Frequently Asked Personal Injury Questions
Do I need a lawyer?
Our office provides a free consultation, so it is in your
best interest to see if we can help you. Insurance companies will not work with
you and we frequently settle for ten-fold over what you could settle yourself.
How much will it cost me?
Our office charges on a contingency fee basis, which
means that you will not pay us anything unless there is a settlement or a
winning verdict at trial. If we do win your case, our fee is 33.3% of the total
recovery, in addition to our "costs."
What are your costs and how much should I
Costs are money that we pay out in order to obtain
medical records, accident reports, etc. Costs vary case to case. Even if you do
not obtain a settlement, you will be required to pay back the costs associated
with your case.
How much is my case worth and will I get a
How much your case is worth is dependent upon many
factors, such as the type of injuries sustained, amount of your medical bills,
and your disability/permanent condition after your done treating.
Our office does not take cases unless we think there is a
good chance of success. However, we can not guarantee the amount or outcome.
How long will it take to settle my case/obtain a
Because every case is different we can not give an exact
timeline of when your case might be finished. The law limits the time in which
you have to file a personal injury claim. Please contact our office for further
Who should I tell my doctors to bill? Shouldn't it
be the person who hit me?
You should check your policy to see if you have Personal
Injury Protection (PIP) benefits available to you. (Download our FREE Auto Accident
brochure.) If you do not, you can use your health insurance to pay for your
bills. If neither of these is available you can discuss with your health care
provider "holding" your bills and paying them off once your claim has settled
or setting up a payment plan.
The person who hit you, known as the 3rd party, will
essentially "reimburse" you for the medical costs in the settlement amount.
What if the person who hit me didn't have insurance,
do I still have a claim?
If an uninsured motorist causes an accident you may still
have a claim under your own "uninsured motorist protection" in your insurance
policy. We have represented several individuals who were hit by someone who
didn't have insurance. Contact our office for more information.
The insurance company is calling, what should I
Do not give the insurance company a statement until you
have had a free consultation with our office. The insurance company will most
likely use the information you give them against you. Politely tell the
insurance company that you are going to discuss your case with an attorney. If
we agree to take on your case we will take the hassle of dealing with the
insurance company off your shoulders.
Will you handle my property damage
Our office usually does not handle the property damage
side of a personal injury claim. However, if you are having trouble dealing
with the insurance company or are concerned that you are not receiving a fair
value for your vehicle, our office will be more than willing to help guide you
through the process. Contact our office for more information.
These answers are "general" and
should not be construed as legal advice. Each case will be different, and
therefore we can not guarantee this information will pertain to every case.
Please contact our office for your free consultation to discuss your case and