FAQ Personal Injury Cases

Frequently Asked Questions About Personal Injury

Explore answers to some of the most typical personal injury case questions below.

  1. Should I call the authorities after an accident? Yes. The police report will be the documentation you will need for your insurance company and for an attorney, that lists how the accident happened as well as witnesses and other details.
  2. I was injured due to a defect in a product, what should I do? You are entitled to full and fair compensation for injuries due to a product that is defective and caused harm. This compensation can help pay for your current and future medical and rehabilitation expenses, and even lost wages if you are unable to work. You should keep the product and call a lawyer immediately to see if you have a case.
  3. My friend's dog bit me, and I have a serious tendon injury that may not fully heal. I don't want to sue him, what should I do? Understand that you will not be suing your friend immediately. Most times we will make a claim against your friend's homeowners' insurance. People purchase homeowners' insurance for this specific reason; to pay when something is damaged or someone is harmed. If you are incurring medical bills, you deserve compensation to help pay for these expenses.
  4. Can I reach a settlement with the other party's insurance company on my own? The short answer is yes, but an insurance company's interests are not always your best interests. It is common that they will want to settle quickly, for a low amount. Do not sign anything without discussing your situation with an attorney who is highly skilled at assessing and representing personal injury cases. Our main goal is to recover the fair damages you need to heal and move on.
  5. I fell on the stairs in my employer's building, do I need an attorney? You most likely will file a workmen's compensation claim for slipping at work, but you may have additional legal options to consider. If you fell because of a third-party's negligence, we can make a third-party claim. Speak with our highly skilled personal injury attorney to know your legal options.
  6. What is the value of my case? A personal injury case's outcome considers many factors, such as:
  • Severity and permanency of injuries
  • Medical treatment needed now and in the future
  • Lost salary and wage-earning capacity
  • Liability of the negligent person

As your lawyer, we can complete a full assessment of your case and offer all legal options that will give you an idea of what your case is worth. You deserve and need financial compensation, and we can offer bold representation to help you attain monetary damages and move past this difficult time. We also represent families if a loved one has died due to a negligent party.

  1. Can I represent myself in a personal injury case? The short answer is yes, but self-representation is not recommended if you hope to receive maximum compensation. Personal injury cases can become extremely complicated. Attorney Christopher Jackson has tried cases in both state and federal courts within Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky. He knows the personal injury laws, the other attorneys involved, the honorable judges, and best of all, he knows how to advocate for maximum compensation. If you are severely injured, you may have great financial burdens as you struggle to pay for medical bills and living expenses over a lifetime. He will fight for just financial compensation, with a compassionate yet aggressive defense.

Get Immediate Medical Attention First, Then Contact Us

Serious injuries may require months of medical attention and rehabilitation. Personal injury lawyer, Christopher Jackson, can develop a bold defense that strives for the most favorable results in your situation. Call us today at 859-261-1111 in Kentucky, 513-861-8000 in Cincinnati or toll-free at 888-811-3247, or send us an email request form to discuss your legal options.

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