Resuming FAQs about Personal Injury Cases and Compensation (Pt. 1), below are some more answers to frequently asked questions about personal injury cases.

Q – How long does it take to resolve personal injury cases?

The more complicated personal injury cases are, the longer they can take to resolve. Here’s some more important info about personal injury cases.

The more complicated personal injury cases are, the longer they can take to resolve. Here’s some more important info about personal injury cases.

A – We cannot answer this question specifically without knowing the facts of a particular case. This is because the facts of a case will make it more or less complicated, and this can, in turn, impact how long it takes to resolve that case.

While you can, of course, get a more specific answer regarding your case by contacting Gradisar, Trechter, Ripperger & Roth, you should also be aware of the facts that:

  • Personal injury cases are not usually wrapped up quickly, as it can take weeks, months or even longer to resolve these cases.
  • The more complex a case is, the longer it will likely take to resolve.
  • The more motivated you are to resolve your case quickly, the more likely it will be that you may end up getting less than the full amount of compensation to which you are entitled (this can be, for instance, due to the fact that you may end up accepting a lower settlement than you deserve).

Q – What is the value of my case?

A – As with the duration of a case, the value of it will vary from case to case, with the specific details of the case being critical to evaluating it. In general, the following are just a few of the factors that can impact the value of personal injury cases:

  • How severely the plaintiff was injured
  • The type of ongoing medical treatment the plaintiff may need to treat his personal injuries
  • Whether the injuries in question have resulted in lost wages (or an inability to work for the long-term), irreversible physical damage and/or impacts to the plaintiff’s quality of life
  • Whether the plaintiff may have been partially at fault for causing the incident or accident
  • Whether the defendant may have a history of similar negligent behavior.

Keep in mind that you can readily obtain some more specific info about what your personal injury case may be worth by contacting the Pueblo personal injury attorneys at Gradisar, Trechter, Ripperger & Roth.

Q – I’ve been offered a settlement. Is it better for me to just accept it?

A – Not without first talking to an experienced attorney. When settlement offers in personal injury cases are made, they should include awards that will sufficiently compensate injured people for their ongoing medical needs, as well as any lost income they may suffer in the future. Additionally, other important issues may need to be taken into consideration, such as whether a person’s condition is expected to substantially deteriorate in the future (which could end up increasing a person’s future medical needs).

Therefore, if you’ve been offered a settlement in your case, make sure that you meet with a trusted lawyer to thoroughly review the offer before you sign anything. A lawyer can advise you regarding whether it’s in your best interests to accept an offer, make a counteroffer, etc.

For some final answers about personal injury cases, check out the upcoming conclusion to this blog series.

Trinidad and Pueblo Personal Injury Attorneys at Gradisar, Trechter, Ripperger & Roth

Have you suffered a personal injury due to someone else’s negligence? If so, the Trinidad and Pueblo personal injury attorneys at Gradisar, Trechter, Ripperger & Roth are here for you. To learn more about our superior legal services and how we can assist you, contact us by calling (719) 566- 8844 or by emailing us using the contact form on this page.

From our offices based in Pueblo, we represent clients in Trinidad, La Jara, Lamar, Walsenburg, Alamosa and throughout the state of Colorado.

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