What is a personal injury?
A personal injury is a serious, harmful act to a person as a result of someone else’s negligence. Personal injuries can be caused by any number of incidents such as car accidents, truck accidents, motorcycle accidents or slip and fall accidents.
Why do I need a personal injury attorney?
Personal injury claims are often long and complicated, and insurance companies will often protect their own interests at the expense of the injury victim. While you can always file a personal injury claim yourself, it may not be in your best interest—insurance companies have a wealth of resources and professional experience that they will utilize to deny or reduce your claim award.
Hiring a personal injury attorney can give you the peace of mind you need when going up against big insurance companies. The attorney will serve as your advocate, and because they are knowledgeable of the laws and procedures, they will have the experience needed to help get you the best offer possible.
How do I know if I have a personal injury case?
The best way to determine if you have a legitimate personal injury case is to call an entity who deals with such cases every day. If you believe that you have been injured as a result of someone else’s negligence, call 1-800-LAWBOSS for a free consolation. The personal injury team at Uvalle Law Firm can evaluate your case and determine if you should pursue a claim.
How much does it cost to hire an attorney?
There are no upfront costs when you sign on with Uvalle Law Firm. We will take your case on a contingency fee basis. In other words, we only apply a percentage fee when a settlement amount is reached, or money awarded to you. If you do not get a settlement or award, then you do not pay a fee.
How much will my case be worth?
It is impossible to put an exact dollar amount on your case up front regardless of what any other lawyers or law firms might tell you. At Uvalle Law Firm we will investigate the extent of your injuries, medical expenses, and other damages to negotiate the best possible settlement for you. Each case is unique. To learn more about what compensation you may be entitled to call 1-800-LAWBOSS and speak to one of our experienced team members about pursuing a claim.
How long will it take to resolve my case?
Because each case is unique, it is impossible to say how long it will take to resolve your personal injury case. It is vital to complete your medical treatment in order to maximize the value of your case so the length of your case largely depends on how long your injuries take to heal.
How long do I have to file an injury claim?
Because the statute of limitations within the United States varies by state, you must first determine your state’s requirements and deadline and then file your personal injury claim before that deadline. However, it is best that you file a claim as soon as possible after your accident because waiting could potentially affect the value of your case.
What should I do if I get in a car accident?
If you are involved in a motor vehicle accident, you should follow these steps to make sure you are safe and increase the validity of any subsequent injury claims:
- Be Safe: Put your car in park, exit the vehicle (if possible) and move to a safe place and turn on your hazard lights. If the accident is minor, move your car out of the way of traffic.
- Get Help: Call 911, even if it is just a minor accident. A police report can be invaluable to the claim process and help establish liability. If anyone is injured, it may be necessary to get an ambulance.
- Gather Information: Take photos of the accident and all vehicles involved, and get names and contact information from other drivers, passengers, and eyewitnesses.
- Call 1-800-LAWBOSS: If you were injured in a car accident, we can guide your through the claim process and help maximize your settlement.