Frequently Asked Questions
Here are a few questions that we’re often asked regarding personal injury cases:
- What’s the first thing I should do if I’ve suffered a personal injury? If you’ve been injured you should obtain medical treatment immediately. After your initial medical needs have been addressed, we recommend that you seek legal advice as soon as possible. A delay in consulting an attorney can sometimes result in key evidence being lost.
- What are my rights if I’ve been injured? Generally speaking, if someone’s negligence caused your injury, you’re entitled to compensation for that injury. Specific legal rights and limitations that apply to your case will vary depending on the facts.
- Do I need an attorney? In many cases, hiring an attorney is the best way to protect your interests and maximize your compensation. Contact us to determine whether we can be of assistance to you.
- What is my case worth? Each case is different, and it’s difficult to put a number on your case until it has been fully investigated and your medical condition has stabilized. Full compensation may include payment of medical bills, lost wages, pain and suffering, mental anguish, loss of ability to enjoy life, and diminished earning capacity.
- How much do your services cost? We handle personal injury claims on a contingency fee basis. This means that our fee is a percentage of the recovery that we are able to obtain for you. We only charge a fee if we’re successful in obtaining compensation for you.
- What should I do if I’m contacted by an investigator or an insurance company representative? We recommend that you not discuss your injury with anyone or sign any papers related to your injury until you have consulted an attorney. Doing so could affect your ability to recover full compensation for your injuries.
- Will my case go to trial? Many cases are settled before trial. If a settlement offer is unacceptable, we have the experience to handle your case all the way through trial.
- Can my case be settled without my consent? We will never settle your claim without your consent. We may make suggestions on whether or not to settle, but the decision is yours.
- How soon after settlement is the money disbursed? In many cases, funds are received within 14 days after the release is signed. However, cases involving a large settlement, government agencies, private individuals or insurance companies that are based elsewhere may take longer. In some cases, court approval is needed before a settlement can be finalized.