FAQ: Personal Injury

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Q: When should I file a personal injury lawsuit?

A: You should file a personal injury lawsuit whenever you think a person or entity is responsible for the harm you have suffered. If you think their reckless or negligent actions contributed to your injuries, you should consider filing a personal injury suit against them.

Q: How are personal injury claims calculated?

A: The value of a personal injury claim is determined based on the evidence in your case. Courts will generally use the following factors to figure out how much your personal injury case is worth:

  • The entire costs of your injury treatments and medical expenses
  • How much income you lost out on because you were injured
  • If your injuries are permanent or temporary

Q: Can I claim personal injury if I was at fault?

A: Personal injury claims only cover incidents where your injury was the result of another person’s or organizations’ negligent act or breach of duty. If you are at fault for your injury, you can’t file a personal injury claim.

Q: Can I appeal a personal injury case?

A: Yes, you can appeal a personal injury case. Appealing your case gives you the opportunity to have the court overturn a jury’s decision. In most situations, you can ask a higher court to review the judgment of your case and overturn it. Depending on your case, you can make the request directly with the court that presided over your trial. You might also be able to get a motion for a new trial.

Q: How long will my personal injury claim take?

A: The amount of time it takes for a personal injury case will depend on the context and circumstances surrounding your injury. Some cases can be relatively straight forward, while others are complicated and require litigation and lengthy court proceedings. Determining a precise length of time for your personal injury case is an impossible feat. Some cases can be as long as a couple of months, and others can take years to resolve.

Have you been seriously injured because of another person’s reckless or carless actions? We can help you get the compensation you deserve for your injury expenses. Contact our team of Fresno personal injury attorneys to set up your free case consultation.