Personal Injury FAQ’s

I was seriously injured in an accident and the responsible party’s insurance company is offering me a settlement. Should I take it?

You should not accept any settlement until speaking with a dedicated California personal injury attorney to determine whether the settlement which you are being offered is fair.

Will my personal injury case go to trial?

Most personal injury cases settle out of court. However, it is important to retain an aggressive personal injury lawyer with a proven reputation for going to trial when necessary. Knowing that a personal injury attorney is willing to go to court on behalf of their client makes insurance companies much more likely to offer a fair settlement to them.

What kind of compensation can I receive from my personal injury case?

Under California state law, you can receive damages not only for economic expenses such as medical bills, the cost of ongoing care, lost wages, and diminished earning capacity, but also for non-economic costs including pain and suffering. Your personal injury attorney can explain what compensation you may qualify for based on the specifics of your case.

How do I know if I have a legitimate case or not?

Personal injury cases hinge on demonstrating how the misconduct or carelessness of a defendant contributed to causing the injuries of the plaintiff. Let your California personal injury attorney examine your case and tell you whether you may be entitled to receive compensation for your injuries.

What if I was partially to blame for my injuries? Can I still pursue litigation?

You can still recover damages even if you were partly at fault for causing your injuries; however, the amount of compensation you ultimately receive may be significantly reduced. Schedule an appointment with a skilled personal injury lawyer to see if your own role in causing your injuries may affect the outcome of your case.

What kinds of personal injury cases does Law Offices of William Schott handle?

We handle all kinds of personal injury cases including:

  • slip and fall incidents and other premises liability cases
  • car accidents, truck accidents, and motorcycle accidents
  • product liability cases
  • medical malpractice cases
  • wrongful death litigation
  • workplace accidents involving  workers’ compensation insurance or third party lawsuits
  • any other injurious accident where negligence or misconduct played a role

Schedule a consultation with a savvy personal injury attorney today to get started on pursuing financial justice for you and your family following an injurious accident.

Law Offices of William Schott