Personal Injury Frequently Asked Questions

If you have a personal injury claim, this may be your first brush with a legal matter. You likely have a lot of questions. At Williams Newman Williams PLLC in Jackson, Mississippi, we are committed to providing the answers you need. To start with, here are answers to some of the most frequently asked questions about personal injury cases:

Should I Accept A Settlement Offer?

Use caution when the insurance company offers you a settlement. It is standard practice in the insurance industry to offer a low settlement first. The insurance adjuster may tell you it is fair. On the surface, it may even seem fair, but there may be many costs that have not been taken into consideration. Know that you do not have to accept the first settlement offer, and that you can have a personal injury lawyer review the offer for free.

How Much Is My Personal Injury Claim Worth?

This is one of the most important questions in any personal injury case, and it must be approached with care. Some people think that it is just a matter of adding up medical bills and lost wages. In reality, calculating the value of a personal injury claim is not that simple. You need to make sure that you are taking future medical expenses and wage losses into consideration. Accident victims may also be entitled to compensation for pain and suffering, which is not quite as easy to calculate. We can review your case for free to help you get a better understanding of how much compensation you may be entitled to receive.

Will My Personal Injury Case Go To Trial?

The majority of personal injury cases are resolved by negotiating a settlement. However, trial is always a possibility. It is a good idea to enlist lawyers who know their way around the courtroom and are confident arguing for you in front of a judge and jury. A reputation for success at trial may also provide leverage in negotiations. In other words, insurance companies may be more likely to make a fair offer if they know they are up against a lawyer who has a record of wins at trial. We have an impressive trial record.

How Much Does It Cost To Hire An Attorney?

The consultation is free, and then the case itself will be handled on a contingency basis. This means that you will only be obligated to pay us if we are successful in getting you compensation. Then we only ask for a small percentage of the settlement or verdict.

What Types Of Personal Injury Claims Do You Handle?

We handle all types of personal injury claims, including those that involve serious injuries and fatalities. We represent victims of auto accidents, nursing home neglect, property owner negligence, medical malpractice, work accidents and much more. To learn more about our services, you can call us at 601-208-0343 or toll free at 800-558-4208. You can also reach us by email.