Personal Injury Attorney
Many clients want to get their personal injury case over with as quickly as possible. We want the same thing but we also want to make sure we get the best outcome possible for our clients.
How long will my personal injury case take?
This is the most common question we get from new clients. The answer depends on many factors:
- The cause of your injuries
- The severity of your injuries
- When your injuries happened
- Witnesses or other records
Unfortunately, we can’t give a specified time for your personal injury case to conclude. What we can tell you is that the longer you wait to contact an experienced personal injury attorney, the longer it will be until your claim is resolved.
What damages can I recover?
Depending on the factors surrounding your personal injury, you could recover:
- Pain and suffering
- Emotional distress
- Lost wages
- Past, present, and future medical bills
That last one is often overlooked by clients. They forget to account for their future medical bills and rehabilitation to get better after their injury.
I’ve been offered a settlement, should I take it?
You should not sign any documentation or take any settlement until you speak with an attorney first. The job of the insurance company is to settle your claim for as little as possible. Part of their tactic is to waive a sum of money in front of you in the hopes that you’ll take it because you need the cash to help pay your medical bills.
If you do that, you’ll be required to sign a document that waives your right to pursue any further compensation. That means if you end up needing additional medical care, any costs associated with that are solely your responsibility.
You don’t want that. An attorney can help you examine any settlement offers you’ve received to make sure they cover all of your existing expenses but also cover your anticipated future expenses.
Do I have to go to court?
Not necessarily. Many of our clients don’t want to spend time in a courtroom. We don’t blame them.
Many cases can be resolved without ever having to set foot in a courtroom. But if litigation is required for your case and we do end up in court, we are with you every step of the way and will do all the speaking for you.
Why do I need a personal injury attorney?
Personal injury cases can be complex and overwhelming. There’s evidence, medical records, witness testimony, settlement negotiations, and insurance companies to deal with. You can’t be expected to handle all of that all while trying to recover from your injuries.
You need to focus on getting better. You can’t do that while trying to manage your own personal injury case. A personal injury lawyer Salt Lake City, UT offers has the experience you can rely on to give you the best chance of getting the compensation you deserve and need to make a full, complete, and speedy recovery.
Thank you to our friends and contributors at Rasmussen & Miner for their insight into personal injury lawsuits and the time they can take.