After you have suffered an injury due to someone else’s negligence, you may find yourself feeling unsure where to turn. You will have plenty of questions and concerns, and it is going to seem like you are facing an uphill battle. While the process of filing a personal injury claim is difficult – and you need to be smart about protecting your rights – you can get through it with a confident and experienced legal team on your side. To help you get started and avoid many of the common mistakes that can jeopardize a claim for compensation, our attorneys have prepared answers to several personal injury-related FAQs:
Our Attorneys Answer Your Questions About Seeking Just Compensation
1. How is Fault Determined in a Car Accident?
Fault is a complex legal concept, and one of the first rules of pursuing a claim for compensation is that you should never assume you were at fault in an accident. Making matters even more complicated, under Pennsylvania’s unique auto insurance laws, you may have already predetermined your rights to a certain extent when you purchased your auto insurance policy. Learn more in: How is Fault Determined in a Car Accident?
2. What Do I Need to Know About Dealing with Insurance Adjusters?
Insurance adjusters get paid by the insurance companies to settle accident victims’ claims for as little as possible. They are not on your side, and they will try to gain your trust in order to solicit information that they can later use against you. As a result, you need to be very careful when dealing with the insurance adjuster assigned to your claim, and the best thing you can do is let your attorney communicate with the adjuster on your behalf. Learn more in: Understanding How Insurance Adjusters Work in Personal Injury Claims.
3. When Should You Hire a Personal Injury Attorney?
You’ve been injured in an accident – should you hire an attorney? Is it too early? Never. Is it too late? Most likely not. From dealing with the insurance adjusters to conducting an investigation and preparing all of the documents involved in pursuing a successful claim, there is a lot for your attorney and his or her support staff to handle. Learn more about the importance of hiring an attorney early and choosing the right law firm for your claim in: When Should I Hire a Personal Injury Attorney?
4. What Can I Expect If My Claim Goes to Trial?
The vast majority of personal injury claims settle. But, occasionally, a case will go to trial. At The Slocum Firm, we work hard to secure quick and favorable settlements, but we also approach each case with an eye toward the possibility that we will eventually need to fight for our client’s rights in court. Participating in a jury trial is a unique experience, and it is important to set your expectations for the process. Learn more in: What to Expect When My Claim Goes to Trial.
While these FAQ answers are intended to be helpful, they should not be construed as legal advice, and you certainly should not rely on them in lieu of speaking directly with a qualified personal injury attorney. For answers tailored to your unique personal circumstances, contact The Slocum Firm and request a free consultation today.
Request a Free Consultation with a Personal Injury Attorney in Scranton, PA
To speak with an attorney about your case, contact The Slocum Firm today and request a confidential consultation. All consultations are completely free, and we do not charge any legal fees unless we help you secure financial compensation. Don’t wait to enforce your rights – call our Scranton, PA law offices at 570-209-7376 or contact us online now.