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Personal Injury Frequently Asked Questions

For what kinds of things can I make a personal injury claim?

You can make a claim for damage you suffered as a result of the accident. Commonly, claims are made for past and future medical bills, loss of income, and pain and suffering. Claims involving wrongful death of a loved family member allow for additional areas of compensation. When you consult with an attorney, they will review your case with you to ensure that you claim all the damages for which you are entitled.

Do I need a lawyer?

The insurance companies have their own lawyers. A lawyer who is familiar with personal injury law and in dealing with insurance companies can greatly assist your personal injury claim. Your legal team will take the worry and responsibility off your shoulders and help to win you the compensation you deserve. You should hire not just any attorney but an experienced personal injury attorney who understands how insurance companies work and have experience in dealing with insurance adjusters. Your legal team will take the worry and responsibility off your shoulders. The only thing you will need to be concerned about is getting your health back to where it was prior to the accident.

What will it cost me to hire a lawyer?

At Davies, Barrell, Will, Lewellyn & Edwards, PLC, we are paid on a percentage contingency fee basis for personal injury claims. In other words, we only receive payment for legal services when we recover money on your behalf. We also offer a free no obligation initial meeting to discuss your claim and routinely meet with clients at their homes or in hospitals when their injuries prevent them from coming to our office.

Should I talk to the insurance company for the responsible party?

While you are generally required to cooperate with your own insurance company, you are not generally required to speak with the at-fault party’s insurance company. Before speaking with another party’s insurance company, you may want to consult with an attorney as their interest is often settling the case for as little money as possible. Because they do not have your best interests in mind, they may try to pressure you into giving a statement that is not in your best interest and that may limit your claim.

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