Personal Injury FAQ

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Do I need an attorney or can I handle the claim myself?

An attorney well versed in personal injury law can generally obtain more money for you then the insurance company is offering. In addition, often times a skilled attorney will be able to develop theories of liability and additional parties who you may be unaware.

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How quickly should I retain an attorney?

You should retain an attorney as reasonably possible. It is important that you obtain preserve any and all evidence of the facts of the accident and document your injuries. Time is always a concern in handling a personal injury matter.

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Should I give the insurance company a recorded statement?

No! Before you talk to any insurance company make certain you speak with an attorney. Many times these statements will be misconstrued and taken out of context resulting in the statement being used against you.

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Should I sign a medical authorization for the insurance company?

No! These authorizations are often unlimited and allow the insurance company to pry into your personal life. Under no circumstance should you provide an unlimited authorization.

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What if an insurance adjuster offers me a settlement?

Before accepting a settlement, it is always in your best interest to consult an attorney. The insurance company is not on your side and it is their job to offer you the least amount of money for your claim.

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What is my case worth?

This is always the most difficult question to answer. There is no magical formula and each case is different. The factors that are considered when evaluating cases are the severity of the injury, the length and amount of medical treatment, the amount of damage to the vehicles involved, the conduct of the defendant and the jurisdiction where your case could be filed. An experienced attorney can help you evaluate the case.

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I was hurt on someone else's property, do I have a claim?

Maybe! Often time owners of property have insurance that would cover an injury that occurred on their property. While not all injuries are covered, you should have an attorney review your case to make an evaluation regarding your potential recovery for your loss.

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What are some examples of personal injury?

  • Car and Truck Accidents
  • Motorcycle Accidents
  • Wrongful Death
  • Boating Accidents
  • Dog Bites
  • Slip and Fall Accidents
  • Home Accidents
  • Medical Malpractice
  • Nursing Home Negligence
  • Elder Abuse - Personal and Financial
  • Big Rig Accidents
  • Drug Injury
  • Defective Products
  • Brain Injury
  • Drunk Driving Victim
  • Assault Victim
  • Environmental Injury
  • Fire & Burn Injury

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

Most personal injury cases are obvious; however, this is not always the case. To have a personal injury case, you must be able to show that you have been injured, either physically or emotionally, by someone else under a negligence, strict liability or intentional misconduct theory.

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Can I get financial compensation in a personal injury claim?

Compensation of any injuries you may have suffered is dependant on many factors including but not limited to, physical and mental pain and suffering, economic hardship or financial loss, decreased earning potential and physical impairment and disfigurement.

The damages may include the following:

  • Medical bills
  • Lost wages
  • Pain and suffering
  • Physical disability
  • Disfigurement
  • Permanent scars
  • Emotional distress and trauma
  • Mental aguish
  • Loss of enjoyment
  • Property damage

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Can I still have a claim if the accident is partly my fault?

Yes. In most cases accident victims can recover money even if they are partly to blame for the accident.

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When is a personal injury attorney needed?

If you have been seriously injured or are unsure as to the outcome of your injury, you are better off hiring an attorney as soon as possible. You should always consult an experienced personal injury attorney before you give any statements or sign papers of any kind. A qualified personal injury attorney will ensure you receive fair compensation for your injuries.

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If I was injured on the job, do I still have a personal injury claim?

Maybe! Often times third parties (not your employer) are responsible for injuries on the job therefore you can recovery from that third party. An experienced attorney can help evaluate your potential claim.

The Law Office of Tracy Y. Toledo can assist you in your personal injury needs. Contact Attorney Tracy Toledo online or call now 209-523-5000 for a free 15 minute phone consultation. We are here to help you.