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Frequently Asked Questions
What is a personal injury lawyer?
A personal injury lawyer represents people who are victims of others’ negligence and fights to recover financial compensation for their clients for the injuries they have suffered. AkinMears is a personal injury law firm dedicated to helping individuals and families who have been harmed by dangerous pharmaceutical drugs, medical devices, defective products, medical events, acts of negligence, or have been exposed to dangerous materials like Asbestos or Silica.
What can AkinMears do to help?
AkinMears is a national law firm and we handle claims for injured individuals and families from all 50 states, U.S. Territories, Canada and other foreign countries. Our attorneys have recovered over $4 Billion in verdicts and settlements for our clients. If you or a loved one have been injured, we are here to help. Many of our clients have never hired an attorney before and we can help you through the claims process, minimize the time required and maximize your settlement. Our firm has a Gold Star A+ accreditation rating with the Better Business Bureau (BBB). This status is awarded to businesses that meet the highest standards of integrity and service.
Who qualifies to make a claim?
You or your loved one may have a potential claim if there has been a serious physical injury that can be linked to a dangerous pharmaceutical drug, defective product or device, medical event, exposure to a harmful substance or negligence of some other type. AkinMears has experienced attorneys and trained legal staff ready to discuss you or your loved one’s potential claim.
Can I file a claim on behalf of someone else?
Yes and no. Typically, those who are eligible to file a claim on behalf of someone else must be immediate family such as a spouse, or biological or adopted child. Exception would be the sole living relative of the injured party. If an individual has a Power of Attorney, or the legal authority to act for another person, they are eligible to file a claim as well.
Can you file for a loved one that passed away?
A family member or legal guardian can file a claim for an injured loved one that passed away. The statute of limitations determines the period of time within which a family member can file a claim. This period of time is different from state to state. In some states, it can be as short as a year from the death. To determine the potential statute of limitations in your personal situation, contact AkinMears as soon as possible so that an expired statute of limitations does not prevent you and your family from obtaining legal help.
How much is my claim worth?
Every claim is individual and unique. The value will vary depending on the individual facts of your claim. Determining facts include how the injuries happened, what injuries you suffered, future medical problems, the amount of medical expenses and lost income, as well as future medical costs and future loss of income. Every claim is different and the potential financial recovery will vary depending on the individual facts of your situation.
How much will filing a claim with AkinMears cost?
AkinMears works on a contingency fee basis, with no upfront or out of pocket costs for our clients. This means we only get paid if you receive money for your personal injury claim. Many people hesitate to reach out for legal help because they are worried about what they will be charged. If we are not successful with your claim you will owe us nothing.