Serious injuries can be devastating and disrupt your whole life. The Womick Law Firm CHTD is dedicated to getting you the help you need, when you need it throughout Southern Illinois. Here are some of the questions frequently asked by injured people seeking legal advice. To discuss these and all aspects of your injury case personally, call 618-503-0014 or contact the Womick Law Firm online today.
- 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?
- How much is my case worth?
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The Womick Law Firm CHTD is committed to providing you with the most viable and practical legal representation possible. Located in Carbondale, the firm serves the injured throughout Jackson, Johnson, Union, and Williamson counties and nearby Missouri. Call 618-503-0014 or contact the Womick Law Firm online for immediate attention.
Should I provide a statement to an insurance company without a lawyer’s help?
It is in your best interests to provide only your contact information to an insurance company until you consult with a lawyer. The more significant your injuries, the more imperative it becomes to seek legal counsel before providing any statement.
What is considered “pain and suffering?”
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.
- 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
The goal is fair and adequate compensation for your injury. An experienced attorney can estimate closely what a reasonable jury would award. The strength of lay and expert witness testimony will likely influence the amount.
How much is my case worth?
Many factors determine how much compensation you may receive, including the severity of your injuries, your past medical history, and the amount of insurance coverage that the responsible person or company has. A knowledgeable attorney can assess the potential value of your claim.