It is not easy for people who have never suffered a serious injury to understand what it really costs you. The physical pain alone can change everything. Getting the money you deserve to cover medical expenses, lost wages, rehabilitation costs and more can help you get back much of what you lost, but the steps you need to take to get full compensation can be confusing.
At Schmitt Law Firm, LLC, our personal injury attorneys are committed to fighting for the rights of injured people like you. The following questions are just a sample of what we hear from clients who want to know what to do after an accident. To learn more or to discuss your situation, call us at 816-400-1000 or contact us online.
Do I Need An Attorney?
Every case is unique. Still, many personal injury claims come down to an injured person versus the insurance company of the person, people or business that caused the injury. Insurance companies exist to collect premiums and minimize what they pay out in claims. They will do whatever they can to avoid paying you what you deserve. A personal injury lawyer is generally necessary in cases involving serious injuries or death, provided the accident was the result of negligence.
How Much Will I Get In Compensation?
We may be able to provide you with an estimate after we investigate your claim, but it is impossible to know ahead of time how much you will get. Anyone willing to provide you with a guarantee is either misleading you or is picking a number far below what you might be able to get with proper representation.
What we do know is that personal injury victims can generally get compensation for pain and suffering, lost wages, loss of enjoyment of life, medical expenses incurred, future medical expenses, loss of property (damage to your car, for example) and more.