Common Personal Injury Questions
The aftermath of a car accident or other type of personal injury accident can leave you with many questions. Our personal injury lawyers have compiled a list of several frequently asked questions from our clients that may answer some of your initial questions and give you a feel for our approach to these cases.
If you find yourself with lingering or further questions upon reading, give us a call at 301-761-3837
What is a personal injury?
Personal injury is an injury to the body or mind caused by another party’s negligence. If you were injured due to someone else’s negligence, you may be entitled to compensation. Call us today for a free consultation to evaluate your case.
What type of damages can I qualify for?
There are a ton of factors that can come into play, such as medical expenses, pain and suffering, loss of wages and more. We would need to evaluate every component of your case to determine how much compensation to seek.
Is filing a lawsuit always necessary?
Most claims are actually settled without the trauma of a lawsuit. Speaking to our experienced attorneys will help determine if you are entitled to file a lawsuit to seek the appropriate amount of compensation we believe you deserve.
Do I have to go to court to collect earnings?
If we settle your case out of court, you will never have to step foot in a courtroom! We will negotiate with the insurance companies to get the maximum compensation possible. However, if the insurance companies are unwilling to provide an adequate settlement, it is likely we will need to proceed to trial, in which you will need to go to court.
What is negligence?
By definition, negligence is the failure to take proper or reasonable care, resulting in damage/injury to another party. Negligence must be proven for a personal injury claim to be successful.
How long can I wait to file a personal injury claim?
The range of time in which you have to file a lawsuit is known as the statute of limitations. If you do not file a lawsuit before the statute of limitations expires, your case will be forever barred. Depending on the state you are in, and the type of personal injury case, you need to speak to an attorney to determine what the statute of limitations will be for your specific case.
What do I tell the insurance companies when they call me?
Do NOT sign anything with the insurance companies that you do not understand. They are usually looking for a quick settlement where they will give you a lowball offer as it is in their best interest not to proceed to trial. After you retain our firm, we will handle everything with the insurance companies moving forward and give you peace of mind.
The insurance company said I don’t need an attorney – is that true?
Depending on your case, the insurance companies could only be looking out for their financial interests. It is important to speak to an attorney to make sure you have a valid case and are not being taken advantage of.
What am I responsible for if I lose the case?
You will not be responsible for any incurred expenses.
Is my case big enough for a lawyer to handle?
Our team of experienced attorneys will take any case where we believed you were wronged by negligence, no matter the size of the case.
How much is my consultation fee with Rowe, Weinstein & Sohn, PLLC?
Free! We do not charge our clients for personal injury consultations!
How do I know who was at fault in my auto accident?
We need to evaluate the facts of the case to determine who was at fault. While the insurance companies will often argue who was at fault, our job is to make sure we can prove negligence to get you the compensation you deserve.
If You Have More Questions, We Have More Answers
These are only a handful of common questions our Bethesda personal injury lawyers hear from clients. If you have further questions, we would love to hear from you. Give us a call today at 301-761-3837.