FAQs About Personal Injury Claims

This lengthy booklet gives you the answers to the most frequently asked 27 questions about personal injury claims.

After you learn the answers to the questions everyone else is asking about personal injury claims, we hope you will contact us to discuss the specifics of your case:

  1. Should I contact the police after an auto accident?
  2. Should I go to the doctor after a car accident?

  3. The insurance company told me that I don’t need to hire a lawyer. Is this true?

  4. What are the different stages of a personal injury case?

  5. What is mediation?

  6. What is arbitration?

  7. Will the information I share with you remain private?

  8. What should I bring when meeting with my lawyer?

  9. How do you determine the value of my claim?

  10. What is the difference between personal injury protection and medical payments insurance?

  11. Should I carry uninsured/under-insured motorist insurance coverage?

  12. Is it possible to sue a county or city?

  13. Can my lawyer settle my case without my consent?

  14. What is a deposition?

  15. What questions will I be asked during my deposition?

  16. How long will my personal injury case take?

  17. Do I have to be present for court appearances?

  18. What is a letter of protection?

  19. What is contributory negligence?

  20. What is comparative negligence?

  21. What is assumption of the risk?

  22. What are the elements of a negligence case?

  23. Will I have to pay a fee in order for my lawyer to handle my case?

  24. Will I be able to recover punitive damages for my injuries?

  25. I had a family member who died due to the negligence of another. Can I bring a lawsuit against the negligent party?

  26. What is a worker's compensation third-party claim?

  27. What is the attractive nuisance doctrine?