Personal Injury FAQs

What is "negligence"?

A person is negligent when he or she fails to act like the standard ordinary reasonable person. Of course the critical issue in many cases is just how an "ordinary, reasonable person" was expected to act in the particular situation that caused the injury.

For example, an ordinary, reasonable person can travel down the Interstate, which has a posted speed limit of 65 miles per hour, at 65 miles per hour. However, if dense fog is present, the same ordinary, reasonable person would be expected to reduce his/her speed of travel. Suppose someone plows into your car while she was driving at 55 or 45 or 35? Would that be what the standard ordinary reasonable person should have done?

The determination of whether a given person has met his/her "ordinary reasonable person" standard is often a matter that is resolved by a jury after presentation of evidence and argument at trial.

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What are damages?

Damages are an award of money paid to a person as compensation for loss or injury. A plaintiff can be compensated for past and future medical expenses, lost income, the negative impact on family relationship, and pain and suffering. The determination of the amount of damages to be awarded is an issue to be determined by a jury after hearing all of the evidence.

As you can imagine, each case presents its own unique set of circumstances and our lawyers will be happy to sit down with you and explain to you, based on our over 50 years of service, what to expect.

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How much will it cost me to hire a lawyer?

We charge you nothing up front, and we only get paid if you recover. We offer free consultations as well, so the cost to you is nothing unless we recover for you.

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Do I really have a case?

Let our lawyers analyze the strengths of your personal injury claim with you. We offer free consultations, where our lawyers will meet with you and discuss the aspects of your case and the law. Don't risk losing out on money you deserve, let us discuss your case with you.

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