Frequently Asked Questions
Following an injury, victims and their families may be left with a number of questions about what they can do to seek justice for their unnecessary pain and suffering. Unfortunately, finding answers to these questions can be difficult. That’s why the legal team at The Rowley Law Firm has put together the following list of some of our most frequently asked questions, along with their answers, so that injury victims can get the information and help that they need.
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How much compensation will I receive for my injury claim?
The compensation that an individual may be able to receive for their injuries depends on a range of different factors. Above all, the costs that the victim may have incurred (which can include both financial costs, such as lost income and medical expenses, as well as non-financial costs, such as emotional trauma and damage to relationships) will play a key role in determining compensation. Additionally, the extent to which the injury may impact the individual’s future can have a decisive impact on how much compensation they may be able to recover.
How can I determine who I should sue?
In many cases, it can be complicated to determine exactly who is liable for an individual’s injuries. This is because in many cases, an accident was not the sole fault of one individual or organization; instead, it is frequently the case that multiple parties played a role in contributing to the accident’s underlying cause. As a result, it may be necessary to pursue compensation from multiple parties. An experienced attorney can help you to examine the cause of your accident and effectively determine who should be held liable for your damages.
How long will my case take?
The time it may take in order to resolve an injury victim’s claim can vary significantly based on a number of different factors. The degree of complexity involved in the claim itself can often play a sizable role, as can the number of parties who may be named in a suit. In addition, the decision of whether or not to pursue a settlement or a jury trial for an injury claim can have a substantial impact on how long it may take for a claim to be resolved. Your attorney can help to give you a better understanding of what you may be able to expect in this situation.
What is a statute of limitations?
A statute of limitations is a legal requirement that a claim be brought within a reasonable amount of time. This requirement creates a firm limit on the amount of time in which injury victims are able to pursue a claim after their injury’s occurrence. In most cases, the statute of limitations begins after the injury occurred, although there are certain situations in which the statute of limitations may only take effect after the injury victim should have reasonably become aware of their losses, as may be necessary in some types of product and premises liability claims.
Why do I need an attorney?
If you’ve been injured because of another party’s recklessness or negligence, an attorney can be essential in helping you secure the financial compensation you need for your losses. Not only does an attorney have the experience and the training needed to be able to determine the most effective legal avenues to pursue, but they can also help clients to understand what choices may be in their best interests and work together to craft a legal strategy that will effectively pursue those interests.