FAQs (Personal Injury & Workers’ Compensation) *
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Frequently Asked Questions
How much time do I have after an accident to file a lawsuit?
The statute of limitations for both personal injury and workers’ compensation cases is usually 2-3 years, depending on what state you reside in and where your accident occurred. However, it is important to check the laws of your particular state, as you must usually file within the statute of limitations. You should seek out an attorney to help you with your claim as soon as possible.
What should I do after an injury?
If you become injured as a result of someone else’s negligence, always consider going to the Emergency Room. When filing a Personal Injury claim, we need all the documentation we can get to prove your case and win you the money you deserve. Then call our office for a free consultation.
What should I do after a car accident?
If you are involved in a motor vehicle accident, it is crucial that you wait for the police, and tell the police if you are injured. You want your complaints to be documented in the police report, so that we may refer back to them while in litigation. Make sure to call our office before giving any formal statements and to receive your free case evaluation.
Should I tell my insurance company if I get into a car accident?
Yes, if you are involved a motor vehicle accident, you must report the accident to your insurance carrier immediately. Your insurance company should pay for your medical bills.
What should I do if I am injured on the job?
After a work injury you must report it to your supervisor immediately. Each state has a different deadline for notification, but it is best to get your injuries documented as soon as possible.
Can I see my regular doctor after a workplace injury?
In many states you must treat with the company doctor for 90 days in order to claim Workers’ Compensation. After that, you may return to your regular doctor for treatment. Ask your lawyer about the rules in your state. Failure to follow the rules could damage your case.