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Personal Injury Law FAQs

What is personal injury law?

Personal injury law refers to the legal remedies and defenses involved in civil lawsuits brought as a result of wrongful conduct. In these cases, the plaintiff is seeking compensation for harm caused by the defendant’s actions or negligence.

What types of cases fall under personal injury law?

Personal injury law covers a variety of incidents, including, but not limited to, car accidents, slip and fall accidents, medical malpractice, product liability, workplace injuries, and wrongful death claims.

How do I know if I have a personal injury case?

If you have been injured and believe someone else is at fault, you may have a personal injury case. It is important to consult with a personal injury lawyer to discuss the specifics of your situation and determine if you have a valid claim.

What should I do immediately after an injury?

1. Seek medical attention immediately for your injuries.
2. Document the incident and your injuries with photos and notes.
3. Get contact information from any witnesses.
4. Do not admit fault or discuss the incident with others, especially insurance adjusters, without legal counsel.
5. Contact a personal injury lawyer to understand your rights and options.

How long do I have to file a personal injury lawsuit?

The time limit to file a personal injury lawsuit is determined by state laws and is known as the "statute of limitations." It typically ranges from one to four years from the date of the injury, but it can vary depending on the type of claim and the jurisdiction.

Will my personal injury case go to trial?

Most personal injury cases are settled out of court. However, if a settlement cannot be reached, your case may go to trial. An experienced personal injury lawyer can negotiate on your behalf and represent you in court if necessary.

How is the amount of compensation determined in a personal injury case?

Personal injury law covers a variety of incidents, including, but not limited to, car accidents, slip and fall accidents, medical malpractice, product liability, workplace injuries, and wrongful death claims.

Do I need a personal injury lawyer?

While it’s not mandatory to hire a lawyer, personal injury law can be complex. A lawyer can help navigate the legal system, advocate on your behalf, and ensure that your rights are protected. They can also help maximize the compensation you may be entitled to.

What costs are associated with hiring a personal injury attorney?

Many personal injury lawyers work on a contingency fee basis, which means they only get paid if you win your case. Typically, the fee is a percentage of the settlement or court award. Be sure to discuss fees with your attorney upfront.

Can I still file a personal injury claim if I was partially at fault for my injury?

Yes, you can often still file a claim even if you were partially at fault. Most states follow a "comparative negligence" rule, allowing compensation based on the degree of fault. However, your recovery may be reduced by your percentage of fault.

How long will it take to resolve my personal injury case?

The time it takes to resolve a personal injury case varies. It depends on the complexity of the case, the willingness of the parties to settle, and the court’s schedule. It can take anywhere from a few months to several years.

Frequently Asked Questions

Do I need a personal injury lawyer?

If you are considering filing an injury claim, a personal injury attorney can make a significant difference in the outcome. Oftentimes, plaintiffs who hire an accident lawyer receive higher settlements than people who represent themselves. Our trial lawyers have the knowledge and experience to handle negotiations on your behalf.

How much does a Pennsylvanian, Delaware, and New Jersey injury attorney charge?

At DiLeonardo Law, our New Jersey personal injury lawyers handle all cases on a contingency fee basis. This means we never charge any fees unless we secure compensation on our client’s behalf – so there are no out-of-pocket fees for you when we take a case.

How long does a personal injury case take?

Every personal injury case is different, some can settle very quickly while others may take years to complete. This often depends on the defendant you are dealing with. If a company is not dealing fairly with you, taking them to trial may be the only way for you to secure just compensation for the harm you have suffered. DiLeonardo Law will be there every step of the way to help you.
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