Common Personal Injury Questions
Jacksonville Personal Injury Attorney
How much is my claim worth?
The amount you are entitled to in a settlement depends on several factors
related to the severity of your accident. You deserve to be compensated
for your medical bills, including emergency care and any type of rehabilitative
treatment you will require, such as chiropractic adjustments or physical
therapy. You can claim compensation for the income you have lost and will
lose in the future, both during your recovery and in the event that the
injury has made it impossible for you to continue earning the same amount.
You can further claim damages for your pain and suffering, which can be
difficult to compute.
I've already been offered a settlement. Should I take it?
An important thing to remember when
dealing with insurance companies is that they are in business to make money, and are determined to avoid
paying any more on a claim than necessary. They know that accident victims
are usually anxious to receive a check, and they will typically make an
offer in hopes of settling the claim quickly and cheaply. Your injuries
may be worth significantly more than you have been offered, and if you
accept the check or sign any type of waiver, you will likely give up your
right to pursue the compensation you deserve. Speak with us first so that
we can inform you of your rights.
How do I prove negligence?
Negligence in a
personal injury lawsuit is determined according to the question of what a reasonable person
would have done in the situation to avoid the accident. You must prove
that the other party failed to take the actions which would be expected
of a reasonable person to prevent your injuries. In a
drunk-driving accident, a reasonable person would not drive after consuming alcohol, and in a
car accident you may point to the fact that a reasonable driver would not use a cell
phone for texting.
Ask our Jacksonville personal injury attorneys!
Come to Jason K.S. Porter, P.A. for a consultation when you have been injured
in a preventable accident. Our experienced team of attorneys is committed
to helping accident victims secure the compensation they deserve, and
we will work closely with you throughout the process, keeping you informed
of the status of your claim and answering any questions you may have.
Contact our firm for answers to all your questions about what you can do to recover the
settlement you deserve.