Frequently Asked Questions About Personal Injury
Q: What is a personal injury case?
Injury victims file complaints when they believe their injuries were caused by another party’s negligent or careless act. Victims and their family members can settle a claim out of court in negotiations or can file a lawsuit in court.
Depending on the circumstances surrounding your injury, you may consider filing a complaint against an individual, an insurance company or another business to recover damages.
Q: How long do these cases take?
The length of your case depends on a variety of factors that include: the type of injuries you have suffered and the damages you are seeking. If you are willing to settle with the at-fault party, you may be able to end negotiations in a few months. If you believe that your injuries are worth more than the other party is willing to pay, you may file a suit in court, which takes much longer to conclude.
Q: How much do I have to pay upfront for legal fees?
When our lawyers take your case, we will not charge any legal fees until we win your case. We charge contingency fees, which mean that our fees will be deducted from the compensation that you receive when your claim is resolved. If we do not win your case, you will owe nothing.
Q: How much is my injury worth?
The amount your case is worth depends on a range of factors that include:
- The type of injuries you or a loved one has sustained
- The effect the injuries have on your ability to earn an income
- Property damage
- The emotional distress experienced
- Pain and suffering endured
- The loss of companionship that results from injuries
As a result of these factors, it is likely that compensation for a severe injury such as a spinal cord injury or a brain injury will be higher than compensation for broken bones or soft tissue damage.
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