Personal injury cases usually take six months to several years to resolve. It really depends on the complexity of the case and the injuries that were sustained. Obviously a minor impact whiplash case where there are just soft tissue injuries and no broken can be taken care of in a more timely fashion of perhaps four to six months. However, when there have been serious injuries such as multiple fractured bones, those cases are going to take longer simply because the recovery takes longer.
What Is The Importance Of Medical Treatment In A Personal Injury Claim?
It is extremely important after someone is injured that the individual seek immediate medical treatment by a doctor or a physician. Depending on how serious the injury is, it may require an emergency room visit. If a person delays in going to get treatment that tells the attorney, the doctor the insurance company that the individual wasn’t really injured. If the person had actually been injured it must not have been bad because otherwise he or she would have gone in right away.
Additionally following the doctor’s orders is just as important. If a patient is prescribed medication the individual needs to take all of it and as prescribed. The same is true of any prescribed physical therapy. Go to physical therapy and never miss an appointment. If over the weeks and months that follow the injured person doesn’t do all of that, that tells everyone that you were not in fact injured and/or in pain. You must have been fine. If not, you would have followed all orders and never missed appointments.
What Are Some Unintentional Mistakes Detrimental To A Personal Injury Claim?
If someone is injured he or she needs to act like someone who is injured; meaning not going boating, swimming, or doing other recreational activities while in pain and suffering. If for example, it’s summer and an individual was just in an accident and hurt his neck, he should probably not be waterskiing and posting images on social media. Quite often the insurance company will research the injured person’s name and social media accounts to see if there is any evidence showing the person was engaging in activities that an injured person would not. If that does happen all of the treatment and therapy the person may have been doing the past few months, will automatically be discounted by the insurance company as being necessary. That’s obviously just one example.
Of course is someone who was in an auto accident is actually fine then he or she should do whatever they like. The only thing is to realize that it is going to impact a personal injury case. It is always advisable to speak with an attorney first before doing any activities after an injury if there is a case ongoing.
Can Someone Even Afford An Experienced Personal Injury Attorney?
Most personal injury attorneys don’t charge in advance. They all are paid based on a contingency fee, which means the attorney will take a portion of whatever they are able to recover from a case. For instance, when an insurance company pays out a sum, the attorney will take a cut or a portion of that depending on what was agreed to. Therefore an injured party does not have to have the money upfront to hire an attorney at The Ascent Law. A person can come in and the attorneys are happy to give a free consultation at no charge to review the case.
What Makes Your Firm Particularly Suited To Handling Personal Injury Cases?
What sets The Ascent Law apart from other personal injury law firms is not only the experience of the attorneys who have been handling these cases over many decades, but it’s the fact that they actually do want to help their clients. They care about each person who comes into their office and they want those people to not only recover from their injuries, but also to be fairly compensated as well.
The Ascent Law is not a machine. They are not a big, huge firm that’s looking to profit off of every single case that comes in. They are highly selective in the cases they take because they only want to work with people that are a good fit. They want to know their clients and to help them in any way they can. The Ascent Law actually has that personal touch that is so often missing in law firms today.
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