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Personal Injury FAQ

Get Answers from a Redlands Personal Injury Lawyer

Any serious accident could cause confusion and uncertainty in a victim. You know you need medical treatment, but you're concerned about whether or not you'll receive the compensation you need to pay for it. Who do you turn to for help? How can you obtain maximum compensation for your accident? At the Law Office of Gary D. Baughman, APC, I understand that there are countless questions running through your head that need answers and I'm here to help.

In order to get the answers you need, it is important that you consult with an experienced and attorney as soon as possible. The Law Office of Gary D. Baughman, APC has been in practice since 1981 - more than 30 years. During that time, I have been highly recognized by my clients and by my peers, as well. As a court-appointed arbitrator, I have proven my ability to determine what amount of compensation is fair in any case. I am also a judge pro tem, which is a position only the most knowledgeable and respected attorneys can fill. Each of these facts shows my detailed understanding and competent skill in personal injury law. If you have questions regarding your case, my firm has the answers. Call today!

How much is my personal injury case worth?

There are numerous factors that must be weighed in order to determine the worth of a case. Even so, an exact number cannot always be determined. The court ultimately decides the amount of compensation you will receive, but an excellent personal injury lawyer will be able to aggressively and persuasively argue your case. In order to determine the worth of your case, the court may require doctors' notes, medical bills, detailed records of gas mileage, and more, so make sure you have the advice and guidance of a lawyer on your side.

How soon should I report my accident?

Immediately. Although you have up to 2 years to file your personal injury claim under the California Statute of Limitations, waiting to do so can only damage your chances of winning the highest payout. The sooner you get legal help and file your claim, the stronger your evidence will be regarding liability and the seriousness of your injury. So, if you have been injured in an accident, report the incident right away and consult with a lawyer to ensure that you keep the necessary records for maximum compensation.

Do I have to take my case to court?

Not necessarily. It may be possible for you to obtain adequate compensation through negotiation or mediation with your insurance or the insurance of the liable party. However, insurance companies can be stingy and withhold proper payment for your expenses. A personal injury attorney will have the knowledge and the aggression to negotiate your compensation and, if not, could take your case to court and present a strong case.

What kinds of accidents can I get compensated for?

You can obtain compensation for almost any kind of accident as long as you can prove a third party or multiple parties liable for the damage. Car accidents, drunk driving accidents, and slip and fall accidents are common cases, often resulting in catastrophic injury. A personal injury attorney could help you determine a liable party and get the payment you deserve, so call my firm right away.

Do I need to hire a personal injury attorney?

Although it is technically possible to represent yourself in court, you will not have the knowledge and experience that a personal injury lawyer will have. Self-representation often results in less than maximum compensation for the injury victim, which is why it is important to hire an experienced attorney right away if you've suffered personal injury in an accident of any kind. Call the Law Office of Gary D. Baughman, APC today if you need advice or representation for a personal injury case.