FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
At the Law Offices of Frank D’Amico, Jr., we want to make our clients feel at ease with respect to their claim and to provide them with knowledge of what to expect. We have put together a list of common questions that some of our clients have asked in the past.
WHY SHOULD I CHOOSE YOUR FIRM?
Frank D’Amico is a trial attorney and is not afraid to take your case to trial and will fight for every dollar you deserve for your lost wages, medical bills, and pain and suffering. At the D’Amico Law Firm, we have obtained judgments and have settled cases that have exceeded one million dollars.
HOW LONG HAS FRANK D’AMICO, JR. BEEN PRACTICING LAW?
Frank D’Amico is a graduate of Loyola University and has been in practice since 1986. Frank D’Amico has tried cases throughout the United States, from New York to Florida, Texas to Illinois, and California to Carolina.
IS MY INFORMATION CONFIDENTIAL?
Frank D’Amico and his office staff understand the importance of confidentiality. Each staff member is required to sign a Confidently Agreement. All communications are held to the highest standard of privacy. Anything that you convey to Frank D’Amico or his staff is confidential unless you advise otherwise.
WHAT IS THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN GENERAL AND SPECIAL DAMAGES?
General damages include past and future pain and suffering; mental anguish; loss of enjoyment of life; loss of consortium; and permanent disability of the body.
Special damages include property damage; car rental; loss of use; past and future medical expenses; lost wages; and loss of earning capacity.
DO I HAVE TO PAY FOR LEGAL SERVICES?
In Louisiana: personal injury attorneys are usually paid on a contingency fee basis. At the D’Amico Law Office, we operate on a contingency fee contract. If we are not successful with your case, you will not owe us anything.
IS THERE A DEADLINE TO MAKE A CLAIM?
Yes. Every state has different laws regarding how long you have to file a lawsuit. For example, In Louisiana; you have one year from the date of your accident to file a lawsuit.
DO YOU ONLY HANDLE MOTOR VEHICLE ACCIDENTS?
No, in fact, at the Law Offices of Frank D’Amico, Jr., Frank D’Amico has experience in all realms of personal injury law. While the firm handles auto accidents, motorcycle accidents, and 18-wheeler accidents, he also specializes in other areas of law, such as:
Uninsured Motorist Coverage
Slip and Fall
IF THE INSURANCE COMPANY MAKES ME AN OFFER SHOULD I ACCEPT IT?
No. Most insurance companies will try to entice you to settle quickly, before you even know the extent of your injuries. Most insurance companies will try to give you the least amount of compensation possible. They will usually not consider your medical bills, your lost wages or your pain and suffering. Frank D’Amico will work tirelessly to ensure that you receive the maximum compensation that you deserve.
HOW DO I KNOW WHAT A FAIR SETTLEMENT IS?
A fair settlement will take into account the present and future costs for your injury-related expenses, including medical treatment, lost wages, prescriptions, pain and suffering, etc. Frank D’Amico will assess the offer made by the insurance company and help you determine whether this amount is fair.