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FAQ: Do I need a personal injury lawyer?

A Bentonville personal injury lawyer from Harrelson Law Firm may be able to help you receive compensation for injuries or lost wages from an accident that wasn’t your fault. Accidents occur frequently and may result in physical or emotional injury, leading to high medical bills and lost wages. If you believe you could be entitled to compensation for personal injury than you may want to hire an attorney that can handle the legal aspects.

FAQ: What kind of accidents are considered personal injury cases?

A Bentonville personal injury lawyer would explain that people are eligible for fair compensation when someone else’s negligence caused them harm. The most common personal injury cases include:

  •       Car accident cases
  •       Slip and fall cases
  •       Medical malpractice
  •       Dog bite cases
  •       Intentional assault or battery

No matter what type of injury you suffered, consulting with a personal injury lawyer in Bentonville, AR may help your case.

FAQ: What is negligence?

A Bentonville personal injury lawyer may say that negligence is the failure to use reasonable care, resulting in damage or injury to another. To have an effective personal injury claim, the victim must have been injured from the negligence of another individual.

FAQ: What factors should I consider before making an injury claim?

The first thing to consider before filing an injury claim is making sure that the nature and extent of your injuries warrant the need for a lawsuit. Obviously, minor injuries are not worth the hassle, stress and money. However, if the injuries and lost wages acquired are a substantial amount, then hiring a Bentonville personal injury lawyer may help you receive a larger compensation than what the insurance companies would offer.

FAQ: How do you determine the value of my claim?

Determining the value of a claim is based on a consideration of the totality of circumstances. It is considering medical bills, damages done to a vehicle, lost wages, and physical or emotional damages. The entirety of the injuries may determine how much the claim will be valued at.

FAQ: Will the person who caused my injury be punished?

Typically, the person who caused the injuries is not punished. Personal injury cases are considered civil action cases and defendants do not receive jail time or criminal fines as punishment for their negligence. However, a “punitive damage” sentence could be given. This sentence is designed to punish defendants who have behaved recklessly or intentionally against the public’s interest. It is used in  hope that is may deter others from engaging in the same kind of harmful behavior. A common example of ordering punitive damage is when a person is injured by a drunk driver.

FAQ: Can I receive a free consultation?

At Harrelson Law Firm, we encourage you to contact our office to receive a free consultation from one of our highly skilled and experienced lawyers. If you suffered from an automobile accident, a fall, a medical mistake, or another type of accident, get the help from a Bentonville personal injury lawyer residents can trust, and contact us at (501) 374-2210.