If you’ve been the victim of an accident that resulted in temporary or permanent injury, you may need to file a lawsuit if you’ve been denied financial compensation. An attorney can help determine whether you have grounds to file a suit for personal injury in Iowa City, IA. The Tom Riley Law Firm handles personal injury lawsuits in Iowa City IA. You can find answers to frequently asked questions about personal injury lawsuits at TRLF.com. The answers to these questions can help you determine if you want to pursue legal action. You can also schedule an initial consultation online with the firm.
An initial consultation with an attorney is provided to you free of charge. If you decide to go ahead and file a suit, your attorneys receive a percentage of your settlement. Since there are time limits on when you can file suit for personal injury in Iowa City IA, you’ll want to take action quickly. You’ll want to bring as much information about your accident as possible to your initial consultation. Your attorneys will need to know if there were any witnesses to the accident. If you have the names of corroborating witnesses and medical records from a licensed physician, this can help your case. The nature of some personal injuries and their long-term effects, such as mild traumatic brain injuries, can be difficult to ascertain and prove.
During your initial consultation, your attorneys will determine whether it’s appropriate to file a lawsuit. For example, injuries that occur on the job are typically covered under your employer’s workmen’s compensation insurance. It may be appropriate to seek legal action in these situations if the workmen’s compensation does not cover the extent of your injury or the employer is attempting to disprove the severity and extent of your injury. You may want to schedule an initial consultation to make sure that your employer and its insurance carrier is handling your workmen’s compensation case appropriately.
Personal injury can result in both short-term and long-term disabilities. You may not even be aware of all of the effects of your injury until weeks or months after the accident. Consulting with an attorney as soon as possible after your accident can help make sure you receive all the financial compensation you will need. If you’ve sustained a personal injury, don’t hesitate to schedule an initial consultation.