The act of filing legal papers at the courthouse is called filing suit. The client gives the authorization to file suit after all other options have been exhausted during pre-suit. When a case is filed with the court, it does not necessarily mean you will be accompanying your lawyer to court. Most cases are able to be resolved before trials begin, but some still reach the courtroom.
It is difficult to determine how long it will take to resolve a personal injury lawsuit. Each case is unique; therefore, no general timetable can be established. A personal injury lawsuit may settle in a few months without the need for a trial, while others can take years to complete.
An accidental injury is an event that usually involves trauma such as a fall, car accident, or other type of accident. As long as the injury is found to be related to work activity, the claim is generally compensable.
An occupational disease is a condition which is shown by medical evidence to be related to the workplace and type of work performed.
The value of the claim depends on the nature and extent of the injuries involved, need for surgery, amount of medical bills, length of treatment, need for future treatment, lost wages past and future, non-economic loss such as pain and suffering, inconvenience, and disfigurement. The degree of permanency is a factor in any award. Each case will have a different value depending upon an evaluation of the aforementioned factors.
Once you have a completed treatment, we will try to resolve your case with the insurance company. The length of your treatment will depend upon the severity of your injury, your age and physical condition and how you respond to treatment. Your case cannot be resolved until after your treatment has concluded.
Economic damages include the value of the financial contributions the victim would have made to the survivors if he or she didn’t die, and include medical and funeral expenses connected to the death as well as the loss of the victim’s expected earnings. Non-economic damages include damages for the survivors’ mental anguish or pain and suffering, loss of the care and protection from the deceased, loss of love, society, and companionship from the deceased, and loss of consortium from a deceased spouse.