Please Read The FAQs You May Have
Do personal injury lawsuits usually go to court?
The majority of personal injury cases settle before a lawsuit is ever submitted in a courthouse. At Justice Guardians, we never expect disputes to resolve easily or swiftly so we put together each case as if it may go to trial. From the time we are retained in a case, we gather significant evidence to establish how an injury materialized and how the conduct of various participants may have contributed to the incident. This frequently denotes collecting police reports, witness statements, photographs of the scene and case histories and invoices.
Must I Hire an Attorney For My Lawsuit?
There is no obligation for a person harmed in an accident to seek out a legal professional to represent them. However, many individuals choose to retain a legal professional to defend their interests after a personal injury for two main reasons:
- they don’t have know-how in the field of personal injury law, and
- so they can focus on getting better physically after their injury.
Insurance companies regularly attempt to impede injury victims from getting an attorney because they are aware of studies that conclude that people with an attorney often receive considerably more compensation for their case compared to individuals who settle their lawsuit on their own.
Another reason why individuals hire a personal injury law firm is that there are oftentimes after settlement issues that come with injury lawsuits that need to be dealt with to avoid settlement difficulties in the future.
Which factors affect the compensation in a personal injury lawsuit?
The value of a personal injury case is composed of both financial and non-economic losses. Economic damages include medical invoices, lost earnings, and damage to property. Non-economic damages include pain and suffering, deformity, disfigurement, and loss of companionship or quality of life.
There are other factors that affect the value of a lawsuit such as the age of the harmed person, the amount of insurance coverage available and contributory fault resulting in the accident. While we must accept the realities in each scenario, our goal is to present the most advantageous case possible to a judge, jury or insurance provider evaluating your case.
How Much Does an Attorney Charge for an Injury or Wrongful Death Case?
Every personal injury or wrongful death lawsuit at Justice Guardians is handled on a “contingency fee” structure. Under a contingency fee plan, our legal fee is set forth in a penned agreement at the time we are retained by a client. Moreover, we only receive a fee when we succeed in securing a financial recovery for our clients. If there is no remuneration, we do not charge a legal fee.
How Long Will my Case Take to Settle?
The length of time a personal injury case takes to settle is usually a function of the complexity of the dispute and how aggressive an attorney is with settlement dialogue and/or litigation. For example, a rear-end crash involving a trucking company with straight forward medical treatment will probably resolve faster than a medical negligence case involving a multitude of parties.
Justice Guardians understands the emotional and financial stress a case has on the victim and his or her family and works vigilantly to position each case as best as possible. We are assertive with our litigation and claims handling so each case can be resolved as quickly and as fairly as feasible. The lawyer assigned to your claim can give you a better time frame for settlement as all of the variables in play come to light.