Frequently Asked Questions about Personal Injury Law

What is a personal injury?

Sometimes referred to as body injury, personal injury is mental or physical harm inflicted on a person as a result of someone else’s negligence or irresponsibility.

What are some examples of personal injury?

Harm resulting from:

  • Car accidents
  • Truck accidents
  • Motorcycle accidents
  • Boating accidents
  • Slip and fall accidents
  • Dog bites or animal attacks
  • Burns
  • Construction accidents
  • Defective products
  • Dangerous drugs
  • Wrongful death
  • Abuse

Can I get financial compensation in a personal injury claim?

Every case is different. Depending on the circumstances of your injury, compensation depends on several factors, including:

  • Physical and mental pain
  • Amount of pain and suffering
  • Economic hardship
  • Financial loss
  • Decreased earning potential
  • Permanent physical impairment
  • Disfigurement

What sort of compensation would I be eligible to receive?

Depending on the type of injury you suffered as well as the cause, you may be eligible for compensatory damages including:

  • Medical bills
  • Lost wages, including overtime
  • Pain and suffering
  • Physical disability
  • Property damage costs
  • Out of pocket expenses (transportation, cleaning, medical charges, etc.)

How do I know if I have a claim?

If you have been injured, physically or emotionally, due to another person’s negligent or irresponsible actions, you may have a claim. In some cases, you may also show that the other party was more at fault for the injury than you were, even if the accident was partially your fault.

Can I still have a claim if the accident was my fault?

Yes, if you can prove that the accident was partially the fault of the other party, you can still recover a certain amount of money.

When is a personal injury attorney needed?

Personal injury law may be complex, and it is always better to have legal counsel on your side. Most attorneys, like those at the Law Offices of Andrew Wright, don’t charge for their services. They work on a contingency basis, which means they earn a percentage of the settlement you receive when they win your case. Hiring a personal injury attorney also ensures that you receive the maximum amount of compensation for your pain and suffering.

What if an insurance adjuster offers me a settlement?

You should always consult with an attorney before accepting any type of settlement. A personal injury attorney has experience and knowledge in these areas, and can determine whether or not your settlement was fair.

How much do personal injury attorneys cost?

Most personal injury lawyers, including those at the Law Offices of Andrew Wright, don’t charge any legal fees or charges. They work on a contingency basis, which means they earn a percentage of the settlement they’ll get you when they win the case.