How much will a lawyer cost?
For accident cases including car accidents, bus accidents, trip and fall, slip and fall, medical malpractice, dog bite, and many others, our firm works on a contingency. We only earn a fee if we recover money for you for your injuries. Our fee, which is set by law, is 33 1/3% (1/3) of the recovery after expenses. For injured minors, under age 18, the fee is only 25%.
Should I sue for my injury in Small Claims court?
Small Claims court is a special division of civil court. The procedures in this court are simpler than in other courts, so a case can be presented and resolved quickly and inexpensively. While it might be worthwhile to reach a quick resolution, it is important to remember that in Small Claims Court, you cannot sue for more than $5,000 If you decide to sue in Small Claims, you cannot sue again in a different lawsuit for money over that limit. You only get one chance to try to get the money owed for your injury
How Much Time Do You Have?
The time available for the filing of a lawsuit is very complicated in There can be notice requirements and two- or three-year statute of limitations, depending on who the medical provider is. If the person harmed is a child, the statute of limitations is longer. In some cases, an application to a panel may need to be provided before suit can be filed. A lawyer must be involved in calculating the statute of limitations in a medical malpractice case. It is important to an attorney as close to the time of the injury or death as is possible so evidence that cannot be altered or destroyed. Understandably, sometimes that is not possible, and the family or the patient needs time to heal or deal with the pain of loss before they can even consider finding out what happened. The Best Personal Injury Lawyers are experts at detecting altered records and finding the truth regardless of cover-ups or efforts by the wrongdoer to destroy evidence
What do I do if I have an accident?
1. Seek emergency medical attention, if necessary
2. Obtain as much information and details that you can
3. Report the incident immediately to local law enforcement and to your own insurance carrier
4. Take photographs of anything and everything relevant to the incident
5. Follow your doctor advice as to caring for your injuries.
How Much Is My Personal Injury Case Worth?
Law attempts to award a prevailing plaintiff the amount of money damages that will make him or her “whole” after suffering injuries. However, even when parties agree on liability, the value of a personal injury claim is often subject to much disagreement. Insurance companies typically use a pre-made formula to determine the value of your claim, but this practice is overly simple and fails to account for the unique losses you’ve suffered. Personal injury damage valuation is an art, and it often requires the right blend of creativity and knowledge of law to get you the best results
Who should I talk to about my incident?
Admit nothing. You might believe that the accident is your fault, but do not say this to anyone, witnesses, or the police. You should not give a statement to an insurance adjuster or sign anything from an insurance company without first speaking to an attorney. Doing so could cost you all or part of the compensation you may be entitled to.