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Frequently Asked Questions

Here are some of the answers to frequently asked questions.

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1. Should I See a Physician After the Accident?
Yes, you should seek immediate medical care for any serious impact or injury. Even in lesser impact cases and minor injuries, a prompt check-up is always a good idea for both you and your passengers. You could be injured and not know it right away. At least call your doctor or another health care provider for help in deciding what your medical needs may be.

2. How Soon After an Accident Should I Hire an Attorney?
If you have been seriously injured or are unsure as to the outcome of your injury, then you should contact an experienced personal injury attorney at Cannella & O’Neal as soon as possible to advise you of your rights.

In a serious injury case, you are better off hiring an attorney as soon as possible. Our law firm offers free consultations with an attorney, with no obligation; therefore, you have nothing to lose by contacting Cannella & O’Neal today.

Additionally, there is a statute of limitations that requires you to file suit within a specific period of time, depending upon the circumstances of your case, or else you will be prohibited from obtaining any compensation for your injuries. By hiring a personal injury attorney at Cannella & O’Neal, we will be able to help keep your case within the statute of limitations.

In all personal injury cases it is essential that measures be taken promptly to preserve evidence, investigate the accident, and enable physicians or other expert witnesses to thoroughly evaluate all claims and injuries.

3. Do I Have to Pay for My Initial Meeting with Cannella & O’Neal?
No. Our initial consultation is totally free. An attorney and/or an experienced paralegal will speak with you free of charge to tell you the best course of action to pursue your case and get you the care and compensation you deserve.

4. How Much Will I Have to Pay Cannella & O’Neal at the End of My Case?
Our fee is based on a percentage of the monetary recovery we make for you. You pay absolutely no money up front and we have great incentive to work hard to get you the best possible result. It is a very rare occurrence, but if we recover nothing, you owe us no legal fees. We will explain our fees in detail at our first meeting.

With over 50 years of collective experience, the law offices of Cannella & O’Neal and their highly experienced staff of trial attorneys, paralegals, law clerks, and investigators have the expertise and ample resources to successfully research, investigate, and litigate all of its clients’ personal injury claims. We will always attempt to obtain the best possible results for our clients.

5. How Long Will it Take to Resolve My Case?
The answer to this question depends on the complexity of the case. In other words, the last thing we want to do is resolve the case while our client is still healing or does not have a good understanding of what their future medical condition will be. Every plaintiff’s lawyer’s fear is to allow the client to sign a release and then find out a short period of time thereafter that the client needs future surgery. Typically the average auto case, premises liability case, or any other type of general negligence case can be resolved within 2-4 months of your release from the doctor. Naturally, that time range is subject to fluctuation, depending upon the facts of each case and whether or not you decide to go to court.