Personal Injury FAQ
Answers from Our St. Francis County Personal Injury Lawyers
At Easley & Houseal, PLLC, we have nearly 60 years of combined experience
helping clients throughout Arkansas with their personal injury claims.
In this time, we have learned a lot about what it takes to get you the
compensation that your case may deserve.
To learn answers to some of your frequently asked questions, read below
or call us at (870) 330-0015 to schedule a
Is it Important to Consult an Attorney Right Away?
The simple answer is yes. You need to speak to an attorney as soon as possible
so all your rights are protected. It is also critical to preserve all
the evidence pertaining to your case, speak to witnesses, and get current
reports from your doctors or psychiatrists. There is also a statute of
limitations on most cases, which means you have a limited time to file.
The sooner you
contact a personal injury attorney, the quicker we can begin building your claim!
How Should I Handle Requests from the Insurance Company?
Never give a recorded statement to the insurance claims adjuster without
consulting with a personal injury attorney first. The adjuster's job
is to help the insurance company and the party who caused your injury.
It is not to help you.
Don't sign any papers without first talking to an attorney. By signing
a general release you absolve your right to take legal action against
those who caused your injury and you will not be able to file a claim
Can I Be Compensated for Lost Wages?
Yes. You are entitled to full compensation for time off work due to your
injuries. Make a log of your time off work and retain any medical statements
regarding your time off. It may also be important to speak with your employer
and get their records, if possible.
How Much Money Am I Entitled To?
Many factors contribute to the amount you are entitled to, including length
of medical treatment, type of treatment, the amount of property damage,
and the time period you suffered following the accident. Each case varies
and it is important to receive individual attention based on your circumstances
for your best chances at obtaining the maximum amount of compensation.