Frequently Asked Questions About Personal Injury Cases
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Frequently Asked Questions About Personal Injury Cases

Personal injury cases can go about different ways depending on your injuries and how severe they are. With that being said, it is expected for clients to have several questions about their injuries and their accident in particular. Common misconceptions can be drawn from personal injury cases, but we’re here to prevent that. We want you to stay informed all throughout the process so that you can stay up to date and receive the information you deserve. Javier Martinez, Jr., P.C. is all about ethics, in addition to action, which is why we have taken the time to answer some questions you may have. Let’s take a look. 

Is my personal injury case guaranteed to go to court?

Oftentimes, most personal injuries will not be taken to trial. Most of the time, they are resolved immediately before a set trial date, which is preferred over having to attend court. Taking it to trial is more likely to happen when there are some unsettled disputes or disagreements between the two parties. 

How are personal injury cases categorized?

A personal injury case is a civil case. No need to worry, this is not a criminal case. A criminal case involves someone who can be convicted of a crime and go to prison as punishment. Civil cases involve finding reliability and having the responsible party comply by giving the necessary amount to cover damages. 

How long does it take for a settlement to be determined?

The shortest cases often only take a couple of weeks to find a settlement that is fair to the injured party. It is up to the attorney to work with the other party or discuss terms with the insurance company in order to reach a quick and just solution. 

What can I expect during my personal injury case?

Much like any other case, there is plenty of paperwork that needs to be done on your behalf. Once you file your case, you have to wait for a response from both the party and the insurance company. During this time, you can gather witnesses and any other information that will show that you need a settlement fair enough to cover damages and medical bills. 

What is the average settlement for a personal injury case?

Personal injury cases often result in settlements that average anywhere from $3,000 to $75,000. As we mentioned before, it all depends on the specific injury and the severity of the case. Some injury cases have even gone up to call for millions of dollars. Although, the vast amount of personal injury cases will call for smaller amounts in damages. 

What does personal injury insurance cover?

Personal injury insurance was implemented to provide compensation for the party who suffers from a severe injury or death as the result of an accident. It protects the injured party and their family from loss of income and helps with bills and other expenses necessary. This insurance usually works in conjunction with life insurance and car insurance policies. 

Which kinds of accidents can this protection cover me from?

Personal injury insurance covers accidents that occur in the workplace, caused by violence, road or traffic accidents, permanent disabilities, slip and/or fall, and the loss of body parts. Personal injury coverage is not limited to these instances. 

Is pain and suffering included in the medical bill coverage?

Compensation for pain and suffering is typically not included in the medical bils coverage. Although, you do have the righ tto claim full compensation for all of your medical bills that are related to your personal injury case. If it works out like this, pain and suffering compensation would be added to your medical bill coverage altogether. 

Who should consider personal injury insurance?

Anyone who should consider personal injury insurance should also consider their protection at work. Personal injury insurance is advised to be taken upon by those who are self-employed as they are working in their own occupational environment, which would make it harder to have their damages covered if an accident were to occur. 

We’re to Help You Achieve the Treatment You Deserve

We don’t allow any of our clients to walk away from a case that doesn’t work in their favor. We are willing to negotiate and demand as much as possible, so that you don’t have to worry. Contact us today to learn more about our qualifications as a personal injury lawyer.