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 insurance company.

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 injury attorney.

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.