Overcoming Your Concerns And Misconceptions
If you or someone you care about is involved in a personal injury lawsuit due to a serious injury or illness, you may have many questions. The attorneys at O’Malley Tunstall PLLC have compiled some common questions that injury victims and their families have.
What is a deposition?
A deposition involves questioning under oath with all of the attorneys and the parties being present. The answers in a deposition are oral. Under some circumstances, deposition testimony may be used in trial.
What is negligence?
When someone is charged with negligence, it means they failed to act like a reasonable person in that situation. There is no requirement that their actions be intentional. There are many elements that must be present for a person to be found negligent.
What are punitive damages?
Damages awarded to punish the defendant or to serve as an example to deter malicious or intentional misconduct.
What should I do if I’m involved in a car accident?
Document the entire situation, including making daily notes of the effects of your injuries after the accident. Also, report the accident to the proper authorities. Take care in giving any statements to insurance companies and consider consulting an attorney to ensure that you have a balanced investigation of the facts.
Do I need an attorney in a personal injury case?
It may be in your best interest to consult with an attorney. Insurance companies have full-time adjusters and attorneys who investigate and present their side in the light most favorable to their insureds. You need to make sure your case is properly investigated and presented.
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Our lawyers have years of experience handling personal injury claims for victims from Raleigh, North Caroline, to the coast. Your initial consultation is completely free, and you will not pay any attorney fees unless we win your case for you.