Personal injury law encompasses a broad range of different legal issues. Personal injuries can arise as a result of an almost endless variety of accidents occurring in a wide assortment of situations, instances and locations. The following includes a list of typical questions regarding personal injury cases, as well as answers provided by our South Carolina personal injury attorneys.
Q: Will I have to go to court to resolve my personal injury claim?
A: With the right attorney you might not have to go to court to resolve your personal injury claim. Personal injury claims can often be resolved through negotiations with both insurers and the liable party to avoid the court system altogether. However, court proceedings may be necessary to make sure you receive the compensation and damages you deserve. Regardless, our attorneys can walk you through each step of the process.
Q: How much will it cost for the the Anastopoulo Law Firm attorneys to evaluate my case?
A: Anastopoulo Law Firm provides free case evaluation services so we can quickly commence your personal injury claim or action. We can perform a case evaluation in person at our offices, or you can use our online case evaluation service to submit necessary and relevant background information about your personal injury. The case evaluation is free of charge.
Q: Why do I need a personal injury attorney if I have insurance coverage?
A: Even with insurance coverage, your claim(s) will not automatically be accepted. Our attorneys are prepared to perform the necessary investigation and research to prove that you’re eligible for the benefits you paid for. We can provide a strong case presented to support your claim and is within the parameters of your insurance coverage so the insurer has no reason to deny your claim for coverage and compensation.
Q: Who can be held liable for my personal injury?
Any person who was responsible for the accident or other act, either solely or in part, can be found liable for the resulting injuries. Even those not directly causing your injury can be held liable for an injury sustained on their premises or injuries caused by the personal property that they own. For example, the owner of a dog whose attack caused your personal injury can be held liable for the resulting injury.
Q: Which parties can be held responsible for providing financial compensation for my medical bills and other expenses incurred because of my injury?
A: First, if you have insurance coverage, you can submit a claim to receive compensation for your resulting medical expenses. However, insurance companies are notorious for denying insurance claims even when clearly warranted. Having an attorney on your side helps so your insurance company does not unjustly avoid offering compensation. Second, the party liable for your injury could be potentially held responsible for your injury. However, a lawsuit must be brought in court, so that a legal determination can be made regarding the actual liability of the accused party.