serve as form of indemnity for all the trouble you’ve gone through, such as pain, suffering, and emotional trauma.

The injury claim can also be used as reimbursement for all your minor expenses, such as transportation or the following:

  • Medical bills,
  • Loss of wages, including overtime,
  • Pain and suffering
  • Physical Disability,
  • Disfigurement,
  • Permanent Scars
  • Emotional Trauma,
  • Mental Anguish,
  • Loss of enjoyment,
  • Loss of love and affection,
  • Shame,
  • Mental Disability,
  • Property Damage

Out of pocket expenses (travel, house cleaning, mowing, etc.).

When should I file a personal injury claim?

There are a lot of factors to be considered before you file for an insurance settlement. First, you have to prove that there is personal injury. You should also be able to determine the person responsible for your personal injury.

Can I still file compensation claims if the accident was partly my wrongdoing?

Yes, you can, but the personal injury case will be subject to comparative negligence principle. This means that the fault of both parties will be carefully weighed in and the insurance settlement is determined. It will be subtracted from the percentage that is equal to your own fault.

When should I work with a personal injury law firm?

There are a lot of reasons why you should start working with a California personal injury attorney even in the early stages of the case. He can help you determine if you have a better chance of winning the case. He will also be the one to guide you all throughout the process of getting an insurance settlement. You also have to contact an injury law firm if you or a loved one is seriously hurt. Another reason why you should talk to a California personal injury attorney immediately is because of time restriction. Depending on the circumstances surrounding your personal injury, you may not be able to obtain injury claim if you go beyond that time period given.

What do you mean by a contingency fee?

When it comes to personal injury cases, there is such a thing as “no win, no pay ” This means that you don’t have to pay your personal injury law firm unless the California personal injury attorney is able to win the case, and you are able to get your insurance settlement.

Do I need to bring my personal injury case to court?

Often, insurance settlements would be determined and achieved without having to go to court. After all, parties at fault and insurance companies would like to get rid of further hassles and bad image. Fortunately, working with a California personal injury attorney such as Madison Group means that you won’t really have to go through the painstaking process of getting your own compensations claim.

How much can I get from my injury claim?

This one will depend on a number of factors; thus, it will be very hard to come up with a definite value. You will be able to know it early, though, if you can start working with a California personal injury attorney like Madison Law Group.

When can I receive my insurance settlement?

This also depends on the progress of the personal injury case. Unless all documents are available, such as your medical and billing reports, then an injury claim may be a little far. Our California personal injury attorneys can take care of that for you. All you need to do is to cooperate with us, especially in getting the documents that are hard to do so.

Are there other people I have to deal with besides California personal injury attorneys?

Yes, and they are necessary. These are assistants, case managers, and others who work alongside with our California personal injury attorneys. They can speed up the litigation and insurance settlement processes since they can give more time for these lawyers to concentrate on the case. Our team works together to identify evidence and information to strengthen your personal injury case.

Will you be able to let me borrow some funds?

Unfortunately, the injury law firm won’t be able to do so, but we can make sure that we will be able to speed up the resolution for your personal injury settlements and that we can advance the expenses for litigation. It is also not legal in most states. If there are collection agencies that are running after you, we can inform them of your personal injury claim. This way, you can bide for more time and then pay the amount due in installment basis or until you can receive your insurance settlement.

Can I talk to my insurance company?

As much as possible, we advise our clients not to. There’s a huge chance that anything you say will be used against you, and you won’t be able to get the right personal injury claims for yourself. You may not even win your case. We will be there when you’re going to talk to your insurance company. If there are communications extended to you, these should be addressed to us, and we will be the one to answer them for you.

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