There are many questions that we get asked frequently – and while we are always happy to answer those questions, we know that it can be intimidating to reach out to a lawyer without knowing the team. Sometimes, getting some information in advance can make it easier for you to ascertain whether you need our help.
That is why we have compiled a list of FAQs, but as always, for more personalized responses, reach out to our team.
Why Do I Need A Personal Injury Attorney?
An Omaha personal injury lawyer helps you to move on from the negligence of another person, whether it was in a car accident or another type of accident. You are advised to seek this help so that you don’t have to face the mental torment of trying to figure out everything on your own.
If your insurance company has said that you do not need an attorney, you want to think of yourself first. Schedule a free personal injury case consultation and see if you have a case for yourself – you have every right to seek an outside opinion.
Even if you have already begun the process, we can help you to move forward. We will immediately start to gather information for you. Our goal is to alleviate as much stress as possible.
How Can I Know What Damages I Am Entitled To?
The damages that you are entitled to will depend largely on your case. We can help you to understand better what you will get, but in general, if you have suffered an injury and require medical treatment, you are entitled to costs for that treatment, lost wages, pain and suffering damages, and punitive damages.
It can be difficult to determine which damages to go after, which is why working with a lawyer is essential.
Is My Information Kept Confidential?
Yes – all information regarding your case that is shared with our legal team is protected by attorney-client privilege.
How Soon After I Am Injured Do I Have To File A Lawsuit?
There are deadlines, called statutes of limitations, that must be met if you are bringing a claim. If you fail to file before the statute expires, you are no longer allowed to make a claim. There are different statutes of limitations for every type of case, so you should try to file as quickly as possible. For time sensitive claims, contact our law firm to get everything moving quickly.
What Do I Need To Meet With A Lawyer?
Ideally, you should bring all of the documents and information that you have that are related to your injury. These can include police reports, auto insurance, photos of the accident, pictures of your injuries, photos of your car, any eyewitness information, medical records, any correspondence with insurance companies, estimates and repair costs, towing costs, wage loss information, and more.
We will copy this information so that you can have a copy and then use the information to build your case.
Can I File A Claim For My Child?
If you are the parent or legal guardian of the child, you can file the claim.
Can I File A Claim For Someone Who Has Died?
Wrongful death cases can be filed by spouses, domestic partners, parents, children, siblings, and grandparents. These types of damages depend on the relationship between the deceased and the person filing the claim.
I Don’t Want To Go To Court – Can I Still File A Claim?
Yes – in fact, many clients won’t have to go to court because they settle outside of court.
How Long Does A Personal Injury Case Take?
That depends on the case and how time sensitive the information is. When you have an initial free personal injury case consultation with our team, we can give you a better overview of how long it will take. We try to move everything through as quickly as possible.
Who Gets Punished In Personal Injury Cases?
In personal injury cases, most people don’t get “punished.” Typically, defendants do not pay criminal fines or go to jail. Often, the costs are covered by insurance companies.
We understand that filing a claim and moving forward with a court case, if it comes to that, can be quite difficult. We aim to make it as comfortable as possible to get on with the rest of your life and still get what you deserve. Ready to get started? Give us a call today.