Personal Injury Frequently Asked Questions
The Giatras Law Firm, PLLC strives to keep clients well informed. Please review our frequently asked questions about personal injury cases and feel free to contact us for additional information.
Personal Injury Topics
- Should I provide a statement to an insurance company without a lawyer’s help?
- Will I have to go to trial to recover damages?
- What is considered “pain and suffering”?
- What determines the amount I might recover?
- Is there a minimum or maximum amount that can be recovered in a personal injury settlement?
- What is a typical settlement amount?
Personal Injury FAQs
It is in your best interests to only provide your contact information to an insurance company until you consult with an injury lawyer. The more significant your injuries, the more imperative it becomes to seek legal counsel before providing any statement.
About 95 percent of personal injury cases filed settle prior to trial.
Pain and suffering includes harm caused by physical injury and mental anguish experienced through avoiding activities you engaged in prior to your accident and the potential of surgery.
Every case addresses three issues:
- Liability — establishing someone’s negligence
- Damages — the amount that will fairly and adequately compensate you for your injuries
- Source of collection — insurance or other assets from which damages can be recovered
An experienced lawyer reviews and interprets your case information to determine the appropriate value for your claim:
The goal is fair and adequate compensation for your injury and an experienced attorney will know what a reasonable jury would award. The strength of lay and expert witness testimony will likely influence the amount.