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Accidents in Port St. Lucie: Personal Injury FAQs
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At Crary Buchanan, we know that it is likely that you have been left with considerable questions following an injurious accident. At our firm, we believe that knowledge is power, and we never wish for a client to be left in the dark or be confused about the process that they are facing. For this reason, our Port St. Lucie lawyers have compiled a list of some of the most commonly asked questions to help you gain a better understanding of the personal injury claim process. Backed by more than 85 years’ legal experience, you can rely on our counsel.
Please read below to learn answers to the following questions:
- After an accident, will my insurance rates skyrocket?
- Can I really afford to hire an attorney?
- If I miss work because of my injuries, can I recover my lost wages?
- My car was severely damaged: Who will pay for this?
- How do I know if I have a personal injury case or not?
1. After an accident, will my insurance rates skyrocket?
This is a common misconception that many people have and one that can easily be cleared up. Truth be told, your insurance rates can increase if the accident was your fault. If you were not at fault for the accident, however, you should not experience any increase in rates (unless rates are being increased for your entire region).
2. Am I really going to be able to afford hiring an attorney?
Most people will refrain from hiring an attorney simply because that they think they won’t be able to afford the expense of it. The truth is that we are proud to operate on a contingency fee basis. This means that unless we are successful, you won’t have to pay us a dime. This lowers your personal risk because you don’t have to assume responsibility for the out-of-pocket fees and run the chance of an unsuccessful case.
3. I was hurt and unable to continue working. Can I recover my lost wages?
Yes, in many circumstances you can recover compensation that will make up for your lost income. If you were involved in an accident that caused you to be unable to work while you were healing, your lost income could be covered by your claim. You only have a short amount of time during which to file this claim, however. It is vastly important that you get an attorney involved immediately to help you fight to recover these damages.
4. My car was severely damaged—who will pay for this?
It depends on the circumstances of your case. It could either be paid by your insurance company or the insurance company of the at-fault party. It depends on who caused the accident and the insurance policies carried by parties who were involved. A Port St. Lucie personal injury lawyer from our firm can help you review the details of your accident and the insurance policies involved to assess how you can cover these vehicle damage costs.
5. How do I know whether or not I have a personal injury case?
There are several different factors that are essential to building of a strong personal injury claim. The details of the accident, the evidence collected by either side, insurance policies, and more can all affect the viability of a personal injury claim. If you have questions about whether or not you have grounds to file, who was liable for an accident, or anything else relating to an injury accident, you should not hesitate to consult with an attorney from our firm.
If you have further questions, do not hesitate to call (888) 899-8161 to contact Crary Buchanan at your earliest convenience.
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