Answers To Common Questions About Personal Injury Claims
Keeton Law Firm, PLLC, welcomes inquiries from people who have suffered serious injuries in car accidents and other types of accidents. Bring your own questions to our attention in a free initial consultation. We are ready to discuss your concerns such as the following:
What should I do after I get into an auto accident?
Always seek emergency medical attention for any injured drivers, passengers or pedestrians first of all. Give brief, accurate information to the police but do not discuss fault or make statements about the causes of the accident without an attorney’s counsel. Contact a personal injury lawyer as soon as possible. Stay in close contact with the law firm that you work with.
What if I can’t afford an attorney?
The vast majority of personal injury cases are handled on a contingency basis. This means you should not owe attorneys’ fees until the conclusion of your case when your settlement or verdict is paid out. When Keeton Law Firm, PLLC, represents you, you will not owe us legal fees if we do not succeed at recovering compensation for you.
What if I can’t afford medical care?
Many doctors will work with injured patients on a “pay later” basis. This is especially true when the injured person works with a lawyer whom the doctors trust. When lawyers of our law firm agree to take your case, it means they believe your case has merit. The firm can recommend health care providers who will care for you while you wait for your case’s financial conclusion.
I am a construction worker who was injured by a delivery vehicle at my work site. Is this a workers’ compensation case?
If the delivery driver or company is not in a division of your employer, you may be able to file a third-party liability claim against that negligent trucker or dispatcher. You may also file a workers’ compensation claim through your employer’s insurer. Keeton Law Firm, PLLC can walk through every element of your case and let you know if you’re able to file a third-party personal injury claim for your work injury.
How long do I have after my accident to file a claim?
The statute of limitations in Tennessee for injury claims is generally one year. This time can go by quickly, so it is very important to get a personal injury lawyer on your case as soon as you can.