Frequently Asked Questions About Personal Injury
Below, we have provided answers to common questions clients ask us at their initial consultations. Please contact us for questions related to your individual situation.
What is my case worth and what damages am I entitled to?
Damages are determined by several elements, including:
- The extent of your injuries
- The medical treatment needed now and in the future
- The amount of lost wages due to your injury
- Your wage-earning capacity
You may also be able to recover general damages and punitive damages. It is essential you speak with a skilled personal injury attorney about your case. Attorney Bennett is highly experienced in negotiating and trying personal injury cases.
How long will my case take?
The extent and length of a case will be determined by the nature and extent of your injuries. Litigation can take a long time, but the results may be worth it to cover bills and replace lost income.
Never settle a case before knowing the full extent of your injuries. Injuries can worsen, and you may need expensive treatment such as surgery.
Take time to recover while we get a full assessment of the medical treatment and compensation you need. We know how the legal system works and can secure experts to determine the complexity of your injuries. From there, we can determine the best course of action for you.
What if the insurance company says I don’t need a lawyer?
While an insurance representative or adjuster may provide legal advice, their interests are not your interests. While insurance companies are looking to turn a profit by offering low settlements, the Law Offices of Reed S. Bennett is looking to fight for the coverage your insurance company should be paying you.
Will my case go to trial?
Our philosophy is to negotiate first in attempt to settle a case out of court. This is preferable whenever possible, as it is usually a shorter and less stressful process.
However, if the other side is trying to undervalue your case, we will go to trial to defend your rights. Going to court becomes a preferable option when an insurance company offers a low settlement than you deserve and will not budge on their offer. Your health and future finances are on the line so we will fight for you until we secure a favorable outcome.
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At the Law Offices of Reed S. Bennett, you are never a number. We see you as a friend, and we deeply want to help.
Our clientele spans Gulfport, the surrounding counties of Mississippi and parts of Louisiana.