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What is Mediation?

Mediation is a process by which all the parties involved get together with a third party, known as a mediator, who attempts to get the parties to resolve the case amicably. Mediation is confidential. Mediation is essentially a negotiation facilitated by a neutral third party. If you have more questions, I suggest consulting with an experienced personal injury attorney.

What is an Examination Under Oath?

An examination under oath or EUO, is a formal proceeding during which an insured is under oath and in the presence of a court reporter, and is questioned by a representative of the insurance company to obtain the necessary information to evaluate and process the claim. Whenever you're answering anything under oath, you should have an attorney present and you should understand what you're required to answer and what you're not required to answer. Your attorney will educate you as to the right things to say, not say, and to be properly prepared, so an accurate picture of your injury can be displayed. If you have more questions, I suggest consulting with an experienced personal injury attorney.

Can I Change Attorneys During Case?

If your personal injury claim happened in another state, you can still file a personal injury claim against the liable party. Generally, your personal injury lawsuit will be filed in the state where the accident happened. If you have more questions, I suggest consulting with an experienced personal injury attorney.

Will I See the Settlement Check?

Yes, you are allowed to see the settlement check from the insurance company and can obtain a copy for your record. Upon submitting your signed release form to the insurance company, it may take a few days or even weeks to receive your settlement check. If you have more questions, I suggest consulting with an experienced personal injury attorney.

What is a Consortium Claim?

A consortium claim is a claim that gives your spouse the ability to recover damages “for any loss by reason of [his wife’s] [her husband’s] injury, of [his] [her] services, comfort, society and attentions in the past [and in the future] caused by the incident in question.” If you have more questions, I suggest consulting with an experienced personal injury attorney.

What if the Negligent Party Does Not Have Insurance?

If the liable party does not have insurance, you still have options. An experience personal injury attorney will file an uninsured motorist claim with your insurance company or file a lawsuit against the at-fault party for the damages caused by their negligence. They may have assets your attorney can pursue to get you the compensation you deserve. If you have more questions, I suggest consulting with an experienced personal injury attorney.

What is a Closing Statement?

Once you settle your personal injury case, your personal injury attorney must provide you with a closing statement. The closing statement breaks down your settlement, including the total settlement amount, the attorney’s contingency fee, the costs, and the reimbursement of any medical bills or health liens. If you have any questions about your closing statement, your attorney should take the time to review it with you. If you have more questions, I suggest consulting with an experienced personal injury attorney.

What Damages can I Recover?

When you are injured, money is not your first thought but there are many different types of damages you may be eligible to receive compensation for. For example, past and future medical bills, ongoing physical therapy, pain and suffering, lost wages, including loss of the ability to earn wages in the future, disability, physical impairment, disfigurement, mental anguish and loss of capacity for the enjoyment of life. Together, these paint a broad picture of the damages you might be able to collect. You will need an attorney who specializes in personal injury to build a strong, effective case for you and fight for the compensation you deserve. If you have more questions, I suggest consulting with an experienced personal injury attorney.

Will Conversations with My Attorney be Confidential?

Yes, your meetings and conversations with your personal injury attorney will be confidential and protected by the attorney-client privilege. This is a basic concept that binds all attorneys, and will make sure that whatever you tell your attorney is kept confidential. You will need to have an open honest relationship with your attorney who will fight to get you the settlement you deserve. If you have more questions, I suggest consulting with an experienced personal injury attorney.

What Types of Personal Injury Cases are There?

The most common types of personal injury cases are car accidents, wrongful death, motorcycle accidents, slip and falls, medical malpractice, defective products, trucking accidents, and premises liability. If you’ve been injured through someone else’s negligence, your case probably falls into one of these categories. You deserve compensation and need quality representation. If you have more questions, I suggest consulting with an experienced personal injury attorney.