Answers To Frequently Asked Questions About Personal Injury Claims
First of all, we want you to know that having questions is totally normal. Getting hurt is an unexpected and life-changing event that nobody can prepare for. Of course you have questions. At The Law Firm of Nonna Shikh in New York City, we are happy to answer your questions. To get started, here are general answers to some of the questions we here the most.
Do I Have A Personal Injury Claim?
If you have suffered a serious injury – and that could mean anything from a broken leg that keeps you off your feet and prevents you from working to a mild traumatic brain injury that will affect you the rest of your life – that was caused by someone else’s negligence, you may have a claim. Keep in mind that the negligent party may be another person, a business or even a government entity.
How Much Is My Claim Worth?
This is one of the most important aspects of your case. People often think that their case is worth much less than is really is, and because of that they end up accepting a settlement that is lower than what they should have gotten. There’s a lot that goes into calculating the value of a car accident claim or any other personal injury claim, including past and future medical bills associated with your injury, lost wage, and pain and suffering.
Should I Accept A Settlement?
The insurance company called and gave you a number. Perhaps it seems OK to you. Perhaps you’re skeptical. You should only accept a settlement if you are absolutely certain that it will compensate you for all of the costs, both economic and noneconomic, that you have incurred because of your injury. If you accept the settlement and it runs out before all of your injury-related bills are paid, you cannot go back to the insurance company and ask for more.
Why Should I Call A Personal Injury Lawyer?
The real question is, why wouldn’t you? Personal injury lawyers in New York City uniformly offer free consultations and handle claims on a contingency basis, meaning you pay nothing unless you get compensation. With more than 20 years of experience, we know how to quickly review your situation and determine if you have a case, assess it’s full value and fight to make sure you get every penny it’s worth.
Whether you are just getting started or you have already received a settlement offer from the insurance company, we encourage you to email us or call 718-557-9729 to schedule your free consultation. We are happy to answer every question you have.