Answering Your Frequently Asked Personal Injury Questions
At The Cody Law Group, our lawyers have advised countless personal injury victims on their legal options after they’ve been involved in a preventable accident. We know that taking legal action can be overwhelming when you are trying to address medical, emotional and financial matters so that you can move on with your life.
In order to help you understand your options, we offer free initial consultations to injury victims and their loved ones. Before you schedule your appointment, we invite you to read the answers to personal injury questions we are frequently asked. We hope that these answers will help you prepare for a constructive consultation and begin the process toward receiving the fair outcome that you deserve.
The cause of my accident is obvious. Do I really need a personal injury attorney?
Although you may be certain that your injuries were caused by a negligent or careless act, it takes legal insight and strategy to receive full compensation. Insurance companies rely on tactics to encourage you to settle for a payout that may not cover the extent of your injuries. Our personal injury attorneys know how to overcome these challenges and get a fair settlement. It is critical to have a skilled ally on your side when you are fighting for compensation.
What can I expect to receive for my injuries?
There are many factors that affect the compensation you may be entitled to receive. When you consult with us, we will review the circumstances leading up to your accident, study your medical records to learn about the extent of your injuries and assess the impact that your injury has on your earning potential.
You may be eligible to receive compensation for your medical bills, rehabilitation, lost wages, and pain and suffering. Before you pursue a claim, we will give you an honest assessment of your options and possible outcomes.
Should I accept the first settlement offer?
Insurance companies are known for making low settlement offers because they know that injury victims have mounting medical bills that need to be paid. If you accept this offer before you know the extent of your injuries, you may receive far less money than your claim is worth.
Our lawyers work with medical professionals and life care planners who help us determine a fair settlement amount that covers current and future needs. Let our team of professionals protect your best interests.
If I was partially responsible for causing the accident that led to my injuries, should I file a claim?
In Minnesota, personal injury victims may receive compensation after a preventable accident even if they were somewhat responsible for causing the accident. You may be entitled to receive a settlement if you can prove that you were not more than 50 percent responsible for causing the accident.
Our lawyers are familiar with the process Minnesota judges follow to arrive at a fault percentage, which will determine how much of your compensation you will be allowed to receive. We know how to create strong arguments that minimize the fault percentage and maximize your compensation.
Do You Have Other Questions? Contact Us Today.
To schedule your no-pressure personal injury claim evaluation, contact us at 612-444-9418 or by completing our online form. Our office is in Vadnais Heights, but we represent clients throughout the state.