If you were seriously injured and it was someone else's fault, the Kishish Law Group can help. We offer free and confidential case evaluations to all of our personal injury clients. Our experienced lawyers and staff will talk you through your legal options and help you determine the right way forward for you. While you focus on recovering from your injuries, we will work on getting you the compensation and justice that you deserve. Even if you're uncertain about your situation, contact us today by filling out our contact form or by calling us toll free at 1 (888) 402-5552.
Common Personal Injury Questions
What should I do after I've been injured?
First, take care of your health and seek necessary medical attention. Once you feel well enough, gather documentation about your injuries. If there were any official reports about your injury, like a police report, crash report, or citation, we will likely request that information. Additionally, obtaining a complete medical record will be helpful in documenting your injuries and figuring out what kind of compensation you can expect. Then, you should contact a lawyer to discuss your options.
If you don't know how to obtain this kind of information or what kind of documents you should be looking for, contact us. We can help explain documents you should obtain and direct you to the appropriate resources to find them.
How do I know if I have a personal injury lawsuit?
Generally, if you seriously suffered and someone else is responsible, you may be able to file a lawsuit against that person, company, or government body. If you are unsure whether you can sue for your injury, your best course of action is to contact a lawyer. The lawyers at Kishish Law Group can help you find out what legal option is the best for you.
How much is my personal injury case worth?
The amount of compensation you could receive depends on the facts of your case and the extent of your injuries. If the defendant is shown to be responsible for your injuries, you will likely receive what are called "compensatory damages." Compensatory damages seek to pay for losses or injuries you suffered due to the defendant's actions. These damages can pay for medical bills, property damage, lost wages or general pain and suffering.
In some cases, personal injury lawsuits can involve punitive damages. Punitive damages are compensation to a victim on top of compensatory damages, intending to discourage a defendant's behavior. For example, many states have drunk driving laws that stipulate that excessively careless drunk drivers can be sued for punitive damages on top of compensatory damages.
How long do I have to file a lawsuit?
It varies. The time limits on making a claim are set by a statute of limitations, different for each U.S. state. In general, for personal injury cases, the statute of limitations ranges from 1 to 6 years. For claims made against the government, this time period can be much shorter. If you think you have a cases, it is important to contact a lawyer as soon as possible to avoid exceeding this time limit.
Can I still sue if someone was criminally charged?
Yes. Civil cases, like personal injury cases, are separate from criminal cases. It does not matter whether the government charged someone with a crime associated with your personal injury case, you can still sue that defendant for compensation. Even if the government charged someone and was unsuccessful, you may still have a successful civil case.
Can't I settle without a lawyer?
You can, but you will likely receive less compensation for your injuries. Remember, the goal of whomever you may sue for your injury is to minimize the amount of money they will pay out. In some cases, you may be up against insurance companies with expensive legal teams trying to save as much money as possible. By contacting an attorney, you know that someone will fight for your interests and that you will not be taken advantage of.
Categories of Personal Injury
Visit one of the links below to find out more about the kinds of personal injury we represent. If you do not see your injury below, we may still be able to help. Contact us using our contact form or by calling us toll free at 1 (888) 402-5552.
- Boat & Watercraft Accidents
- Bus Accidents
- Distracted Driving Accidents
- Drunk Driving Accidents
- FedEx and UPS Accidents
- Farm Accidents
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