Were you injured in an auto accident by a driver who doesn't have insurance? Is your employer failing to pay you fair worker compensation after an injury? Before you jump into a personal injury lawsuit with ZJP Law LLC, here are a few questions you may have:
Personal injury is the area of the law that allows victims of others' negligence to recover monetary damages from the person or company who caused their injury. In most instances, the victim does not have to have money on hand to hire a lawyer because most personal injury attorneys only take a portion of the award, if any.
Our law firm handles many personal injury claims, including motor vehicle accidents, tractor-trailer and 18-wheeler accidents, wrongful death, medical malpractice, slip-and -all accidents, workers' compensation and hit-and-run accidents.
No. The vast majority of claims can be handled by a skilled personal injury attorney without even filing a lawsuit. Even if a lawsuit is necessary, very few cases end up going to trial. Most result in a settlement before the trial.
The time frames for any personal injury claim will vary greatly based on the facts of the case. As a very general guideline, our auto accident attorney can settle a claim between six months to a year.
Yes, absolutely. If an injury has left you out of work, you are entitled to claim lost wages. This will have to be backed up with evidence, but our personal injury attorneys will help you gather evidence and build your case.
Yes. As part of your claim, our auto accident attorney can fight for emotional distress wages to assist with therapy sessions.
Everything the client believes is necessary to compensate them fully for their injuries. It may not come in the form of lost wages or repayment for out-of-pocket medical bills per se, but the overall settlement can include compensation for all monetary damages that are associated with the injury.
Pain and suffering is not a cut-and-dry claim and will vary with each case. This is best discussed with your auto accident attorney during the pendency of your case.
As soon as possible after your accident or injury. Delaying to meeting with a criminal defense attorney can prolong your claim and make it harder to receive the compensation you are entitled to.
After your accident, you should immediately seek treatment, if needed. The expenses will help build your claim. After your claim has been built, you'll move into litigation where our attorneys will file your claim with the court and the defending party. An auto accident attorney will then help you settle out of court or represent you in the trial, if necessary.
In most instances, no. The defending party will often counter your claim so they do not have to pay high wages. But the facts of each case will dictate a fair settlement.
If you still have questions, reach out to our law firm in Birmingham, AL today. A personal injury attorney will be happy to answer your questions.