Frequently Asked Personal Injury Questions
Get Answers From Our Hagerstown Injury Attorneys
If you've been hurt in an accident, you're bound to have questions
about which course of legal action to take. Britt•Reed Law Offices
understands you want quick answers, so our Hagerstown injury lawyers have
provided information on some common queries.
If you can't find the answer to your question here, call us at (301)
What Is Negligence & How does it Affect my Case?
In law, negligence is defined as failing to behave with a standard level
of care that any reasonable person would take in the same circumstance.
This can refer to either acting in a manner or failing to take action
in a way that can endanger others. For example, a common form of negligence is
texting while driving. Any reasonable person should know that driving while distracted can cause
danger, therefore if an accident occurs because of this, this would be
considered negligence. If the actions could have reasonably been prevented,
then it most likely counts as negligence.
What Can Financial Compensation Help Cover After an Injury?
Financial compensation seeks to recover all the damages you lost after
an accident that you did not cause. This can go toward paying back
physical therapy costs, and to make up for
pain and suffering. Other things that can be covered are
loss of companionship,
financial support if you've lost a loved one, loss of
emotional distress, and
household services, if you are unable to upkeep a home.
How Do I Know if I Have Grounds For a Case?
For any personal injury case to be viable, negligence or carelessness must
have been the cause of the incident that caused your injury. You must
be able to prove that you played no part in the incident and that the
at-fault party was acting in a reckless manner or did not take proper
precautions. The only way to make certain that you have grounds to file
a personal injury claim is to consult with a lawyer.
Who Is Responsible For an Injury From a Dog Bite?
Most of the time,
the owner of the dog or animal will be considered to be responsible for the attack. While this is not
true all the time, generally it is determined that the owner caused either
the behavior in the dog due to the way they care for the animal, or that
they failed to take precaution with an animal they knew had a propensity
toward aggressive behavior.
What Are Contingency Fees?
Contingency fees are a helpful mode of payment that allows for anyone to
be able to pursue justice after an injury, even those without the means
to cover expensive legal fees. With contingency fees, a lawyer agrees
that the client will not have to pay unless the case is won and compensation
is recovered. Once the compensation is received, the lawyer will take
their payment out of the recovered sum and the rest will go to the client.
This way, the client doesn't have to worry about large fees if the
lawyer is unsuccessful in winning compensation. There is no risk to client
with contingency fees!
Call Us Today For a Case Consultation
At Britt•Reed Law Offices, our Hagerstown injury lawyers have decades
of skill and experience. We have handled thousands of cases and we can
help you with yours. If you believe that you have grounds for a personal
injury case and would like an attorney to confirm it, call us at (301)
791-6000. Share the details of what happened to you during a
free case evaluation with our lawyers.