Personal Injury FAQs

You have questions, and A. Lewis Ward & Associates can provide you with answers.

Q:  How much is my claim worth?

A:  The value of your personal injury claim will be dependent primarily on the following:

  • The diagnosis of a physician
  • The seriousness of your injury and the injury’s effect on you
  • Medical charges incurred
  • Time missed from work and wage rate
  • Whether you will suffer any future restrictions, pain and suffering, medical costs, loss of income, etc.
  • Your age

Q:  How much money will I get to put in my pocket?

A:  The costs of making your case are affected by the items below; A. Lewis Ward will be efficient and maximize your settlement:

  • The charges of health care providers involved
  • If you do not have insurance, the amount owed under letters of protection to healthcare providers
  • Whether a lawsuit is filed
  • The number and duration of depositions (if a suit is filed)
  • The type and number of expert witnesses necessary (if a suit is filed)

Q:  How long will it take to prosecute my claim?

A:  Generally, within two months after the primary term of medical care is completed, your claim can be evaluated and negotiated. At that point, you may choose to accept the at-fault party’s offer or reject it and file a lawsuit (if suit hasn’t been filed already).

Q:  Should I give a recorded statement?

A:  NO! It’s not wise to give a recorded statement because most people are not familiar with the legal implications of specific statements made.