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WHAT TO DO AFTER A PERSONAL INJURY ACCIDENT?
  • Take photos of your injuries

  • Visit a doctor if you haven’t already

  • If you have visited a doctor, follow their care plan and attend all follow-up appointments

  • Write down a narrative of what happened while it’s still fresh in your head

  • Make a list of witnesses and their contact information if you know it

  • Follow any additional instructions from your attorney

WILL MY PERSONAL INJURY CASE GO TO TRIAL?

The majority of personal injury cases don’t go to trial. Most cases are resolved by settlement before the trial date arrives. The more carefully you build your case, the more likely it is that you and the other party can agree on the strength of your evidence and reach an appropriate settlement. If your case is in the minority of cases that go to trial, your attorney can help prepare you for what to expect. 

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HOW MUCH IS MY PERSONAL INJURY CASE WORTH?
  • There’s no way to precisely value your claim, but you can guess the approximate value. The value of your claim includes your economic damages like costs for medical treatment, lost wages, paying for the help you need around the home, and physical therapy.

  • You total these losses and then apply a multiplier of 1-1.5 for moderate injuries and up to 5 for severe cases to account for pain and suffering. You should also evaluate the defendant’s resources and their ability to pay.

HOW LONG DO I HAVE TO FILE A PERSONAL INJURY CLAIM?
  • For most personal injury cases, the period of limitation is two years. You’ve made it within the time limit if you get your case filed even one day before the period of limitation expires.

  • With that said, Speaking to an experienced personal injury attorney should be one of your first steps after an accident or injury. It’s important to do this before giving any statements to an insurance company about the incident. If you or a family member says the wrong thing to an insurer, it could prove damaging to your claim. Don’t risk it—work with an injury lawyer who will deal with the insurance companies on your behalf.
     

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HOW DO YOU CHARGE FOR YOUR SERVICES?

Like most personal injury lawyers, we work on a contingent-fee basis. This means our services are free until we successfully settle your case. After that, we collect a predetermined percentage of your settlement.

THE INSURANCE COMPANY HAS OFFERED ME A SETTLEMENT. SHOULD I ACCEPT? HOW DO I KNOW THEIR OFFER IS A GOOD ONE?
  • Never accept any settlement offer until you speak with a lawyer. It takes years of experience handling personal injury cases to know the true value of a case.

  • The insurance company is not on your side. Without the help of an attorney, you can never be sure that you’re receiving the maximum amount of compensation owed to you. 

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I NEED KMLG’S HELP. WHAT SHOULD I BRING TO MY APPOINTMENT?
  • There are several pieces of information you can bring to your free consultation to help us evaluate your case. These include but may not be limited to the following:

    • Names and contact information of all medical professionals who treated you, including EMTs, doctors, nurses, chiropractors, etc.

    • Names and contact information of anyone who witnessed or was involved in the accident

    • Names and contact information of any insurance adjusters you’ve spoken with

    • Medical bills

    • Police reports

    • Your insurance information

    • Dates you were unable to work due to your injuries

    • Receipts for anything you had to buy or fix because of the injury or accident