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Answers to Frequently Asked Questions... About Serious Injury Claims
Hoey & Farina, P.C.
Personal Injury Lawyers / Wrongful Death Attorneys
Because every accident / personal injury claim is unique, please contact Hoey & Farina at 1-888-425-1212 for your FREE CONSULTATION about your specific rights and remedies.
DO I NEED TO HIRE A PERSONAL INJURY LAWYER?
Railroads and insurance companies employ large legal staffs to protect their interests in defending against personal injury claims and wrongful death claims. These legal staffs have extensive knowledge, which the average person does not, of the many laws, regulations and rules applicable to specific types and locations of accidents, and the parties involved. By hiring Hoey & Farina, you will have your own team of experienced personal injury lawyers, paralegals, legal assistants, and investigators working to obtain a result with your best interests at heart.
WHAT IF I CAN'T AFFORD TO HIRE A LAWYER?
Hoey & Farina represents clients on a contingency fee basis. This means we are paid only after we have obtained a settlement or verdict on your behalf. There are never any upfront costs to you.
WHAT IS MY INJURY CLAIM WORTH?
Many factors will be investigated and taken into consideration throughout the legal process when determining the monetary value of your personal injury claim. These factors can include, but are not limited to:
- Permanent Injury
- Disfiguring Injury
- Life Altering Injury (Brain Damage, Spinal Cord Injury, Amputation, Etc.)
- Temporary Or Permanent Disability
- Medical Bills
- Future Medical Bills
- Lost Wages From Work
- Future Lost Wages From Work
- Percentage Of Fault / Negligence Of All Responsible Persons Or Companies
WHO CAN I SUE FOR MY SERIOUS INJURY?
Accidents resulting in serious injuries or wrongful death need to be immediately investigated to determine who or what was at fault. For example, if you were hit by a truck: Who owned or subleased the truck? Who was responsible for truck maintenance? And, with regards to your vehicle: Did your airbag properly deploy? Did your car withstand impact the way the manufacture intended? An investigation will determine all of the responsible parties who can be held liable under the law for your serious injury.
DO I HAVE TO GO TO COURT?
The thought of having to "go to court" may be intimidating. We will attempt to settle your personal injury claim; however, we will also be prepared, if necessary, to go to trial in order to obtain the very best result for you. Throughout the entire process, members of Hoey & Farina's experienced and compassionate staff will be there for you.
HOW LONG WILL MY CASE TAKE?
Having all aspects of what caused your serious injury will help prove your claim and may result in a faster settlement. Important documents include, but are not limited to:
- Police Report
- Personal Injury Report
- Medical Records And Medical Bills
- Employment Record and Tax Form
- Auto Repair Receipt
- Defective Product Receipt
CAN HOEY & FARINA HELP ME FIND A GOOD DOCTOR FOR MY MEDICAL CARE?
Hoey & Farina has excellent medical referrals / resources to help insure you are receiving the best medical care possible.
CAN HOEY & FARINA HELP ME PAY MY MEDICAL BILLS?
Hoey & Farina can provide you with assistance with your medical bills by contacting your doctors to request they accept payment after your personal injury claim is resolved. And, your personal injury claim settles, we can attempt to have the medical lien holders reduce the amounts owed on your medical bills.
CAN HOEY & FARINA HELP ME WITH MY DAMAGED CAR AND THE INSURANCE COMPANY?
Hoey & Farina can provide assistance contacting insurance companies to help quickly resolve any property damage claim involving your vehicle.
If you have suffered a serious injury, or the wrongful death of a family member, call a Chicago personal injury lawyer / Illinois wrongful death attorney at Hoey & Farina at 1-888-425-1212, or complete this form, for your FREE CONSULTATION. Hoey & Farina represents clients throughout the United States.