A: Whether you have a case depends on many factors, the most important one being how you were injured. If you have been injured and it is someone else’s fault, you probably have a case. On the job injuries are slightly more complex. You cannot sue your employer or co-workers, but you can sue others if they caused the injury, such as independent contractors, the manufacturer of a defective piece of equipment, or third party visitors to the site. If you have been injured by a drug or medical device that has a known and unreasonably high risk of serious side effects, you may have a pharmaceutical litigation case.

The same exact set of facts never happens twice, making it difficult to know how each case will play out. Some small factors that seem unimportant make a huge difference, and other things that “just don’t seem right” sometimes aren’t part of a legal cause of action. You need an attorney with experience in these sorts of cases, and with experience getting people the money they deserve when they have been injured. Contact us today to see if we can help you!

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A: Personal injury settlements are normally available to people who have been injured where the responsible party is clearly in the wrong. In many cases involving auto accidents, injuries on the job, and defective drugs and medical devices, one of the parties is clearly responsible. In these cases the wrongdoer may offer to settle the case out of court to save both parties the time and expense of taking a case to trial.

To win a personal injury settlement, make sure to do exactly what your doctor tells you to do until you are released, and consult an attorney as quickly as possible. Do not talk to representatives of the insurance companies until you know your rights. You need experienced legal representation to ensure that you get the money you deserve. Contact us for a free consultation today!

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A: If you have been injured, you need a personal injury attorney who can get you the largest possible cash settlement in the shortest possible time. You need an attorney with experience in cases like yours. RJA attorneys have experience with thousands of clients in cases involving auto accidents, dog bites, slip and falls, job site injuries, defective drugs and medical devices, and most any personal injury or wrongful death situations. We know how to work with the insurance companies to get you the maximum possible settlement in the shortest possible time. Call us today for a free consultation!

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A: If you are not at all responsible for your injury and the responsible party has the means to compensate you, your case is worth what it would take to make you whole again. You deserve to be compensated for your injury and all the costs associated with getting you back on your feet. Ultimately, your case is worth whatever a jury says or would say it is worth. Insurance adjusters know this, and it is their job to get you to settle the case for less than it is worth. An experienced attorney knows how to negotiate with the insurance companies to make sure you get the compensation you deserve. Here at RJA, we have helped thousands of clients get the compensation they deserve. Call us today to see if we can help you!

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A: When you hire a personal injury lawyer to handle your personal injury case, you will have certain responsibilities and your attorney will have certain responsibilities. Your responsibility is to get the medical care you need and to avoid talking about your case except to your attorney. The attorney’s responsibility is to deal with the insurance companies and the medical providers to get the best and fastest possible recovery for you. If you can’t afford out-of-pocket expenses for medical treatment or if you don’t have health insurance, an experienced attorney can help you get treatment.

Once you have recovered to the maximum possible level, hopefully to where you were before the accident, your attorney’s responsibility is to fight for you to get you the money you deserve. Sometimes cases go to trial, but most times an experienced attorney can get just as favorable of a recovery for you without the time and expense of a trial. The goal is to get you the money you deserve, fast! If you’ve been injured, contact us today!

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A: When you have been injured, there are several important things you can do to help your attorney win your case:

  • Notify your attorney of the accident as soon as possible. If you don’t have an attorney, find one who has experience with the sort of problem that you have and call the attorney as soon as possible after the accident. Don’t talk to anyone from the insurance company, who will want to pay you less than your claim is worth in exchange for you giving up all future claims against them.
  • Get the medical care you need. Get treatment right away, and keep your follow-up appointments until your doctor releases you. If you don’t know where to go or how you are going to pay for treatment, a personal injury attorney can help.
  • Keep all documents that relate to your case and give them to your attorney so they can make copies, including things like medical records and bills, insurance information, pay stubs, correspondence with your employer, pictures of your car, and anything the police give you.
After you have promptly notified your attorney, received the medical treatment you need, and avoided speaking to the insurance company, then your attorney can take over to get you the compensation you deserve. If you have been injured, contact us today to see if we can help you!

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A: There are two ways to get the money you deserve: either after trial in an amount decided by the judge or jury, or by settling the case with the other party. In a settlement, you receive the compensation you consider fair in exchange for a release of all legal claims against the other party. While sometimes it is necessary to take a case to trial to enforce your rights, sometimes a settlement is the better option.

If many issues in your case are clear and there aren’t too many unusual factors, an attorney with experience will know what is a fair settlement amount to compensate you for your injuries. In those cases, settlements can be an effective way to avoid the time and expense of litigation and get you the same amount of money faster. An experienced injury attorney will know how much your case is worth, and will be able to tell you if settling your case is the best option. If you have been injured, contact us today to see if we can help you!

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A: Personal injury damages compensate you for your injuries. When you are injured, you face all sorts of costs outside of your normal budget, such as visits to the hospital or doctor’s office, buying medication recommended by the doctor, and transportation costs to get you there. All of these extra costs are only made worse by the fact that you are earning less because you have been missing work because of keeping your doctor’s appointments or staying home on doctor’s orders. Your pain and suffering are also a very real part of your compensable injuries.

It is difficult to determine precisely what “counts” as personal injury damages, a measure of what the other party truly owes you, without the help of an experienced attorney. If you have been injured and want to make sure you get the compensation you deserve, contact us today!

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