Personal Injury FAQ
After suffering from an accident, it’s normal to be overwhelmed. You may be facing medical bills and you’re unsure when you’ll be able to work again. You need an attorney who will analyze your case and fight for the best possible solution. Rehmeyer & Allatt Attorneys at Law has worked with clients throughout Pennsylvania when they needed it most. We are here to answer any questions you may have and help you get back on your feet. To schedule a free initial consultation, call our office in State College at 814-343-0453 or contact us online today.
Q: What sort of compensation am I entitled to?
A: Depending on your case, you may be awarded both economic and noneconomic damages. Economic compensation can cover your medical expenses and lost wages. This includes any doctor’s visit or rehabilitation you had to go to as a result of your injury. Noneconomic damages are awarded for your pain and suffering, whether psychological or emotional.
Q: How long do I have to file a claim?
A: The statute of limitations on most cases is two years from the date of the accident. While this may seem like a long time, it can go by in the blink of an eye. It’s important to talk to an attorney as soon as possible in order to fight for your rights.
Q: What if I am partially responsible for my accident?
A: We are a comparative fault state. This means that you can still be entitled to compensation as long as you are not more at fault than the defendant. This is why it is necessary to have an experienced attorney; we can build the strongest case possible in your defense.
Q: Will I have to go to court?
A: When initiating litigation, there is always a chance that you can go to court. We will do our best to work through your case as quickly and efficiently as possible. While the goal is to reach a settlement, we are not afraid to defend your rights in the courtroom.
Q: Do I need a lawyer?
A: It is always in your best interest to talk to a knowledgeable personal injury attorney as soon as you can. While you can handle this case alone, it is not in your best interest. Insurance companies are notorious for offering the lowest settlement in order to close a case. If you don’t have proper representation, you run the risk of getting less than you deserve.