Frequently Asked Questions
What is personal injury law?
Personal injury is all harm done to your body, mind or feelings. When you are injured, a personal injury lawyer helps you with your insurance claim and medical needs. If another person caused your injury, your lawyer pursues justice.
There are three parts to a personal injury claim: liability, damages and payment. “Liability” means responsibility or fault. If another person caused your injury, they are liable or legally responsible. “Damages” refers to money awarded in a lawsuit. Damages may include payment of medical bills, household expenses, and lost income. You might be entitled to money for your pain and suffering as well. Most damages are paid by insurance companies. These companies are the most common “source of payment”. A personal injury lawyer helps you with each part of your claim.
Insurance companies calculate the cost of your suffering with a mathematical formula. Chorney Sidhu Injury Lawyers know your pain is more than just a number. We treat you with compassion and care and get you the support you deserve.
Why do I need a personal injury lawyer?
When you are injured, you may become overwhelmed with physical pain, mental confusion, and emotional suffering. We can find you the best medical treatment, help with your insurance paperwork, and fight your legal case. We take the legal burden off your shoulders and let you heal. Insurance companies have other lawyers judging your claim. They want to limit the amount of money you receive. We want to get you the maximum compensation you deserve.
A personal injury lawyer will protect you and your loved ones and help you find justice. Let us assist you in getting compensation for your medical bills, your lost wages and your pain and suffering.
I’ve been injured. What do I do now?
Take care of your safety first. Call 911 if you are in immediate danger. Once you are in a safe environment, call or email us for a free consultation. We will listen to your story and tell you your options. We help file insurance claims, gather accident evidence, contact medical specialists and hold people accountable. We take the work out of your hands and get you the support you need.
What can you do to help me?
When you are injured, you may become overwhelmed with physical pain, mental confusion, and emotional turmoil. We find you the best medical treatment, help with your insurance paperwork, and fight your legal case. We do the work and let you heal.
Insurance companies have other lawyers judging your claim. They want to limit the amount of money you receive. We want to get you the maximum compensation you deserve. A personal injury lawyer will protect you and your loved ones and help you seek justice.
How much is my case worth?
Every case is unique. Don’t believe law firms who promise money without knowing the details of your injury. Compensation can include payment of medical bills, household expenses and lost income as well as money for your pain and suffering. The amount depends on the severity of your injury, who was at fault and what insurance coverage is involved. Call us today for a free evaluation.
When should I contact a lawyer?
As soon as possible. Some legal matters have a time limit to start a claim. It’s better to have a legal opinion before you file a claim. We may be able to assist you sooner than you think. Call us today to learn more.
What sort of cases do you deal with?
We deal exclusively with personal injury cases. We help individuals fight institutions.
Our areas of expertise include:
- Car Accidents
- Motorcycle Accidents
- Bicycle Accidents
- Pedestrian Accidents
- Slip And Falls
- Brain Injuries
- Spinal Cord Injuries
- Catastrophic Claims
- Long-Term Disability
- Chronic Pain
- Nursing Home Negligence
- Sexual Abuse
What makes someone a good personal injury lawyer?
Experience with your specific injury is a lawyer’s most important professional qualification. Compassion and clear communication are their most important personal qualities. This is a vulnerable time in your life. You deserve a lawyer with the best credentials.
How will you assess my case?
We judge each case individually and this begins with you. We want to hear your story. Once you tell us the facts of your injury, we will gather more information to support your case. This may include photos, videos and witness statements of your accident. We will review your insurance coverage. We will make sure you have proper medical diagnosis and care. We will determine the benefits you can receive and evaluate your financial challenges.
Once we have a clear picture of your situation, we will advise you on what to do. The next decision is yours. Remember, we’re working for you.
What is a settlement?
A lawsuit must be resolved. A settlement is when both sides involved in the lawsuit agree on a solution. This may include payment of medical bills and household expenses. There may also be money for a person’s pain, suffering and lost income. If the people involved in the lawsuit cannot agree, it is taken to court and decided by a verdict.
What fees will you charge me?
We work for you without any upfront payment. This is called “working on contingency”. This means we only get paid when your case is resolved. The percentage we receive depends on the details of your case.
I can’t return to my job because of an injury. What can I do?
Physical or mental issues which prevent you from working are considered disabilities. You may be entitled to short-term or long-term disability benefits. This depends on your insurance coverage. Disability may be the result of an accident or sickness and it may be temporary. You can sue your insurance carrier if they deny you your benefits. We can help you understand your insurance policy and make sure you have proper medical care.
My loved one has been injured. How can I help them?
You’re helping already. First, gather as much information as you can about your loved one’s injury. Next, find a personal injury lawyer who has experience with your loved one’s injury. A good lawyer deals with insurance claims, medical care and the endless paperwork involved. A good lawyer will also explain your loved one’s rights and options. Let’s help them together.
Will I win my lawsuit?
Many personal injury lawsuits are resolved with a settlement. Having an experienced lawyer on your side increases your chances of success in and out of court.
How do I file a personal injury claim?
A personal injury lawyer can assist you with every part of your claim. We can find you the best medical treatment, help with your insurance paperwork, and prepare your legal case. We take the legal burden off your shoulders and let you heal.
Insurance companies have other lawyers judging your claim. We’re on your side. A personal injury lawyer will protect you and your loved ones and help you find justice. Let us assist you in getting compensation for your medical bills, your lost wages and your pain and suffering.