Personal Injury

Personal Injury

PersonalInjury2Pursuing a personal injury lawsuit can be complicated and the damages often difficult to measure, which is why you need an experienced personal injury attorney to carefully evaluate your claim. The experienced personal injury team at Schulman & Kissel can work on a contingency basis making sure your case is carefully assessed and that you understand the process every step of the way.

Your personal injury may be categorized as physical and or emotional, and may be caused by an auto, bicycle, motorcycle or boating accident, slip and fall incident on either public or private property,  a work related injury or illness, or by a defective product (products liability). Depending on the nature of your injury, compensation claims for damages typically focus on recovering medical expenses (hospitalization, medication, therapy, etc.), lost wages, and compensation for pain and suffering caused by the accident or illness.

We are also available to represent you if you are facing such a claim.  Even if you have insurance, you may want us to monitor the situation on your behalf, to ensure that your insurance company puts your interest first.

Frequently Asked Questions

What is Personal Injury?

Personal injury can be categorized as physical or emotional damage to you or to a family member caused by any of the following

  1. auto, bicycle, motorcycle or boating accident
  2. slip and fall incident
  3. work related injury or illness
  4. defective product (products liability)

Does My Accident Qualify as a Personal Injury Claim?

If you or a family member has suffered an injury, either physical or emotional, and that injury is someone else’s fault, you will likely have a case for a personal injury claim.

When Should You File a Personal Injury Lawsuit?

You should speak with a personal injury attorney as soon as possible after your injury occurs.  Every state has a statute of limitations that limits the time you have to file a personal injury lawsuit.  Missing the statute of limitations deadline could mean losing your right to legal damages.

How Will a Personal Injury Attorney Help Me?

Dealing with insurance companies can be an overwhelming experience in a personal injury case.  Your attorney will not only help you deal with the insurance companies, but also guide you through the entire process.  Above all, an experienced personal injury attorney will make sure settlement offers are fair or determine if further negotiations are required.