Personal Injury Q & A
Answers from Law Office of Scott Righthand, P.C.
In this section, we have compiled answers to some of the most commonly
asked questions regarding injuries and compensation. Of course, if you
find that you are still seeking answers after reading through this information,
you should consult an experienced San Francisco injury attorney from the
Law Office of Scott Righthand, P.C.
How long will my case take?
Each case is different, and depending on the individuals involved, the
type of injuries you sustained, and other details of your case, the total
amount of time can vary drastically. Often a case cannot resolve until
your injuries have been identified and your condition stabilized. A simple
fracture case where injuries have improved may settle more quickly than
catastrophic injury cases that require extensive litigation and expertise.
Working with an attorney can give you a better idea of how long your specific
case may take.
Will I receive compensation?
We do not accept cases that we do not think we can win. Case value is something
that differs depending upon both liability and injury features of each
case. There is no set formula in this business. When you work with our
firm, we will immediately take action to determine what your case may
be worth and how much compensation may be available to you for your injuries
and suffering. Each case is unique, but with the right attorney on your
side, you may be able to obtain monetary compensation.
Who is at fault for my injuries?
Determining fault is a big undertaking, but at the Law Office of Scott
Righthand, P.C., we are confident in our ability to aggressively pursue
justice and ensure that the wrongful party is held accountable for your
injuries. We will work with you, interview witnesses, and scrutinize police
reports and insurance findings to help determine who is at fault. There
are many occasions where it is necessary to retain experts to evaluate
fault. Remember, even if the police report may assign blame to you, that
decision may not be correct. Furthermore, the officer's opinion may
not be admissible as evidence in your case if it goes to trial.
Will I need to go to court?
Many personal injury cases are settled before they ever enter a courtroom;
however, if your case does go to trial, the Law Office of Scott Righthand,
P.C. will aggressively assert and protect your rights. We want to ensure
that your case resolves, either by settlement or after trial that provides
full case value to you and is a fair conclusion. We will not stop until
we have done all we feel we can to obtain just compensation for you.
Is an attorney expensive?
If you work with us through case conclusion, you owe nothing for our services
unless or until we obtain compensation for you. Following an injury, the last thing you may want to think about is paying
high legal fees for an attorney; however, at the Law Office of Scott Righthand,
P.C., we are proud to offer exceptional services on an affordable, contingency-fee
basis. This means that you will not pay us a dime unless we obtain compensation for you.
Do I need to speak to an insurance company?
Never speak to an insurance adjuster without first contacting an attorney!
Most insurance companies are only looking out for their best interests
and are not concerned with your well-being. In order to protect yourself
and your rights, we encourage you to first speak with our firm. Do not
give statements or agree to be recorded without first contacting our office.
What are my rights after an injury?
After sustaining an injury that was caused by another person's negligence
or wrongdoing, you have the right to an attorney and the right to compensation.
The time period within which you may pursue your rights is variable. In
some cases you must file a claim within 6 months of the day of injury.
Some cases have one year statutes of limitations and some have two year
statutes of limitations. Some limitations periods for children are longer
but do not delay contacting us. For many reasons, including the statutes
of limitations, it is imperative to pursue your rights as soon after the
injury as is possible. Contact the Law Office of Scott Righthand, P.C.
to determine the correct limitations period for your case right away.
Do I need an attorney?
Yes! You should never have to face the California legal system alone. The
laws governing injury-causing incidents in the state of California can
be difficult to understand, but with the right attorney, you can potentially
obtain the compensation that you deserve.
Contact Our Firm to Schedule an Appointment
Are you read to move forward with your case? Now is the time to act! At
the Law Office of Scott Righthand, P.C., we are proud to have more than
30 years of legal experience, millions of dollars in compensation recovered
for our clients and numerous recognitions and
accolades that stand as testament of our commitment to our clients. If you have
been injured because of another person's negligence, do not hesitate to
contact a San Francisco personal injury attorney from our team right away and schedule a
free case evaluation today!