Frequently Asked Questions
Personal Injury FAQ: Answers to Common Questions
How do I know what I should get in a settlement?
When an individual suffers an injury through a negligent, reckless or dangerous act of another person or corporation, they have the right to seek compensation for damages. Determining what should be included in the claim and what the settlement should be requires the skilled assistance of a Temecula personal injury lawyer from Pacific Attorney Group. Our legal team has an extensive history in achieving good results for our clients, and evaluating your injury case is the first step in the process. We offer a free case evaluation to assist you in resolving your personal injury case.
Why do I need a lawyer?
As many insurance companies have procedures in place to reduce claim amounts, you could end up with much less in compensation than you would if you had an attorney. It is well-established that those who have an attorney usually get a much higher settlement, as a professional firm with an understanding of the process, types of damages that could be claimed, and how to manage the case can hold firm on demands for fair compensation.
Will I be compensated for pain and suffering?
In order to file a claim, there must be damages. One of the more common damages that is part of a personal injury claim is pain and suffering. Get your case evaluated as soon as possible after the injury.
Should I allow the insurance company access to my medical records?
Never provide medical records without first getting an attorney. Our legal team can provide the information to the insurance company, and may or may not provide all the information. How this part of the case is managed is very important to the outcome of the case.
What if the person injured in an accident dies from the injuries?
Close family members have the right under law to file a wrongful death claim and seek compensation for the tragic loss of their loved one. There is a statute of limitations in California that requires that these claims are filed within a certain window of time. It is important that you act quickly.
What types of personal injury cases does the firm take?
Our legal team assists clients in all types of personal injury cases, including motor vehicle accidents (such as car accidents, motorcycle accidents, trucking accidents, bicycle accidents and pedestrian accidents), nursing home abuse & neglect, workplace accidents, and defective products. We are also able to help clients who are dealing with a case pertaining to medical malpractice, defective drugs, and cases involving mesothelioma caused by toxic exposure and poisoning.