How much insurance companies pay for pain and suffering varies from organization to organization. Some insurance companies have mathematical formulas for calculating this damage, while others use a “per diem” method. Some elements that could factor into your potential for compensation include: The severity of your injuries The cost of your economic damages Who is… Read More
Welcome to the personal injury FAQ for Chalik Law. On this page, you’ll find frequently asked questions about personal injury law and what to do after you’ve been injured. This is general advice and should not be considered legal advice.
Personal injury is a broad category of law. There are so many ways that our bodies and minds can become injured. Transportation, work, and even birth are just some of the sources. The whole idea behind personal injury law is that people who are hurt due to the negligence or willful action of others deserve the money to be “made whole”, which means to be paid enough that you’re brought as close as possible to how you were before you were injured.
Of course, sometimes this isn’t possible. To take an extreme example, no amount of money can bring a person back to life. But it can cover medical and funeral expenses, lost income to the home due to their passing, and provide enough financial security that the family can focus on grieving and moving on, not surviving.
The first step in any personal injury case is to get medical attention. After you have been seen by a doctor, then call a personal injury lawyer to talk about your case. In some cases, you may need to speak with an insurance company as well. Your lawyer can advise you on how to approach them so you can get the settlement amount you deserve. If they will not pay, they will fight for you.
Chalik Law is ready to help you with your personal injury needs. If you have been injured, don’t wait. Call our offices today to schedule a free consultation. Then, study the questions below while you wait for your appointment.
Pain and suffering are legally used to describe both the emotional and physical injuries a victim sustains after an accident. Any significant physical, emotional, and psychological anguish you undergo after an accident qualifies as pain and suffering, which are eligible for compensation. What Physical Pain and Suffering Consists Of Typically, you can categorize pain and… Read More
Understanding how a personal injury lawsuit works can be difficult for the average person. Personal injury lawsuits typically involve a possible consultation with a personal injury lawyer and hiring them to represent you in your case. They will then conduct an independent investigation of your case. After this, a lawyer can guide you through pre-trial… Read More
Most personal injury lawyers work on what is known as a “contingency-fee” basis. Essentially, a personal injury lawyer’s payment is “contingent” upon winning your case and getting compensation on your behalf. Because a contingency fee is only payable when there is a favorable result, if you happen to lose your case, you will not have… Read More
A car accident can lead to significant financial and medical costs. A PIP suit in Florida is one avenue to pursue to receive compensation following a car accident. A PIP suit in Florida is a claim that is filed to collect benefits from your auto insurance company. The amount of money you can recover in… Read More
If you were the victim in a personal injury accident, you may be wondering what the tort threshold in Florida is and how it impacts your ability to receive compensation for injuries. The tort threshold in Florida is a law stating that victims of personal injury accidents must sustain one of four types of injuries… Read More
When you sustain an injury and may be entitled to compensation, you may wonder how long you have to file a personal injury claim in Florida. The time you have to file a claim depends on several factors, including the type of injury, who the victim was, and who was responsible. For most Florida personal… Read More
When you sustain an injury and pursue a personal injury claim, you may be able to receive damages for pain and suffering. But how is pain and suffering calculated in Florida? To calculate pain and suffering, Florida juries can consider a variety of factors, including: The severity of your injuries The limitations your injuries impose… Read More
The main difference between bodily injury and personal injury is that bodily injury insurance covers expenses related to injuries the other party suffers as a result of a car accident. Under Florida statute § 627.736, personal injury protection (PIP) insurance can cover $10,000 worth of medical expenses and lost wages that happen because of a… Read More
Both intentional and unintentional acts can result in serious injuries and damages. But what qualifies as a personal injury, and when are you entitled to seek compensation? A claim qualifies as a personal injury if you experience emotional or bodily harm as a result of an action by another actor. Defining Personal Injury Common examples… Read More
Personal injury claims do not always end up in court. Settlements on claims are commonly agreed upon by parties to avoid going to trial. If you are in a car accident or suffer an injury that entitles you to damages, the other party may approach you with a settlement offer. But how do you respond… Read More
If you have been injured in an accident due to someone else’s negligence and are thinking about filing a lawsuit for compensation, speaking to the other party’s insurance adjuster may not be the best choice. If you have been hurt, you may not know the extent of your medical condition or if other medical issues… Read More
Most Florida personal injury attorneys will offer a no-cost case review if you or a member of your family suffered an injury in an accident. Knowing what to have on hand during this review, and knowing what information you may need, is imperative so you are prepared and can give the lawyer the most accurate… Read More
You are not required by law to hire a lawyer for a slip and fallin Florida. However, having an attorney who understands premises liability law, knows how to negotiate with insurance companies, and can represent your interests in court offers a healthy of peace of mind—leaving you to focus on recovering from your injuries. Here… Read More
Damages are the costs and losses you face after suffering a personal injury. Many personal injuries lead to expensive medical bills, time away from work, and potentially a diminished earning capacity afterward. Depending on the details of the injury, the injured party may be eligible for compensation for the economic and noneconomic damages the at-fault… Read More
What Type of Supervision Are Business and Pool Owners Required to Provide? When people own a business or property that can have an impact on the health of others, they have a responsibility to provide as safe an environment as possible. Part of this obligation is to provide proper and skilled supervision where it is… Read More