Frequently Asked Questions: Personal Injury

Sacramento Personal Injury Claims & Lawsuits

What are some types of personal injuries?

A personal injury may be any physical and/or emotional injury that a person sustains as the result of another’s conduct, whether intentional or unintentional. Some common types of personal injury claims include motorcycle accidents,
auto accidents and
truck accidents, as well as
dog bites and
slip and fall accidents. A claim may also be filed for
medical malpractice,
workplace accidents,
drunk driving accidents and
nursing home abuse. At
Accident Lawyers, we handle all of these types of claims and much more.

What is a “settlement” for a personal injury claim?

The term “settlement” refers to an agreement made by both parties (the injured victim and the person responsible for causing the injuries) in a personal injury claim that is reached outside of the courtroom. This is typically an agreement that involves the responsible party paying a certain sum to the injured party, thus resolving liability for the matter.

Will my case go to court?

Most personal injury claims settle out of court. On rare occasion, however, a case simply will not be resolved through negotiation or arbitration. In these cases, it will be necessary to go to civil court to have a judge and jury resolve the matter.

Can an attorney help with my insurance claim after an auto accident, motorcycle accident or truck accident?

After any type of motor vehicle accident, an attorney can assist you in filing your insurance claim and, from there, conducting all communication or negotiations with the insurance company in order to seek a fair settlement on your behalf. Whereas a person without legal representation may be inclined to accept an offer made by the insurance company on the belief that it is fair or that a better offer will not be made, a
Sacramento personal injury lawyer can work to ensure this offer is truly in the best interests of the injured party.

Do I have to pay for a consultation?

At Accident Lawyers, your initial consultation is free and confidential. You also do not pay any legal fees unless we recover a settlement or jury award on your behalf.

Contact a Sacramento personal injury lawyer at our law offices today.

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