Common Personal Injury Questions
Knowledgeable Personal Injury Lawyers in Broward County
When you are seriously hurt, the last thing you want to think about are
the legalities involved with your case. However, speaking with a
Broward County personal injury attorney can mean the difference between being stuck with trying to pay your medical
bills, and holding the negligent party liable for damages. The following
are some common questions regarding personal injury cases; call
Kaplan Law Group, P.A. for further assistance.
How do I know if I have a good case?
The presence of three elements can make for a strong injury case. First,
is there another party which is clearly at fault for your injuries? Second,
did you suffer observable physical, financial, or emotional harm? Lastly,
does whichever entity which harmed you have the money or assets to cover
What is my injury claim worth?
This question is quite common but difficult to answer since every case
is unique. Many factors are involved; for instance, in most auto accidents,
medical negligence, or slip and fall cases, your age, severity of your
injuries, your earning potential, the degree of fault, and even geographic
location are very important elements in determining your damages.
What information should I bring to my lawyer’s attention?
Basically, the more information you can offer your attorney, the stronger
your case can be. Things such as photographs, names of witnesses, accident
reports, or medical records should be handed over to your lawyer so they
can be integrated into your claim. Other data such as how much work you
have missed, activities you no longer can perform, and physical and psychological
conditions are very relevant to determining what your case is worth.
What should I
Do not discuss your case with anyone other than your attorney as anything
you say can be used against your claim, even things said to your family
and friends. While you should obviously seek medical attention, do not
speak to your doctor about the value of your case or what you may be entitled to.
What if my case goes to trial?
While most injury cases are settled out of court, if your case does make
it to this stage for some reason, it could take up to a year to adequately
prepare the case for trial.