Frequently Asked Questions
FAQ: Personal Injury Cases in the Bronx
How much could I expect in a settlement after a car accident?
Settlements vary widely in value, based upon all the damages suffered by the victim. Some have suffered serious or catastrophic injuries and the settlement could reach into the millions of dollars. This is only fair when an individual will never enjoy the quality of life they had before the accident. Other cases may require months of treatment and the inability to function at work, and all the economic and non-economic damages must be addressed in their claim. At The Felicetti Law Firm we advise that you get your personal injury case evaluated as early as possible after the injury, as when seeking compensation, we must have the case documented with supporting evidence. We will carefully manage every detail of the case from the outset; this allows our clients to focus on their health while we take on the insurance company.
How long will it take to get a settlement?
This can vary from a few months to much longer when the claim or lawsuit must be taken to court to get our clients’ case resolved. Our careful case preparation can lead to an earlier resolution, but we can advise you what we expect when you contact a Bronx personal injury lawyer from our firm. The first step is to get a free evaluation and determine what types of damages were suffered, and to preserve all the supporting evidence for your claim.
What if the insurance company offers me a settlement?
Never accept a settlement from an insurance company without first getting legal advice about your case. The usual routine is to offer the injured a settlement as early as possible, before they get an attorney. Insurance companies are aware that those who have legal representation recover far higher settlements, and they try to move quickly before you have representation. Many people have regretted accepting a settlement directly, as later they find out they could have gotten a much higher award.
How much does your firm charge?
Personal injury cases are almost always taken on a contingency basis; if we don’t win, you don’t owe us anything. When we successfully recover compensation for you in your case, we take a fair percentage of the award for our legal fees. This allows the injured and their families to have a high quality attorney without any outlay of cash.
What types of cases does your firm represent?
We assist our clients in all types of personal injury cases, including car accidents, car accident injuries, rear-end accident, head-on accident, texting while driving, drunk driving accident, motorcycle accidents, uninsured motorist, motorcycle accident injuries, truck accidents, 18 wheeler accident, tired driver, wrongful death, birth injuries, burn injuries, construction accidents, negligence, dangerous drugs, medical malpractice, premises liability, dog bites, slip & fall, nursing home abuse, and workers compensation cases involving serious injury.
Contact a Bronx personal injury lawyer from our firm to get your questions about your case answered by a legal professional.