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Personal Injury FAQ’s

What types of injuries count as personal injury?

Any type of injury caused by an accident in a public place is classified as a personal injury. These places include retail stores, shopping centers, streets, or even private homes or establishments.

What types of cases does a personal injury lawyer handle?

A personal injury lawyer handles any case where you have been affected by an accident in a public place.

Will any place or establishment cover the expenses for personal injury?

Yes, every establishment must comply with certain standards to avoid accidents. If they fail to comply, they are liable for the damages incurred.

When is a personal injury compensation case justified?

When you have an accident in a public place it is important to obtain all necessary information so that a lawyer can represent you: photos of the place of the accident, a report to the establishment, and a detailed description of the incident. For a compensation case for an accident in a public place to be valid, the establishment’s negligence or failure to comply–which caused the accident–must be demonstrated.

I fell in a public place. What comes next? Should I hire a lawyer?

It’s important to report this immediately to the establishment where the accident took place. If it occurred in a public space, report it to the police and take photos of the place where you had the accident, showing the reason it occurred. Call or write us using our contact form and we will connect you to a participating attorney so he can help you get the benefits available to you by law.

I was bitten by a dog. Should I hire a lawyer?

Of course. Generally, the owners of a dog that bites do not want to be held responsible for the damage. The law protects you and it is important for you to get legal advice from a specialist so that you can receive all the benefits available to you by law. Dog bites tend to cause physical and psychological damage. Call or write us using our contact form so that we can put you in touch with a participating attorney and doctor.

I suffered an injury due to a defective product. Should I hire a lawyer?

Yes. You should get legal advice immediately so that you can receive the benefits offered to you by law. The manufacturer of the product will have attorneys to represent them, which is why it is important for you to be represented as well. Call or write us using our contact form so that we can put you in contact with a participating attorney in the state that can help you.

I believe I have a medical negligence case. What comes next?

To find out if you can make a claim for medical negligence, you need to look at two things: first, if there was negligence on the part of your doctor and what it was. Second, you need to know if this negligence caused permanent, verifiable harm to you. If the above applies to you, please call or write us using our contact form

What types of personal injuries are eligible for compensation?

Any injury caused by a third party who has liability or negligence on their part is eligible for compensation. It could be any type of accident due to a defective product or poor conditions at a public or private establishment.

What is my compensation amount for personal injury?

This varies depending on state laws. Usually, when an accident occurs in a public place, there will always be an insurance policy that will pay the damages. 33% will be for the attorney, 33% to pay medical expenses, and 33% for you. This may vary.

What is the process for making a personal injury compensation claim?

Initially, you should be oriented by a professional so that you can receive 100% of your benefits. The compensation you receive depends on three very important factors: first and foremost is to verify if there was negligence on the part of the establishment or place where the accident occurred. Secondly, to verify that you made a report to the establishment or place regarding the incident so that insurance will pay for damages. Third, it is very important to have an experienced attorney negotiate with the insurance company so that you can rest assured that your rights are being upheld. Call or write us using our contact form so that we can put you in contact with a participating attorney.

Where can I receive medical treatment for my personal injury?

When a personal injury occurs in a public place or establishment it is essential to get medical attention as soon as possible, since the doctor’s report will confirm that you are hurt and that this injury was caused by the accident you suffered. As more time goes by after your case, there will be less possibility of proving that your injuries were caused by the accident. This is why it is important for you to be seen by an expert doctor who knows the procedure for properly documenting your medical treatment so you can get the benefits you deserve. The physicians at Grupo MedLegal can help you. Call or write us using our contact form and it will be our pleasure to serve you, 24 hours a day.

What is the judicial process for personal injury?

Your attorney will be responsible for negotiating with the insurance company so you can receive 100% of your benefits. This is why you need an attorney with experience. In the event the insurance refuses to pay, the attorney will have to take the case to court and demonstrate the necessary proof for your claim to be accepted. Every witness, information, or proof that you can possibly provide to your attorney such as photographs, videos, etc. is extremely important. During this process, it is essential that you continue your appointments with a physician who is an expert with this type of claim, because the physician’s medical reports will also be used as proof of injury. Call or write us using our contact form or download the Grupo MedLegal® App where you can document all the details of the accident and our participating attorneys and physicians will help you.

Can I be sure I will win my case and receive compensation?

To determine if you will win a case it is essential to have complete information about the incident since winning requires proof of negligence on the part of the establishment or place where you had the accident. Because of this, it’s not possible to guarantee that you will win your case and receive compensation. The most important thing you can do is get help from an experienced attorney whose priority is helping you. Call or write us using our contact form

How much time do I have for submitting a compensation claim for personal injuries?

There isn’t a specific time—it depends greatly on the nature of the injury and how it has progressed. When you have an accident in a public place it is important to report it immediately and receive medical attention. The more time goes by, the less likely you will be able to prove that the injury is a result of the incident.

Why do I need an expert lawyer to win an injury lawsuit?

When we file a personal injury lawsuit, we do it because we want to make sure our rights are respected. The party filed against will have an attorney who will try to pay you the least possible amount if anything, which is why it is important for you to have the assistance of an experienced professional to help you receive what is rightfully yours. Call or write us using our contact form and we will be glad to contact you to a participating attorney.

How much time will my case take?

It’s impossible to determine how much time the process will take. It depends on several factors: first, it depends on the nature and seriousness of the injury. It’s essential for you to receive the necessary treatment for your recovery. On the other hand, a good attorney will do everything in his or her power so that you receive the benefits you deserve. If the insurance company or establishment refuses to pay, your attorney must go to court to demand that your rights be respected. Only an experienced attorney who is determined to win the case can achieve this. At Grupo MedLegal, we have many years of experience and we work with the best attorneys in each area. Call or write us using our contact form and we will be glad to contact you to a participating attorney who will help you.

Is it necessary to see a doctor for my personal injury case?

It’s very important to see a doctor as soon as possible when there is an accident. The doctor’s diagnosis and the date will prove the validity of the case and that the problems or injuries were caused by the incident. A personal injury case is based on your physical condition and the harm caused by the accident, which is why it definitely weakens your case when you don’t see a doctor. Call or write us using our contact form and we will contact you to a participating physician who will help you .

What are my rights with a personal injury case?

First and most importantly, you have the right to receive medical attention to be able to recover from the problems or injuries that the incident caused you. All of this must be paid by the party responsible for the accident. Additionally, your attorney must fight in court for two very important benefits: pain and suffering. The effects of this incident on your everyday life; and, if applicable, a penalty for the party guilty of negligence. All of this should be financially compensated and only a good lawyer can obtain this for you. Call or write us using our contact form so that we can contact you to a participating lawyer and doctor.

Who pays the doctor’s and attorney’s fees?

The doctor’s and attorney’s fees are paid by the liable party, whether it be the insurance company or the company or person responsible for the incident, in the case of no insurance. This is why you need the assistance of an expert with experience in this area, since if you hire a lawyer without experience or who is not trustworthy, it’s possible that you will end up paying medical expenses. Get our free of charge Grupo MedLegal®’s participating attorneys connecting service, to get the benefits you deserve. 

As a person who is undocumented, can I file a personal injury case?

Absolutely. You, as well as any person in the United States, have rights no matter what your immigration status may be.

What happens if the person dies?

In the unfortunate case that a person involved in an accident passes away, it is very important for you to contact us so that we can help you immediately. The person’s direct relatives will receive all the benefits allowed by law. These depend on different factors. Call or write us using our contact form and we will contact you to an attorney who will help and orient you immediately.

Why are some cases handled outside of court?

Many times, attorneys negotiate with insurance companies or the responsible party for the accident outside of court. This must be with the client’s authorization and is done to end the case more quickly. What we recommend is that you focus on receiving the medical treatment you need and that your lawyer do everything possible to obtain for you the benefits you deserve.

What documentation do I need to start the process for personal injury compensation?

All the documentation you have is important and will help us to be successful in a personal injury claim. For example: an incident report to the establishment or place, photographs, or medical reports. All of this will make a more solid case to be able to obtain the greatest benefit.

What is the role of an insurance company in a personal injury case?

The insurance company hired by the party at fault is responsible for covering all the expenses generated by the claim, such as medical treatment costs and the financial compensation that you should receive, if applicable. Remember that if there is no insurance, the claim will be made against the owner of the establishment.

Under what circumstances would I be denied the right to compensation for personal injury?

If negligence or responsibility on the part of the establishment cannot be proven and if the accident was due to carelessness on your part, you will be denied compensation. Therefore, you need an expert attorney in the specific area of law who will help you to establish responsibility of the other party so that you can get all possible benefits. Call or write us using our contact form and we will be glad to contact you to a participating attorney in your area.

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