Frequently Asked Questions
Q: What Is A Personal Injury Case?
A: A personal injury lawsuit is a civil case in which one person suffers harm as a result of an accident or injury, and another party can be legally held responsible for it. Civil court processes may establish the legitimacy of a personal injury claim by attempting to determine who else is legally liable through a court proceeding or informal settlements before any litigation is filed.
Q. How Long Does It Take For A Personal Injury Claim To Settle?
A. The answer to this question depends on many factors, including the severity of the injuries, the amount of insurance coverage available, the jurisdiction in which the case is filed, and whether the case goes to trial. In general, most personal injury claims take between one and three years to resolve.
Q. What Is The Statute Of Limitations For Filing A Personal Injury Claim?
A. The statute of limitations is the deadline by which a personal injury claim must be filed to be valid. In most jurisdictions, the deadline is two years from the date of the accident or injury. However, there are some exceptions to this rule, so it is important to speak with an attorney as soon as possible after an accident or injury to ensure that your claim is timely filed.
Q. How Much Will It Cost To Hire An Attorney?
A. Most personal injury attorneys work on a contingency basis, which means they only charge a fee if they are successful in recovering compensation for their clients. If an attorney is not successful in winning a settlement or verdict on behalf of their client, then the client does not owe the attorney anything. The contingency fee percentage varies depending on the stage at which the case settles and the amount of work that has been put into the case.
Q. Do I Need To Hire An Attorney To Handle My Personal Injury Claim?
A. You are not required to hire an attorney to handle your personal injury claim. However, personal injury claims can be complex and challenging to navigate without legal assistance. An experienced personal injury attorney will have the knowledge and resources to help you maximize the value of your claim and get the best possible outcome.