Frequently Asked Questions
Our Greenville Personal Injury Attorneys Provide Answers
We know that you may be confused or scared when you are facing the possibility
of a long court battle over your injuries. After an accident, don’t
panic. The Greenville personal injury lawyers at Christian & Davis
LLC can help explain your case and the best course of action for you to take.
Read our answers to frequently asked questions below or
contact us at (864) 408-8890.
Is There Anything I Can Do About My Medical Bills?
While your case is pending, we recommend that you arrange to have your
medical bills paid by your own insurance company. This could be from the
medical payments provision in your automobile insurance policy, through
your own health insurance, or, if applicable, from
worker’s compensation insurance. When you retain our services, be sure that all related medical
bills are sent to our office, so that we may forward them to the appropriate
What Happens During a Lawsuit?
Before filing suit on your behalf, your lawyer should explain the situation
thoroughly. Lawsuits can lead to settlements or trial, depending on the
nature of your case. If your case does go to trial, there are steps that
must be followed, including filing pleadings, complaints, and other legal
documents; the discovery process, including medical exams and depositions;
and mediation, which can help you arrive at a settlement. No matter what
your case involves, lawsuits, trials, and
litigation should be approached with the assistance of an experienced Greenville
What Is Subrogation?
If any insurance company pays some of the medical or other expenses arising
from your injury, the law provides for “subrogation,” which
means that the insurance company stands “in your shoes” and
can recover from the liable party some or all of the amounts paid on your
behalf. If this is the case, they usually are required to pay their proportionate
share of the attorney’s fee and costs in connection with your financial
recovery. This is handled on a case-by-case basis.
What Is the Value of My Case?
It is impossible for us to immediately tell how much money, if any, you
will recover in connection with your case. There is no formula and each
case is unique. In instances of serious injury, the ultimate recovery
is often related to the amount of insurance coverage available, as well
as the nature, extent, and duration of your injuries, along with an assessment
of liability. As your attorneys, we feel it is our primary duty to obtain
an amount of money which will fairly and justly compensate you for your
injuries. We will make every effort to do this by locating all sources of funds.
Why Does It Take So Long?
We cannot make your claim until after the doctors have given us reports
stating exactly what your medical condition is and what they expect it
to be in the future. Many times doctors are very slow in making these
reports and we may have to ask you to contact your doctor to speed up
the process. If we try to settle your case before your medical condition
is stabilized, you may lose money that you could be entitled to for a
condition that did not show up until after your case was settled.
It is important to know that your case will not be settled until the damages
have been determined and all liability investigations have been completed.
It generally takes several months to gather this information. If a trial
becomes necessary, it can take several years to complete a case. One of
the most difficult requests we may need to make of you is to have patience.
We will work as hard and fast as possible to settle your case.