1Q. To win your case, your attorney must prove the extent to which you have been harmed.
2Q. Most personal injury cases go to trial.
2A. False. Most personal injury cases do not go to trial.
3Q. You should tell your family members and friends about your case. This way, if they're contacted by an insurance company, their version of events will be the same as yours.
3A. False. You should speak only to your attorney about your case.
4Q. Last year, your sister was in a car accident similar to your accident. Her case was settled for $5,000, so your case will probably be settled for about the same amount.
4A. False. Each case is different. Therefore, it is impossible to determine how much your case is worth based on the settlement of another case.
5Q. You should settle your case as quickly as possible.
5A. False. You should finish treatment for your injuries before settling your case.
6Q. The statute of limitations dictates limits on the settlement value of a personal injury case.
6A. False. The statute of limitations dictates how long you have to file a lawsuit.
7Q. You should take as many days off of work as your company will allow.
7A. False. You should take as many days off as your doctor instructs you to take, and you should go back to work when your doctor tells you that it is okay to do so.
8Q. Your attorney's paralegal and secretary are part of your legal team. In fact, their legal advice is just as good as your attorney's advice.
8A. False. Although your attorney's secretary and paralegal are part of your legal team, they cannot give legal advice.