After suffering a personal injury, you may have a lot of questions regarding your rights, whether you are entitled to compensation and how to go about holding potentially negligent parties legally responsible for their actions. The following personal injury lawsuit FAQs can provide you with some answers to these questions.
What is negligence and how do I know if I’ve been the victim of it?
Negligence generally refers to the failure to act with the level of care that a reasonable person would exercise in the same conditions and circumstances. In the area of personal injury law, negligence is unreasonable behavior that puts others at risk of harm or injury. When a person, corporation or other entity has been negligent and this negligence has somehow contributed to another person’s injuries, the injured person will likely be entitled to compensation.
Because it’s not always obvious when negligence was involved in causing an accident or injury, it’s important that injured people consult with an experienced personal injury lawyer who can assess their case and determine whether negligence was involved.
How long will my lawsuit take?
The length of time that is needed to resolve a personal injury lawsuit will depend on a number of factors, some of which include:
- The specific type of injury sustained by the plaintiff
- Whether there is one or multiple plaintiffs in the case
- Whether there are multiple defendants
- The complexity of the case
- Whether an appropriate settlement can be reached before going to trial.
In general, however, personal injury lawsuits can take months – or, in the more complicated cases, years – to resolve.
For more FAQs on personal injury lawsuits, check out Part 2 of this blog.
Contacting the Boulder County Personal Injury Lawyers at the Cederberg Law Firm
If you or a loved one has been injured in an accident that may have been caused by another person’s negligence or recklessness, contact the Boulder County personal injury lawyers at the Cederberg Law Firm by calling us at 303-499-0449 or emailing us using the form at the left-hand side of the screen.
For more than 35 years, our esteemed legal professionals have been successful at securing results and compensation for people who have been seriously injured in various types of accidents, including car accidents, motorcycle accidents, truck accidents, etc. Having handled countless cases, our attorneys have a deep understanding of the law, as well as the legal experience you need, and we can fiercely defend your rights in any legal setting. While we are aggressive litigators in court, we are also skilled negotiators outside of court. This makes our trusted lawyers a formidable force that will not back down until you secure the maximum possible compensation for your injuries, expenses and losses.
At the Cederberg Law Firm P.C., you will not be handed off to a paralegal or assistant. You will receive personal attention and professional service from an experienced lawyer who cares about you and who is dedicated to providing you with superior legal services at every stage of your case. In addition to offering free initial consults and contingency fee options, our lawyers make hospital visits to ensure that you have access to the legal support you need – whenever you need it.