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Frequently Asked Questions2023-02-03T23:42:44-08:00

Welcome to our Frequently Asked Questions page! Here, we have put together a list of commonly asked questions about personal injury lawyers. If you don’t find what you’re looking for here, feel free to reach out to us and we’ll be happy to assist you. 

What can I be compensated for?2023-01-06T06:15:19-08:00

When you are not at fault in an auto accident, compensation is determined by monetary losses sustained by the negligence or intent of harm from another person. These could include your medical bills, testing, diagnosis, rehabilitation costs, prescription medicine costs, or follow up treatment. Economic damages could also cover lost wages, disabilities, loss of earning potential as a result of the incident.

What should I do if I was in an accident?2023-01-06T06:15:44-08:00

Carefully document your medical bills, time off work, details of the accident. If you were injured but not at fault for the accident, talk to a personal injury lawyer with a free consultation to know what you could be entitled to first. 

When should I look for a personal injury lawyer?2023-02-04T12:54:00-08:00

You should speak to a personal injury lawyer if you’ve been injured and it wasn’t your fault as soon as you are well enough to do so. They can help you determine if you have a case.

What are the benefits of a Personal Injury Lawyer?2023-02-04T12:56:45-08:00
  • Personal injury lawyers fight for fair compensation in cases where you have been severely injured through someone else’s negligence or intention to injure. 
  • You don’t know the law, as well as lawyers, know the law. Most people underestimate the reward that they are entitled to because they simply don’t know what qualifies for compensation or how to evaluate the amount, especially for non-economic losses.
  • Insurance companies are businesses that are incentivized to minimize what they pay for an accident. That’s why strong negotiations from attorneys are so important to get what you deserve.
  • If you were not at fault, with legal representation, you have a good chance of receiving compensation to cover the damages you sustained. These can include payment for your medical bills, property damage, or loss of wages, for instance. 
  • Personal injury lawyers are educated in the law and specialized for these types of cases. You’ll want to be sure to understand their level of experience in personal injury law for where you had your accident. Laws differ by state and counties so be sure to well experienced in the specific area where your accident occurred. 
  • It can be complicated in knowing what you are entitled to legally when you are not at fault and sustained injury as a result of someone else’s neglect or intent to harm. It’s important to find an experienced personal injury lawyer to help you understand your options and that can put together a strong case to win compensation.
How much does it cost for a personal injury attorney?2023-01-06T05:48:30-08:00

In most cases, personal injury lawyers work on a contingency basis. That means that they will not get paid unless you win. Be sure to ask your attorney matches during your free consultations how they charge their clients and if they work on contingency, what percent they charge. Generally, it can be between 33-40% of your final settlement or court award but no fees if you lose your case.

How much is my personal injury case worth?2023-01-06T06:11:52-08:00

Every case is different and the laws differ by county and state. The personal injury lawyers in our network can give you a free case evaluation and potentially provide a range based on your information but may factors can affect your estimated maximum compensation. 

What does a personal injury lawyer do?2023-01-06T05:48:47-08:00

If you were injured in a car accident, motorcycle accident, pedestrian accident, workplace accident or other accident that resulted in personal injury in which you were not at fault, a personal injury lawyer can help you by:

  • Investigating claims and determining the liable parties. 
  • Gathering evidence to support the plaintiff’s claim.
  • Negotiating with insurance companies.
  • Sending demand letters.
  • Preparing pleadings.
  • Conducting discovery.
  • Representing clients at trial.
How do I choose a personal injury lawyer?2023-02-04T12:55:07-08:00

To find a personal injury lawyer best fit for you, you’ll want to compare your options and find out the following information by asking and taking notes. This is not meant to be an exhaustive list of questions but they may help you get more information to decide.:

  • How long have they been specialized in personal injury law?
  • What fees do they charge as compensation for your case?
  • How much do they think they recover for your case?
  • Do you have to pay if they don’t win?
  • Ask them what they think your chances are of winning?
  • What has been their track record of wins?
Is it cheaper if I represent myself?2023-01-06T06:08:59-08:00

Overall, no. Based on a study by the Insurance Research Council, plaintiffs with attorneys received 3.5x greater in rewards than those who those that did not. This is because attorneys know the complex laws, what you should be compensated for, and how to create a case that wins or settles in your favor. Many people think they can save money by not hiring a lawyer and representing themselves but time and time again, the data shows that even factoring in fees, having an attorney benefits clients financially in multiples vs not having an attorney.

Personal injury lawyers don’t get paid until you get paid!

Most personal injury lawyers work on contingency. That means there’s no upfront cost to you. They get paid only if and when you win compensation.

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