Gainesville Personal Injury FAQs
If you have suffered a personal injury because of another person's negligence, you probably have numerous questions about your potential case, what you can do to recover monetary damages, and more. At Steven A. Bagen & Associates, our experienced personal injury attorneys are here to offer you the help you need. We will be happy to answer your questions when you contact us for your initial consultation, and we have also included some frequently asked questions for your convenience.
What is a personal injury?
A "personal injury" is a physical or emotional injury that an individual sustains because of the negligent or wrongful conduct of another person. In some cases, such as car accidents, personal injuries are entirely accidental. However, a victim may also be able to file suit if intentionally assaulted or attacked.
What is my case worth?
A victim who has sustained a personal injury has the right to take legal action against the person who caused his or her injuries. Personal injury claims are filed in civil court, where the penalties implemented will be monetary in nature. The responsible party, if found guilty, will be required to pay a certain amount of financial compensation to the victim for medical care, lost wages, and more - to help the victim rebuild his or her life to a similar situation as it was in before the injury occurred.
Who can be held liable for my injuries?
Liability in a Gainesville personal injury claim may vary depending on the specific case. However, the typical rule of thumb that will apply is that the person (the defendant) acted in some way or failed to act as he or she should have and therefore caused injury to you. For example, a doctor has an obligation to provide a standard level of medical care. If a doctor makes a mistake or does not properly treat a patient for any reason, this may be grounds for a medical malpractice claim, wherein the victim may seek financial compensation for his or her personal injuries.
What types of cases does your firm handle?
The lawyers at Steven A. Bagen & Associates represent clients in all types of personal injury claims throughout Gainesville, including: car accidents, truck accidents, motorcycle accidents, boating accidents, slip and fall and trip and fall accidents, medical malpractice, birth injuries, dangerous drugs, bus accidents, and pedestrian accidents.
I don't have the money to hire an attorney. How can I possibly afford one to handle my personal injury case?
Our law firm takes on cases on a contingency basis, meaning our clients do not pay for our services unless we are successful in recovering financial compensation on their behalf. This means that you do not have to worry about whether you have the money to hire an attorney. We may be able to take on your case for you at no out of pocket expense - and any legal fees you do pay would be out of the settlement or jury award we recover on your behalf.
For the help you deserve, contact a Gainesville personal injury lawyer at our offices today!