Personal Injury Lawsuits – Frequently Asked Questions
At DeLuca & Associates, Ltd., our team of personal injury lawyers prides itself on providing quality legal counsel that includes clear answers and detailed representation. We handle cases throughout Rhode Island and Massachusetts, representing people who have tragically been injured or lost a loved one because of the negligence of others.
Our attorneys have broad legal experience, a track record of success and a commitment to helping people pursue compensation and justice. Below are some FAQ about personal injury lawsuit we are commonly asked to answer, but we are always happy to answer in more detail about your specific situation during a free initial consultation.
How Soon Should I File A Lawsuit?
If you believe you have a valid claim for personal injury, please call our team as soon as possible after your accident. Together, we can discuss your legal rights, possibilities for obtaining compensation and other ways we can help. A statute of limitations is in place that prevents the filing of a claim after a certain period of time after the injury. If you wait too long and miss the deadline, you may forfeit your right to compensation for your injuries and losses in the future. Therefore, it is imperative to file any lawsuit you intend to file as soon as possible.
Should I Sign A Release Or Any Other Documents?
Before you agree to anything or sign anything, consult with our team first. We are here to protect your rights and ensure your opportunity for compensation is alive and well. You still need a competent and experienced attorney if you do receive an early settlement offer to pay your claim. You need an attorney to review the offer for fairness. The settlement agreement should not restrict you from making future claims for the injuries and/or damages you have incurred.
How Long Will My Personal Injury Lawsuit Take?
Each case is unique, so there is no set time period for all cases to last. How much the various parties cooperate and the degree of complexity of your case will determine the length of the lawsuit.
How Much Is My Case Worth?
Again, each case is different. The amount your case is worth will depend on various factors. The overall complexity of the liability issues at hand, the strength of the evidence on both sides, the case details and insurance considerations, such as limits on liability, etc., will play a part in determining your potential financial compensation. The types of compensation we are able to fight for include:
- Past medical bills
- Lost income
- Future medical expenses
- Loss of earning ability
- Pain and suffering
A number of other factors may contribute to the amount of compensation you are due for your injuries and damages. We can explain these factors to you during the process of evaluating and building your case.
Contact Our Law Firm Today For Experienced Guidance
Every case is different, but if you believe you have a valid personal injury claim, you should meet with our personal injury lawyers to discuss your questions, concerns and case during a free consultation. Contact us online today or call 401-354-7233. We take our personal injury and medical negligence cases on a contingency fee basis, so you will not have to pay attorney fees until we win your case.