Answers To Common Questions About Personal Injury Claims
This list contains the FAQs people have when they come in our office.
1. What are common examples of personal injury claims?
Answer: The most common examples of a personal injury claim are injuries as a result of an automobile accident. However, any personal injuries occurring as a result of another party’s carelessness is a potential personal injury claim. Other examples would include product injuries, slip and falls, pedestrian injuries, dog bites and medical or hospital negligence.
2. What kinds of losses can be recovered from the other party?
Answer: Depending on the facts of your case, you may be able to recover financial compensation for your medical expenses, future medical expenses, lost wages, lost future earning capacity, disability, physical pain and suffering and mental anguish. If the injury resulted in death, additional substantial benefits may be available. Many times expert witnesses will need to be retained in order to establish these losses.
3. Are there time limitations for an automobile or personal injury claim?
Answer: Yes. Because these time limitations vary from state to state, you should contact an attorney immediately to determine what deadlines might apply to your claim. Furthermore, it is very important that you speak to attorney as soon as possible so that an investigation can be commenced and evidence preserved before any time limitation expires. Additionally, it is especially important to determine as soon as possible the existence of all insurance policies that may provide coverage to a claim.
4. How are attorney fees charged?
Answer: At my law firm attorney fees are charged on a contingency fee basis meaning that there is no fee unless a settlement or verdict is obtained. There are also case expenses in addition to the contingency fee depending on the facts of your case. The fees and expenses of The Alvarez Law Firm are similar to those charged by other law firms. Tim will discuss your case and his firm’s fees and expenses with you at your convenience and free of charge.
5. What are Tim Alvarez’s experience and qualifications in handling automobile and personal injury claims?
Answer: Tim Alvarez has handled automobile accident and personal injury claims in both Kansas and Missouri. His experience includes settlements and jury trials. He is a past president of the Kansas Trial Lawyers Association. He has authored numerous articles relating to personal injury and insurance law and has testified before the state legislature concerning matters relating to personal injury and insurance law.
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