What is my case worth?
This is a difficult question in every case. Once you have a diagnosis of your injuries and a treatment plan, we have a much better idea. Your case will be valued based on a number of factors including the amount of harm you have received, the amount of medical expenses, lost earnings, the amount of pain and suffering you’ve endured, and the insurance coverage available. We would be happy to discuss the value of your case.
What do you charge?
We charge on a contingency basis, meaning we receive a percentage of your gross recovery in the case. You pay nothing up front and we don’t get paid unless and until you do. In addition, your consultation will be free.
What if I don’t have health insurance?
We will work with doctors who have agreed to treat you under Medical Lien on your recovery. They will be paid out of your recovery. This will allow you to receive treatment for your injuries without health insurance.
How much time do I have to file my case?
The answer depends on the type of claim you have. For most torts — the area of law for personal injury — you have two years from the date of your injury to file suit. Many times, however, cases can be resolved successfully without filing a formal lawsuit.
Do I need to bring anything to my consultation?
We always appreciate any documents that provide more information about your case. For example, if you have any medical records or a police report, we encourage you to bring that information to your consultation. But even if you don’t have any documents, we are happy to discuss your case with you all the same.
What if a person has died since he or she was injured? Can there still be a lawsuit?
Yes. If the person died as a result of the injury, the deceased’s heirs may recover damages through a wrongful death action. If the person died due to causes unrelated to the injury at issue, the deceased’s injury claim usually “survives” and the personal representative of the deceased’s estate may be a survivorship action. If it’s not clear whether the person died as a result of the injury at issue, both actions may be brought.