Personal Injury FAQs
West Palm Beach Personal Injury Attorneys | Fetterman & Associates, PA
Q: Will I have to pay anything to hire a lawyer for my accident case?
A: Most, if not all, lawyers who represent personal injury victims, do so on what is known as a contingent fee basis. A contingent fee means that there is no attorney fee unless and until the lawyer obtains money for you. When that occurs, the fee is a percentage of the amount the lawyer obtained for you. In most cases, the lawyer also pays the expenses of pursuing the case which are then deducted from the recovery obtained for you. Call Fetterman & Associates today at 561-845-2510 for free consultation.
Q: The doctor that recently operated on me, told me that he has to re-do my operation. Could this be an example of malpractice?
A: Operations or medical procedures are not always 100% successful. The fact that the desired result is not obtained does not mean that there has been malpractice but may be the result of a known possible complication or outcome of the procedure. For a medical result to be considered malpractice it would depend on whether the doctor fell below the standard of care of other doctors in the same field and whether that falling below the standard of care caused injury. That determination requires a review and evaluation by a medical expert.
Q: My boat was damaged by the BP oil spill. Is it covered under the OPA?
A: If you have sustained any damages as a direct result of the BP oil spill, you may be eligible to submit a claim. For example, if your boat was damaged, you may submit a claim which covers the loss due to the destruction of your property or the cost of restoring your boat to its pre-spill condition.
Information you must provide in your BP Oil Spill Claim:
- Proof of ownership of the boat
- Proof that the boat was damaged
- Value of the boat both before and after the damage
- Cost of repair, or replacement if repair is not a viable option
There are many different instances in which a claim can be filed under the OPA. For a list of circumstances in which you may file a claim, contact a BP oil spill attorney at Fetterman & Associates at 561-845-2510. Our oil spill lawyers are experienced in filing all types of BP oil spill claims to ensure you receive the compensation to which you are lawfully entitled.