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Answers to Common Questions About Personal Injury Claims

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For answers specific to your case, contact Cohen & Cohen, P.C. to meet with a DC personal injury attorney at no charge. One of our personal injury attorneys would be happy to review your case.

A personal injury attorney in DC from Cohen & Cohen, P.C. can protect your legal right to recover damages from an accident caused by someone else. The negligent party should be held responsible for reimbursement of your costs.

You may have questions about personal injury claims. The following are responses to common questions that a DC personal injury attorney is often asked.

Why if I have already begun the claims process? Do I still need an attorney?

Not everyone needs a personal injury attorney. However, for many victims who are dealing with serious injuries, handling the complex and stressful process of filing a claim is overwhelming. In addition, when the insurance company refuses to offer a fair settlement, it is often necessary to take them to court. A Cohen & Cohen, P.C. attorney may automatically prepare for a lawsuit even before the settlement process is complete. This avoids a delay in preparing for court. Another advantage is that because our attorneys are prepared to file a lawsuit, the insurance company may be motivated to offer a fair settlement to avoid going to court. With a DC personal injury attorney from Cohen & Cohen, P.C. by your side, you’re more protected than being on your own.

What costs or damages can I recover from my personal injury accident?

Potentially, any accident-related costs are eligible for reimbursement. This includes past, current, and future treatments and medications. Recoverable damages vary case by case. A DC personal injury attorney from Cohen & Cohen, P.C. can review your situation and give you an idea of damages you are likely eligible to receive.

What is considered negligence?

When someone (or a company) does not take reasonable care to avoid hurting someone, they can be considered to be acting negligently. Examples include:

  • A company can be negligent by manufacturing a harmful product.
  • A driver can be negligent by operating their vehicle in a reckless manner and harming someone as a result.
  • A doctor can be negligent by not treating someone in a manner that is expected of a medical professional under those circumstances.
  • A property owner can be negligent by not fixing a dangerous situation that could cause harm to pedestrians.

Can I sue a government for liability?

Yes, you can. In addition to being able to litigate against a government entity for their negligence, you can also sue one or more of their employees if they acted negligently. The attorneys of Cohen & Cohen, P.C. have experience holding government entities accountable for their actions.

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