Personal Injury FAQ

What is a personal injury case?

If you have been injured in an accident caused by another person's negligence, or if you have been hurt on the job no matter what the cause, you may be entitled to compensation for your losses.

How do I know if I have a case?

You do have legal rights if you have been injured in an accident. The attorneys at Goldberg & Weigand, LLP, have over 50 years of combined experience handling personal injury cases and can help you understand your rights, deal with the insurance companies and support you through every step of your case through resolution, so you can focus on healing from your injuries.

What if I can't afford an attorney?

There is never a charge for an initial consultation with one of our attorneys. In fact, at Goldberg & Weigand, LLP, there is never a fee for our services until we successfully resolve your case and get you compensation for your injuries.

What if I cannot get to your office to meet with you?

The attorneys at the law firm of Goldberg & Weigand, LLP, are available to take your calls 24 hours a day, seven days a week. We will meet with you at a time and place that is convenient to you, whether it be at your home, the hospital or at one of our three convenient office locations.

How long will it take to settle my case?

There is no easy answer to this question, but there are several important factors to consider, including (1) the insurance company involved, (2) the nature of your injuries and (3) your ongoing discussions with your accident attorney about the course of action your case will take.

Do I have to call a personal injury attorney right away after I've been injured?

In most cases, there is a strict statute of limitations for pursuing compensation through the legal system. Because these statutes can be affected by different factors, it is best to call an experienced personal injury attorney who can explain your legal rights in your specific case and preserve your ability to pursue a claim.

Why do I need a lawyer?

Dealing with insurance companies and claims can be very difficult even at the best of times. With the help of an experienced lawyer, you will have a powerful advocate who will handle all aspects of your claim, and who will negotiate aggressively with the insurance adjusters on your behalf. In fact, statistically speaking, individuals who retain the services of a knowledgeable attorney often receive more compensation than injured people who don't.

Which legal areas can you help me with?

Your attorney at the law firm of Goldberg & Weigand, LLP, can provide you with legal representation and counsel if you have a case involving any of the following areas:

  • Car accident
  • Truck accident
  • Motorcycle accident
  • Slip and fall
  • Wrongful death
  • Pedestrian accident
  • Workers' comp
  • Medical malpractice
  • Dog bites
  • Bicycle accident

Should I keep track of my medical expenses?

It is always a good idea to ensure that you know exactly how much you have spent in medical care related to your accident injury. When it comes time to recover compensation from the insurance company, having more information is always better. It is important to keep your attorney informed of any and all medical treatment you seek for your injuries from the accident, including the names of treating physicians, chiropractors, physical therapists, etc. Knowing the value of your post-accident medical care is an important factor in determining how much compensation your attorney will request on your behalf.

How much compensation will I get?

Every case is different. When you meet with us, we will fully evaluate your case to determine what we can do to help you. Of course, our ultimate goal as personal injury lawyers is to get you the maximum compensation for your injuries so that you are fully and completely satisfied.

Will I be able to recover compensation for my damaged property?

Yes, many times you can be eligible to obtain monetary compensation for your damaged car or other vehicle. With the help of an attorney, you could be able to get compensation for your injuries, your medical bills, your lost wages and your property damage, depending on the circumstances of your particular case.

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