5 Frequently Asked Questions for a Personal Injury Lawyer
By Team at Zimmet & Zimmet, In Personal injury
Being injured in an accident can be a traumatic experience. Almost 100,000 deaths occur each year as a result of accidents. Auto accidents claim the most lives, and falls are a leading cause of injuries in the elderly. Other common causes of accidents include drowning, dog bites and construction site injuries.
If you have been hurt because of the negligence of a third party, you need to contact a Daytona personal injury attorney, so he can help you receive compensation. When visiting a personal injury lawyer, here are the five most frequently asked questions.
1. Is there a statute of limitations for my case?
In Ohio, the statute of limitations begins when the accident occurs. You must then file a lawsuit within two years. If you are filing a lawsuit because of a defective product, you have ten years before the statute of limitations expires.
2. What are your fees?
We work on a contingency fee basis; therefore, you will not owe us a dime unless your case is won.
3. How long will it take to resolve the issue?
The length of time it takes to solve the matter will depend on how you were injured and how bad you were hurt. Your case could be settled in just a few days, or it could take years.
4. What type of documentation will you need?
An Deltona car accident lawyer will want to see copies of the police report explaining what took place. He will also want to see copies of your medical bills and any reports from doctors. You will also need to provide insurance information and the number of days you have missed at work. It would be helpful for you to list the things that have affected your daily life, and you need to list important dates. Pictures could also be useful.
5. Will we settle out of court?
Ideally, we would not like to see the inside of a courtroom. We will work hard to settle the matter out of court, so you can move on with your life.