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Frequently Asked Questions
Can I afford a personal injury lawyer?We only get paid only if you get paid. This is known as working on a “contingency” basis. If your case is lost, the law firm does not receive any money whatsoever from you. Most personal injury law firms work only on a percentage based fee, meaning they get paid a pre-set amount of your award only and there are no “hidden” costs, regardless of their expenses in trying your case. This fee tends to reduce the amount of frivolous lawsuits because lawyers will only spend time on cases they think they can win. If a law firm agrees to handle your case, you pay them absolutely nothing until you are awarded a settlement, and then your payment only comes out of that settlement award.
How do I know if I have a personal injury case?If you have been injured or traumatized and believe it is the fault of someone else (including a company, person, or their property or pet) then you are likely to have a personal injury case. Only a professional team of experienced personal injury lawyers can determine whether or not you have a personal injury case. By contacting a law firm you can find out if your particular circumstances warrant legal action or not. Every law firm should give you a free, no-obligation consultation. During this consultation lawyers will examine the facts of your case. They will make a determination to proceed with a lawsuit or not.
What kind of compensation will I receive?Each case varies, but you may be compensated for a number of things including all medical related expenses (including physical therapy and medication), lost wages (including overtime and potential future wages), pain & suffering, emotional trauma, embarrassment, mental illness, property damage, and any fees associated with the case in your day-to-day life.
How soon should I file a lawsuit?You should contact a personal injury law firm as quickly after the incident as possible. Try to document the incident with police and medical records and avoid signing any statement or papers from anyone else. Your case may still be handled even though the incident occurred long ago so do not assume that you have waited too long to act. Do not settle - or communicate with - someone else’s lawyer without your own legal counsel. Many cases have a "statute of limitations" meaning that you only will have a certain amount of time during which you can file a claim. The important thing to remember is to get good legal advice as soon as possible.
What happens during a personal injury lawsuit?Your personal injury firm will determine the facts of your case and will contact the legal representative of the company or person you are filing a grievance against. Most personal injury cases are settled before any trial is needed. Your participation is very minimal. There generally is no trial, court appearance, or court testimony necessary. The two sides will typically settle out of court and your law firm will give you a check if you are awarded damages.
What should I do if I'm ready to seek legal advice?The first thing you should do is call an experienced Personal Injury lawyer and set up a free consultation. Then prior to your meeting with your attorney, write down all of the specifics of the incident that you can. This will include knowing approximately where and when the incident took place. Keep records of all of your medical expenses, and out of pocket expenses. Never sign anything without legal counsel. Assemble any and all paper work relating to the incident, including photographs and be sure to bring them with you to your meeting with your lawyer. The more information you have for your lawyer to review the quicker he or she can assess the merits of your case. Only with experienced and professional legal counsel can you truly reclaim your rights.
Do I need to hire a personal injury lawyer local to me?No, but your personal injury law firm should at least be from your state. Personal injury law firms who operate in your city, or in the city where the injury took place, may also know more about the area, and thus more about your case. Personal injury lawyers have many contacts in the community, police and government that can help your case as well.
What if I was partly at fault for the accident?First, don’t assume you were at fault until you have had the chance to speak to an experienced personal injury attorney. There are often factors surrounding fault assessments that the average non lawyer overlooks that can help to lessen your degree of fault or even eliminate it altogether. Also, in the vast majority of cases even when someone is partially at fault for their own accident, the law permits one to still recover damages but on a reduced basis. Don’t speculate, call an experienced and skilled personal injury attorney as soon as possible after your accident as time is often critical in establishing the parties respective fault.
What if I need a second opinion?Second opinions on personal injury cases are common and easy to get. You may need a second opinion on your case if a law firm declines to handle your case. Typically law firms will let you know if they are not going to take your case fairly quickly, which can allow you time to consult with several others. In other instances, you may have better results from a law firm who has specific experience in handling personal injury suits that are similar to yours. You always have options and consulting another law firm for a second opinion is not only legal, but also highly encouraged.
What if I am unsatisfied with my current attorney?A good personal injury lawyer will always be available to you for any reason throughout your case, or they will be prompt in getting back to you. They will be on time and be honest with you about the possible options and outcomes of your personal injury suit. They will consistently move your case forward as quickly as possible. If you are unhappy with your current attorney for any reason and want to change lawyers, it is very easy to do so. In most cases of personal injury, the new law firm will take over the case and then they will split the percentage of your award with the old law firm. This apportion does not involve your percentage of the award. It will not cost extra to switch to a new law firm at all. Switching law firms should happen if you are unhappy with your current lawyer. They are working for you ultimately and you should be satisfied with the work that they are doing.
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