Frequently Asked Questions About Personal Injury Cases
What should I do after suffering a personal injury?
If you are injured, there are a few important steps you should take. The steps are generally the same whether it is a car accident, truck accident, medical malpractice error or workplace accident. First, seek medical attention for your injuries. You should also document the conditions surrounding the accident by taking photos. Call Steenberg Law Firm to seek assistance.
Who is at fault for my injuries?
It is possible that more than one party is at fault for your injuries. Our firm thoroughly investigates the case to determine if your car accident was caused by a negligent driver or equipment malfunction, your work injury was caused by the lack of safety precautions or the negligence of another worker or if anyone else is at fault.
How much do you charge for personal injury cases?
When you come to us for your personal injury case, you are not charged an up-front fee in these cases. Personal injury cases are handled on a contingency fee basis. This means that we do not get paid unless we recover compensation for you. At that point, our fee would be a percentage of the recovery. This can be discussed in person with a lawyer at our firm during a free consultation, so you fully understand your rights and obligations.
Do you handle only serious injuries?
Any injury can be a serious injury and cause a lifetime of pain and/or disability. Our firm stands up for clients who have suffered serious and catastrophic injuries, such as spinal cord injuries and traumatic brain injuries. However, we also handle cases involving broken bones, back injuries, neck injuries, sprains, strains and other injuries that may be considered minor, as we know the devastating impact even a “minor” injury can have on your life.
What if I am injured at work?
Many clients come to us because they have been injured on-the-job. This can happen to anyone, from construction workers to office workers. The most important thing to do if you are injured at work is to report your injury to your employer. This would begin the workers’ compensation process. After seeking medical attention, it is essential to talk to an attorney at Steenberg Law Firm to determine if workers’ compensation will cover your injuries or if we can take action against a third-party through a personal injury claim.
To learn more or to schedule a free consultation, contact our Buffalo, New York, office by calling 716-558-2000 or send us an email.