Personal Injury Law FAQs

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I've been injured in an accident. Do I have a claim?
Although accidents happen because of negligence all the time, not every single victim has a valid personal injury claim. If someone else's negligent behavior directly caused your accident, you may have grounds to file a personal injury claim against the responsible party. You can consult our team to learn whether you have a case.

What is negligence?
Most personal injury claims depend on whether you can prove the existence and degree of negligence. In legal contexts, negligence is defined as failing to act within a degree of reasonable care. By establishing that someone else's negligent behavior directly caused the extent of your personal injuries or damages, we can help you secure the most amount of compensation possible.

Should I accept an offer from my insurance carrier or another party's?
Do not assume that an insurance company has your best interests at heart. We have seen countless instances of insurance companies minimizing, or in some cases blatantly refusing to pay, financial compensation to a policyholder or claimant after an accident. Insurance companies are often only concerned with their bottom lines, not your actual well-being after a serious tragedy.

Before accepting any settlement that an insurance company tries to offer you, you should speak with our firm. We know how to maximize a claim and help you pursue the full amount of damages that you are entitled to receive. We won't be afraid to take your case to trial to pursue justice for you.

Do all cases go to trial?
No, not all cases go to trial. It is actually ideal for most cases to be resolved out of court through the process of negotiation. In fact, our firm is often able to settle matters out of court by negotiating with insurance companies and other at-fault parties on your behalf. If negotiation fails to render the best possible outcome for you, however, then we can pursue further legal action by taking your case to trial through the process of litigation.

How long will it take to settle my claim?
Personal injury claims are incredibly sensitive legal matters. Because each accident claim will have unique factors involved, not all claims can be settled in a set time frame. In some cases, a personal injury matter can be resolved in a matter of weeks. In others, it can take years.

At the Law Office of Michael J. Aed, however, we are in the business of representing our clients to the fullest extent of the law. Once you get in contact with us, we hit the ground running. By conducting thorough investigations from the get-go, we are often able to secure swift and favorable results for our clients.

Need more information?

If your question was not answered above, do not feel discouraged. This section we have compiled is a very simple guide that is meant to shed a bit of light on your current predicament. We are ready to answer your specific question.

Contact the Law Office of Michael J. Aed in Fresno by calling 559-495-9320 or by sending us an email.