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Personal Injury FAQ

People often think they know everything that they need to know about personal injury law and lawyers. And likely, they think – perhaps even you may think – they may never need to call one. However, no one can predict when they’ll need the help of a personal injury attorney.

At Jackson & Associates Law Firm, LLC, we’re dedicated to offering each of our clients in Maryland, Virginia and Washington, D.C., with compassion and care in the face of injuries. Our attorneys have a reputation for strength and toughness that often leads to results. But what clients love most about us is how we listen and provide them with answers to questions like:

What constitutes a personal injury claim?

A personal injury claim is any pursuit of compensation for an injury you suffered due to negligence. Negligence can come in many forms, from drunk driving to speeding to puddles on the floor of a grocery store. The key – however – is that your injuries were caused by someone else. And that person should be held responsible.

How long do I have to file a personal injury lawsuit?

In Maryland, you have three years to file a personal injury lawsuit. Three years is considered ample time to receive treatment and realize that you need additional compensation. However, that time moves much faster than you may anticipate, as you’re struggling with recovery and medical bills.

What can I be compensated for in a personal injury case?

You can be compensated for several types of costs you may incur in the course of recovering from an injury, including:

  • Lost wages
  • Hospital bills
  • Transportation costs
  • Rehab costs
  • Mobility accommodations

You may even have the possibility of recovering “noneconomic” damages, such as pain and suffering.

Do I need a lawyer for a personal injury claim?

While it is not necessary to have a lawyer to begin the personal injury claim process, having a lawyer is a major benefit. As personal injury attorneys, we have insight into the system ahead of you. Our experience also helps us know and plan for the tactics used against our clients that prevent victims from recovering full and fair compensation.

What is a contingency fee?

A contingency fee is how many personal injury attorneys take their fees from pursuing your case. It is a fee paid out of the lump-sum settlement or judgment you receive. This means you do not pay for your attorney unless they are successful in taking on your claim.

Call For A Free Consultation

Your case is going to have many unique pieces to it, and the answers to very specific questions will rest on those factors. Call us to get a free, in-depth analysis of your personal injury case at 301-264-7082 or send an email using our online contact form.

We have offices in Upper Marlboro, Maryland and Washington, D.C.