Personal Injury Law FAQs
What Does Personal Injury Law Cover?
A personal injury results from another party’s careless act that causes physical or mental harm to you. The harm might be apparent immediately, or it might come out at a later time. Personal injury cases can arise from auto accidents, slipping or tripping accidents, dangerous or defective products, harmful medical mistakes, dog bites and many other situations which cause bodily harm.
I’ve Been in an Auto Accident, What Should I Do?
Assure your own safety and call the police if possible. Also, if possible, move your vehicle off the road. Ask for a police report. Seek medical evaluation as soon as possible if you feel you might be hurt. Do not discuss your accident or case with anyone other than your attorney. Don’t talk about your activities or your accident on social media.
How Are Personal Injury Cases Resolved?
Most of the time, personal injury cases are resolved through a settlement. Sometimes a case will go to court if the parties are unable to agree upon a settlement.
What Does it Cost to Hire an Attorney for a Personal Injury Case?
At Flager & Associates, we work on a contingency basis with no risk to you. If you don’t get compensated, we don’t get paid, and there’s never a fee unless and until we recover for you.
I Was Injured in an Accident Months Ago and Am Now Experiencing Headaches and Back Pain, Is It Too Late to Present My Case?
No. Injuries may not always be apparent immediately following an accident, and can sometimes surfaces months after. If the pain can be medically related to an accident, you may be able to recover.
How Much to Ask for in a Personal Injury Settlement?
Many factors go into what a personal injury settlement is worth, so you can’t determine a value upon your first meeting with a lawyer. Those factors include liability, what your injuries are, the type of treatment you’ll be receiving, whether the injuries are permanent, your age and prior medical history, where the accident happened, what the available insurance is, and economic damages. Insurance companies consider all these factors in determining the maximum amount you’ll be able to receive in a settlement.
How Long Does a Personal Injury Lawsuit Take?
The timeframe of a personal injury lawsuit depends on a couple of different factors. First, it depends on the type of injuries you sustained and the nature of the treatment you are receiving after the accident. Once you complete your treatment, it can take anywhere from a month to a couple of years to settle the case. Second is whether the case can be resolved without having to file a lawsuit. Your lawyer will first open a claim with the insurance company and try to resolve your case amicably. If this doesn’t happen they will file a lawsuit, which will extend the timing of the case.
Contact Flager & Associates, PC
Located in Bensalem (across from the Neshaminy Mall), with offices in Philadelphia and New Hope, our law firm proudly serves injury victims throughout Pennsylvania and New Jersey.
One Northbrook Corporate Center
1210 Northbrook Drive
Feasterville-Trevose, PA 19053
Phone: (215) 953-5200
Fax: (215) 953-5214
1500 JFK Blvd
Philadelphia, PA 19102