Questions & Answers

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Why do I need an attorney?

A All insurance companies representing the person(s) at fault for your injuries will have at their disposal a team of adjusters, investigators and attorneys working to limit your damages and just compensation. The insurance company’s goal is to pay you the least possible to settle your claim. They are trained professionals who have years of experience and training in denying and minimizing injured party’s claims. You need the assistance and guidance of an experienced and professional attorney to protect your interests and help ensure that you, the injured party, receive full and fair compensation for your injuries.


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When should an attorney be hired?

A As a person who might have a potential claim, you should retain an attorney as soon as possible after you have been injured. It is important to know now that after being seriously injured in an accident, or at the hands of a medical professional, you are immediately placed at a legal disadvantage. While you are in the process of dealing with your injuries, the party at fault has notified her/his insurance company and put them on notice. The insurance company’s adjuster being experienced begins to immediately investigate and process your potential claim.

It is important that you do not talk to anyone hired by the insurance company prior to consulting an attorney. This will ensure that your legal rights are protected.


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Is the hiring of a personal injury attorney expensive?

A The Law Firm of Daniel L. Jacobs Jr., LLC gets paid only after a judgment or settlement for your case. If there is no judgment or settlement in your favor, we get paid NOTHING.


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What damages am I entitled to recover?

A The basic types of damages are as follows:
  • Loss of income;
  • Loss of future earning capacity;
  • Recovery of medical expenses you incurred for treatment of your injuries and the possibility of future medical expenses;
  • Pain and suffering; and
  • Past and future loss of enjoyment.


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When do I need to make a claim for personal injuries?

A It depends on the type of accident you have been involved in, the time you have for filing a claim will vary (Statute of Limitations).

Contact The Law Firm of Daniel L. Jacobs Jr., LLC to discuss your claim and/or to determine what type of action should be taken to preserve your legal rights.


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Does is matter that I wait to make a claim for personal injuries?

A Yes. If you wait too long and fail to properly file a lawsuit within the time allowed by law, you will not be able to recover damages for your injuries and be forever barred from recovering.


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If I do file a claim will it settle quickly?

A The answer to this question may vary. However, there is no definite period of time that determines when a case should be settled because every case has its own unique facts and legal circumstances. While we are fully aware of our client’s respective desires to have their claims resolved as quickly as possible, if the other side will not come to terms and settle your case on a basis that you find acceptable, we will do what’s necessary to try achieve an outcome acceptable to you. that we will take your case to trial and seek the collective determination of a jury.


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How do I contact your law firm?

A If you or someone you know has been injured in any type of accident, call Attorney Jacobs at 216-394-9626 for a no-charge free consultation, to ensure that your legal rights are fully protected. If you like, you can also email us at danjacobslaw@gmail.com. We look forward to hearing from you!!