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Hiring a personal injury attorney does not cost you anything up front. Instead, personal injury attorneys are paid a percentage of your settlement funds when the claim is paid. This type of fee arrangement is called a contingency fee - the attorney fee is contingent on your attorney obtaining a recovery for you. You owe your attorney nothing if your attorney cannot obtain a settlement for you.
The value of a personal injury case is based on the negligence of the parties, the nature and extent of injuries, the amount of medical bills incurred to treat injuries, and the impact the injury has on the injured person’s life. Generally speaking, damages are divided into two categories: economic damages and non-economic damages. Economic damages are damages that you can calculate like medical bills and lost wages. Non-economic damages are intangible damages that are difficult to calculate like pain and suffering, scarring, permanent disfigurement, permanent injury, emotional distress and the like. Other factors that impact case value include the amount of insurance available, the presence of pre-existing injuries, and comparative fault. An attorney can help you value your claim so you know you are getting every penny you deserve.
A statute of limitation is a law that sets a deadline for filing a lawsuit. The deadline is extended if a person is injured when a child. Call us to find out the deadline for your case.
The time it takes to settle a personal injury case depends on how long it takes for your injures to resolve. If you have minor injuries and a short recovery then your case will settle sooner than if you have severe injuries with a long treatment plan. When you settle your claim it is final and you cannot reopen the case to get more money if you end up having additional treatment. We want to ensure that all medical bills are covered by the settlement so we wait until a client’s doctor releases them from care before we settle a client’s case.
An attorney knows how much your case is worth, which is invaluable in negotiations with an insurance company. In fact, one insurance company’s own internal study showed that it paid five times more money to people who hire an attorney.
An attorney can get you more money in your pocket by investigating and exploring insurance coverage available to compensate you for your injuries, recommending health care providers who diagnose and treat common accident injuries, and negotiating discounts with health insurers who seek subrogation.
We have sophisticated and efficient claims handling procedures that lead to fast settlements. That said, if an insurance company offers a low-ball settlement, we will fight them in court. Our attorneys have successfully litigated hundreds of cases against insurance companies and will make sure you recover every penny you deserve.
If you are feeling upset, frustrated, or even angry because someone else’s carelessness has affected your life, we're here to help you.