10 Important Considerations Of Personal Injury Cases
For many years, the skilled lawyers of Cantor Crane have provided advocacy and representation for personal injury victims and their loved ones. If you have been injured or a loved one died because of someone else’s negligence, there are some important considerations toward taking legal action. These considerations for your personal injury case include:
- Personal injury law is not just for car accidents.
Car accidents are a large part of personal injury law. But personal injury law also applies to instances in which people suffer harm from the negligence of another party. Defective consumer products, dog bites, wrongful death and premises injuries are other types of personal injury lawsuits.
- Settlement offers from insurance companies are not always fair.
Insurance companies are in business for profit. This is why they try to limit how much they pay for medical expenses and other damages injured victims suffer. But undervaluing your claim leaves you with short- and long-term financial hardship. This is particularly true if you must miss work due to your injuries.
- You need an experienced lawyer’s help.
Victims of serious injuries suffer the expense of tens of thousands of dollars of medical expenses, missed work or long-term rehabilitation. Working with an experienced personal injury attorney who understands your physical, mental and financial hardships after serious injury provides you with the best chance of receiving the compensation you deserve. By working with a personal injury lawyer, you relieve much of your stress, gain peace of mind and can focus on your recovery.
- Your lawyer’s experience matters.
You need a personal injury lawyer with extensive experience in cases like yours. Cantor Crane lawyers are recognized as top lawyers in their field by Martindale-Hubbell and other organizations rating law firm and attorney performance. Our lawyers have the legal knowledge, skill, backgrounds and negotiation skills needed, as well as a lengthy record of trial experience for cases just like yours.
- You can gain extensive compensation in your personal injury case.
Compensation paid by insurance companies for cases like yours often includes money for past and future medical expenses, lost earnings, property damage and pain and suffering. Wrongful death cases award damages like funeral and burial expenses, lost consortium, loss of financial support and benefits, related medical expenses and other amounts. How you are compensated depends on your case circumstances. Your lawyer can help you understand how much your claim may recover.
- Each case is unique.
All personal injury legal claims include certain fundamental steps. But the claims vary widely, depending on injury type, cause of the injury and other factors. Personal injury cases also vary in length and whether they proceed to trial or are settled out-of-court.
- Some cases are lengthy.
Mounting medical expenses, being unable to work and other pressures can lead injury victims to accept an early insurance offer. But before accepting this settlement amount, it is important to discuss your case with an experienced attorney. Your attorney understands the challenges you face now and when filing a lawsuit. Most of these cases are settled fairly within months, but court trials may take a year or more for recovery of the financial amount you need. Your attorney will help you understand the specific expectations of your claim.
- Cases either settle out of court or proceed to trial.
Most personal injury cases settle without going to trial. This is either through insurance company negotiations or a mediation process. Your personal injury lawyer works hard to achieve an agreeable settlement in a positive amount of time. But when a trial is needed, your lawyer has the experience you need for that process.
- Time and evidence are critical factors.
When someone else’s negligence causes you injury or results in a loved one’s death, it is important to talk to a lawyer as soon as possible. Statutes of limitations limit how long you have to pursue legal action in your case. This is usually between two and three years after your injury date. It is critical to collect as much evidence as possible for supporting your claim, for your attorney to guide you through appropriate information gathering and to access police reports and medical records.
- Cantor Crane personal injury lawyers work on contingency.
Personal injury lawyers usually work on contingency. This is because most clients cannot pay for a lawyer on an hourly fee basis, particularly when going through post-injury financial hardship. This is why Cantor Crane lawyers work on contingency, meaning we do not get paid until your case is settled or won at trial.
If you have been injured or someone you love died as a result of someone else’s negligence, call an experienced and receive a consultation for your case.