- What is a personal injury case?
Personal injury cases can include slip and fall injuries, motor vehicle accidents, burn injuries, or brain or spinal cord injuries caused by the negligence of another person. Personal injury cases encompass a vast range of topics. Personal injury claims can usually be established by fulfilling three requirements:
- You suffered damages.
- The defendant was negligent.
- The defendant’s negligence caused your damages.
The easiest way to know if you have a personal injury claim is to ask a personal injury lawyer.
- What does “negligent” mean?
The law requires that people act with “reasonable care.” In other words, people have to behave in a way that a “reasonable person” would. When someone fails to use reasonable care, they are being negligent.
- Can I just collect compensation from an insurance company?
Insurance companies will often offer victims compensation after an accident. However, it may not be as much as you deserve. It may not cover your medical expenses and lost wages, as well as other damages. Because insurance companies are a business concerned with profit, they are more concerned with minimizing the amount of money they have to pay out than with getting you enough money to cover your damages. A personal injury lawyer can negotiate with insurance companies on your behalf to ensure you get the compensation you deserve.
- How soon should I contact a personal injury attorney if I think I have a personal injury claim?
Immediately. The best way to ensure you have the necessary documentation and witnesses is to have an attorney on your side from the beginning. The best way to make sure you don’t sign anything with an insurance company or say something to an insurance representative that will damage your claim is to have an attorney on your side. Additionally, claims have a time limit on how long they can be brought after an event has passed. If you wait too long after an injury has occurred, you may not be able to bring the claim because the Statute of Limitations will have passed.
- Will I have to go to trial?
Most personal injury cases don’t go to trial. Even if your case goes to trial, it will likely settle before the trial ends. However, there is no way to tell whether your case will go to trial without consulting an attorney.
- Why should I choose Attorney Cappetta to represent me?
When you choose to hire Attorney Cappetta, you are choosing an attorney who will handle your case with personal care and always respond to your questions in a timely manner.
- How much does it cost to meet with Attorney Cappetta and discuss my case?
Initial consultations with Attorney Cappetta are free for all prospective clients. You will have the opportunity to discuss your situation and ask questions, as well as receiving feedback from Attorney Cappetta.
- What will it cost me if I hire Attorney Cappetta?
Attorney Cappetta handles his personal injury cases on a contingency fee basis. This fee arrangement means that you will not be charged an hourly rate or need to pay any up-front costs. Instead, your fee will be taken out of any compensation award you receive.