Attorney Ken M Frankel answers some frequently asked questions about personal injury. Keep in mind that these answers are general and may not apply to your case. For advice specific to your case, schedule a free initial consultation with Ken M Frankel today: 877-952-7274.
How much is my case worth?
To place a value on a claim/case we must determine several issues:
- Liability – (a) what caused the injury (b) who is at fault for the injury
- Liability Insurance – (a) available insurance benefits or coverages
- Damages – (a) what is the extent of the injury (b) degree of medical treatment
How long will it take to resolve my claim?
Each claim is unique. Some cases resolve in several months, other cases can take years. The answer will depend on the individual circumstances surrounding your case.
Can I discuss the accident with my doctor?
Definitely. If you fail to provide your doctor with an accurate and detailed medical history, a defense attorney may attack your credibility as well as strike your doctor’s testimony at trial.
Who can I speak to about my claim?
Although it is human nature for people to discuss their case with friends, neighbors and relatives, I cannot overemphasize the need for you to avoid discussing specifics about your case.
If someone contacts me about my claim, what do I do?
It is essential that you DO NOT SPEAK with anyone regarding your claim; refer them to your attorney’s office.
When should I contact an attorney?
You should contact an attorney as soon as possible. The first several days following your accident are crucial to collect and preserve evidence. During this time, the guidance of an experienced attorney can assure your rights are protected.