Frequently Asked Questions

Strong Law Attorneys Answer Your Questions about Injury Cases

Most of us have been paying our insurance premiums diligently for years, expecting the company to pay a claim if we ever need to file one. We don’t assume we have to fight for compensation that our policy says our insurer will cover.

Unfortunately, most insurance companies are out for their own profit. They sometimes use unfair tactics to prevent paying out fair settlements for your claim when an accident occurs. Fortunately, the personal injury attorneys at Strong Law know how insurance companies operate. We know how to negotiate to get you compensation for both your monetary losses and your non-economic losses, such as for pain and suffering.

Hear are some answers to frequently asked questions related to working with our firm and the process of personal injury cases:

What Is the Value of My Case?

The value of an injury case depends upon many factors related to the extent of your injuries and any other losses associated with your claim. You may have medical bills, lost income, costs associated with pain and suffering, among other possible damages. To learn the possible value of your case, contact the team at Strong Law. In a free case evaluation, we'll let you know how much your case may be worth.

What Are Your Hours?

Strong Law is open five days a week between 9am and 5pm. In addition, we offer after hours return calls, weekend calls, and online chat.

What Kinds Of Cases Are Personal Injury?

Call us to know for sure, but a good rule of thumb is when an “accident” that happened to you because of the acts of or misdeeds of another party. Examples are: Auto accidents; motorcycle accidents; semi-truck accidents; wrongful death; medical malpractice; slip, trip and fall; boating accidents, faulty equipment, nursing home abuse; and many others.

Will I Be Charged To Consult Or Talk With You?

No, not ever. Strong Law is a contingency personal injury firm offering specialized experience along with access when you need it. Our goal is to gain the best settlement and provide comfort in the process, so easy access to us is part of our best practices.

What Does Contingency Mean?

Contingency in a legal matter means an expense to the client based on the outcome of a future event or circumstance which is possible but cannot be predicted with certainty. Said another way, Strong Law gets paid only if your case settles.

Can You Give Me An Assessment Of My Case?

Absolutely. While we cannot guarantee anything, nor do we imply a settlement, our willingness to take your case (and do it on contingency) is our voice that we feel your case has strong merit. After speaking with you, we can provide a merit assessment over the phone. However, we caution that accepting your case does not promise anything, your outcome is reflected in the law firm you choose.

Can I Sign Up With More Than One Law Firm?

Generally, no. However, in has happened in specific situations. Consult with us to strategize the best method to gain an optimum settlement.

Why Should I Sign With Strong Law?

There are three pointed reasons:

We used to represent the insurance companies; which gives us a unique grasp in knowing how they work as we represent you. Said another way, we know their tricks and will position to give you the best outcome.

We are winning trial lawyers. That means, we’re not afraid to take your case as far as necessary to give you the best outcome.

We have settled multiple cases at more than a million dollars. That is not guaranteed, but many firms can demand those numbers, but it takes strategy, experience, and steadiness to achieve the results, and we are all of these.

What Should I Do If I’m Having Problems, Like Their Insurance Company Is Calling Me?

Always secure an attorney first. If you sign up with Strong Law now, you can advise their insurance company that you have representation and give them our name and contact information. From that time forward, they should not be contacting you again; it’s the law. If you do not sign with an attorney, like Strong Law, you will need to speak with them and represent yourself to resolve your injury. We strongly urge against this; insurance companies are skilled at ensuring their best interests over yours.

What Are Common Reasons For Insurance Injury Denials?

Make sure you receive medical treatment as soon as possible after an accident, otherwise insurance may argue your pain is from an unrelated incident.

Insurance companies will be going out of their way to find some proof that the accident was your fault. Don’t be intimidated.

If you have preexisting medical conditions that make you more likely to suffer an injury, it is not uncommon for insurance agencies to deny claims based on this.

How Long Does A Case Take To Settle?

It depends on many factors like medical care, future needs, evidence, proof of liability, and many others. Some cases take months while others can last a couple years. Ultimately, our goal is to represent you and what is going to be best for you in the long run.

Why Can Cases Last Years?

Because the law dictates it. There are many layers to make sure the insurance companies treat you with optimal care. For example, there will be time spent for medical treatments you might need. There is time to gather the needed medical reports and discover any long term impacts this injury will have on your life today and into the future. There is time for the other side to review our demands, research, and respond as well. It can feel like a long time, but we follow the law and strategize for the best benefit to you. We are with you the whole time.

What Happens If I Sign Up With You?

Well, congratulations for signing up with a Strong Law firm! We will provide you with a set of instructions by email along with secured documents/Agreements for you to sign. From that point forward, we represent you. That means you provide our contact information to anyone requesting more information about your situation, injuries, or anything else related to this matter. That includes doctors, therapists, their insurance company or anyone with interest to the other side, mechanics, or any other providers who service you in this matter.

What Should I Do Next?

Call or message us. We are confident you have other questions unique to your life and injury. Call us for a “no worry,” confidential consultation over the phone.

What is a personal injury claim, and do I have a valid case?

An experienced lawyer can explain to you that a personal injury claim can be filed when an individual suffers injuries as a result of someone else’s negligence or wrongful acts. If you believe you've been injured because of someone's negligence, you might have a valid case. To determine its validity, several factors are considered, such as the extent of the injury, the liable party's responsibility, and the availability of evidence. Consulting a personal injury lawyer is crucial in this situation. They can assess the details of your case, advise on its strength, and guide you through the legal process. Remember, time limitations may apply, so seeking legal counsel promptly will help protect your rights and maximize your chances of a successful claim.

What compensation am I entitled to in a personal injury case?

In a personal injury case, the compensation you may be entitled to depends on various factors unique to your situation. Victims may also be able to seek reimbursement for things like medical bills, current and future treatments, and rehabilitative services. Lost wages resulting from missed work due to the accident can be claimed. Pain and suffering damages are also considered, accounting for the physical and emotional distress experienced. In severe cases, where the defendant's actions were particularly reckless, punitive damages might be sought to punish the responsible party. A skilled personal injury lawyer will evaluate the specifics of your case, assess the potential damages, and work diligently to pursue fair compensation on your behalf.

How long do I have to file a personal injury claim?

The statute of limitations for filing a personal injury claim varies depending on the jurisdiction and the type of injury sustained. In most states, as a lawyer can advise, the statute of limitations varies and typically ranges from two to six years. However, certain circumstances might alter this timeframe. For instance, if the injury was not immediately apparent, the clock could start ticking from the date the injury was discovered. To ensure your claim is filed within the applicable time limit, it is essential to contact a personal injury lawyer promptly. Delaying the process could result in losing your right to seek compensation, so seeking legal counsel early is vital to protect your rights.

How do I prove negligence in a personal injury case?

Proving negligence in a personal injury case is essential for a successful claim. To establish negligence, four key elements must be demonstrated: duty of care, breach of duty, causation, and damages. The liable party must have owed you a duty of care, which is a legal obligation to act responsibly to prevent harm. It must then be proven that they breached this duty through their actions or inactions. Claimants must also present evidence that the breach directly caused the injuries they suffered and that they sustained damages as a result. Collecting evidence, such as witness statements, medical records, photos, and expert opinions, plays a crucial role in supporting your claim. An experienced personal injury lawyer will skillfully build and present this evidence to establish negligence effectively.

Should I accept a settlement offer from an insurance company?

Before accepting any settlement offer from an insurance company, it's crucial to consult a personal injury lawyer. Insurance companies often try to minimize their payouts by making initial offers that might not fully cover your losses. A lawyer can assess the true value of your case, taking into account all past and future expenses related to the injury. They will negotiate with the insurance company on your behalf to seek fair compensation. Remember, once you accept a settlement offer, you typically waive your right to pursue further compensation for the same incident. Be sure to seek legal advice from our experienced attorneys at Strong Law Accident & Injury Attorneys to ensure you have the opportunity to file a claim and pursue compensation following a serious personal injury accident.

What is the role of a personal injury lawyer?

A personal injury lawyer is a legal professional specializing in advocating for individuals who have experienced physical or emotional harm due to the negligence or intentional actions of another party. These attorneys possess expertise in navigating the intricacies of personal injury law to assist victims in seeking compensation for various losses.

If you find yourself in a situation where you've sustained injuries from an incident such as a car accident, slip and fall, or workplace mishap, it is advisable to contemplate engaging the services of a personal injury lawyer. Seeking legal counsel promptly can safeguard your rights and enhance the likelihood of securing compensation for medical expenses, lost wages, and other damages.

How can I select the right personal injury lawyer for my case?

Choosing the appropriate lawyer is a pivotal decision. It is recommended to identify an attorney with a background in personal injury law, a proven track record of successful cases, and positive client feedback. Additionally, assessing their communication style and ensuring a comfortable working relationship can contribute to a successful collaboration.

While many personal injury cases are settled out of court, it's advantageous to have a lawyer with trial experience. If negotiations fail and your case goes to trial, an attorney with courtroom experience can navigate the litigation process effectively.

What types of cases fall within the purview of personal injury lawyers?

Personal injury lawyers handle a diverse array of cases encompassing incidents like car accidents, slip and falls, medical malpractice, product liability, and workplace injuries. Essentially, if you have suffered harm owing to the negligence of another party, a personal injury lawyer possesses the expertise to assist you.

What is the role of insurance companies in personal injury cases?

Insurance companies often play a significant role in personal injury cases, as they are responsible for compensating victims. However, it's essential to be cautious when dealing with insurers, as they may prioritize their interests over yours. Consulting a personal injury lawyer can help you navigate these interactions.

What are the typical fees associated with hiring a personal injury lawyer?

Many personal injury lawyers operate on a contingency fee basis. This means that their compensation is contingent upon the successful resolution of your case, with their fees constituting a percentage of the awarded compensation. It is crucial to discuss fee structures and related expenses during the initial consultation to establish a clear understanding of the financial aspects involved.