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FAQ

Personal Injury FAQ

Answers From California Personal Injury Attorneys

How much can I expect in a settlement?

If you attempt to settle your case without a California personal injury attorney, it's almost certain that your settlement will be a low one. You want strong legal representation with you to negotiate a settlement, avoiding the tricks and ploys used by insurance companies to reduce your claim's value. At The Dunnion Law Firm, our attorneys have extensive experience and a proven reputation for success in fighting for top-dollar settlements.

We have secured compensation in the hundreds of thousands of dollars, and even reached multi-million dollar verdicts. Yet each case must be completely and thoroughly analyzed in order to determine the settlement amount you are owed. We offer a free consultation to answer your questions about the value of your case.

How long will it take to get the settlement?

Again, each case is unique, and the various factors in your case will affect its length. Our number one goal in every case is to aggressively negotiate for our clients in order to obtain the maximum settlement possible, in the least amount of time possible. This includes putting intense pressure on the insurance company to settle injury claims only when the full value is being offered. The higher the amount you're owed, the longer it could take, but we need to ensure that a settlement fully addresses the extensive medical costs our clients face, and that they are compensated for the pain they've been forced to endure now and in the future.

I was offered a settlement by the insurance company—should I take it?

It is never advised that you accept a settlement without legal counsel. If at a later date, you need further medical treatment, or your injuries keep you from work, you will not have the option to return for additional compensation. Your offer is probably ridiculously low, as that is standard practice for insurance companies. Insurers take advantage of unrepresented people who don't know the true value of their case. With competent, experienced lawyers, you can be confident that you're compensated to the maximum extent possible.

How do I choose a personal injury attorney?

It is best to contact a law firm that truly concentrates on personal injury law, and has a long history of successfully representing the injured. At The Dunnion Law Firm, we are proud of our record of success in thousands of personal injury cases. We urge you to contact us for a free, no-obligation consultation.

What kinds of personal injury cases does your firm take on?

We handle many types of personal injury cases, including car crashes, trucking accidents, motorcycle collisions, premises liability cases, and wrongful death claims. We can help you if you have been injured in any way through the negligence of another individual or entity.

What classifies as a catastrophic injury?

Catastrophic injuries are defined as those that are so serious they leave a victim permanently damaged. In most cases, these types of injuries are connected to physical harm of the brain and spinal cord. These injuries usually have an effect on a person’s short-term and long-term functional capabilities. In other cases, victims may suffer burn injuries that significantly alter their former appearances. No matter what the cause of your injury may be, if you sustained injuries that will undoubtedly cause long-term effects or a deformity, you may have suffered a catastrophic injury. We can put an aggressive team on your side of the courtroom to help you pursue maximum financial compensation for your injuries.

What if no other person is at fault for my injury?

Not every personal injury claim results in legal action. There are many cases in which victims of accidents believe that no other person is responsible for their damages. While medical malpractice and drunk driving cases directly point to responsible individuals or entities, other situations can make it difficult to point to a liable party. For example, when a person is injured in a slip and fall accident, the victim may believe that their injuries were not caused by any person. However, upon more detailed inspection, evidence may find that property or business owners should be held responsible for these damages. If you have been injured in an accident and do not know if any person or entity should be held liable for your damages, contact our team today. We have the necessary skills to hold a negligent party responsible for your injuries.

How much time do I have to file a personal injury claim?

For personal injury and wrongful death cases, there is a time limit placed on the amount of time a person can bring a lawsuit to court. This is called the “statute of limitations.” If you have sustained injuries in an accident, it is crucial that you file a legal action within the timeframe. If you do not act in time, you may lose your right to pursue financial compensations for your damages. The state of limitation varies from state to state and may even vary based on the type of claim. To ensure your rights are protected, contact our experienced personal injury lawyers as soon as possible.

Contact a California personal injury attorney at The Dunnion Law Firm now to get your questions answered in a free case review!