Personal Injury FAQs
Frequently Asked Questions About Personal Injury
What should I do if I have been injured in an accident?
The first thing you should do is seek medical attention immediately. Once medical attention has been sought and your condition has been assessed, it may be wise to contact an attorney if you feel your accident was due to the fault or negligence of another person or entity. Depending upon the circumstances of your case, you could be able to recover compensation for your injuries. Speaking with an experienced personal injury attorney at Brock & Stout can get you the information you need.
How much compensation can I expect to receive?
This depends upon the type of case you have, how severely you were injured, the actions of the negligent party who caused your injury, among many other relevant factors.
What should I do if someone else was responsible for injuring me?
It is in your best interests to speak with a lawyer who is very familiar with the law. Our attorneys & Brock & Stout have decades of collective legal experience and we will fight for your rights.
What can I get compensation for?
Depending on the case there are a number of areas that compensation can be obtained.
- Medical Expenses
- Lost Wages/Benefits
- Pain & Suffering
How can it be proven that the other person/entity is responsible?
It will need to be shown that the other party was negligent in some fashion. This is the burden of proof that exists. It means that the plaintiff will need to establish satisfactory reason that the other party/entity was liable. Find out if you can receive compensation for you and your loved ones by contacting one of our attorneys at Brock & Stout today.
How long will my case take?
Each case differs and there is no exact way to determine the amount of time it will take a case to be fully resolved. There are certain factors that can be used to get an approximation of the time your case can take. This includes how serious the injuries are, if there is a dispute over who is at fault and if there is a difference of opinion as to how much the compensation should be. One of our attorneys will be able to give you a better idea as to how long the process should take.
When do I know if a settlement is right to take?
Insurance companies are known for trying to offer less than what is deserved. Oftentimes people settle for much less than they could have gotten if they had contacted an attorney. Before you agree to a settlement you want to have it reviewed by an lawyer who can assess the case to get a better idea if you should be receiving more than what you’re being offered. Don’t allow the insurance companies to rush you into accepting something far less than what you’re owed. Make sure an attorney goes over your case with you before agreeing to settle anything. You’ve got nothing to lose.
Why do I need an attorney?
You are not required to have an attorney if you want to file a lawsuit against the negligent person or entity responsible for your injuries. However, it is in your best interests to have an experienced and knowledgeable group of attorneys who can help you navigate the complex legal system. If you have skillful and aggressive personal injury lawyers defending your rights, you can be assured that you will receive the best chance of getting the compensation you deserve.