Please Read The FAQs You May Have
Which factors affect the compensation in a personal injury lawsuit?
The value of an injury case is composed of both monetary and non-economic damages. Financial damages include medical expenses, lost incomes, and harm to property. Non-economic damages include pain and anguish, deformity, disfigurement, and loss of companionship or quality of life.
There are other variables that play into the valuation of a claim such as the age of the impaired person, the amount of insurance protection available and contributory fault resulting in the accident. While we must accept the facts in each scenario, our aim is to present the most favorable case possible to a judge, jury or insurance company evaluating your case.
How much does a personal injury attorney cost?
Every personal injury or wrongful death claim at Justice Guardians is handled on a “contingency fee” structure. Under a contingency fee agreement, our legal fee is set forth in a prepared contract at the time we are engaged by a client. Moreover, we only earn a fee when we succeed in securing a financial recovery on your behalf. If there is no recovery, we do not charge a fee.
Should I retain a lawyer after an injury-causing accident?
There is no requirement for a person injured in an accident to seek out a legal professional to represent them. However, many individuals choose to retain a legal professional to represent their interests after a personal injury for two primary reasons:
- they don’t possess the know-how in the field of injury law, and
- so they can concentrate on getting better physically after their accident.
Insurance companies frequently try to dissuade accident victims from obtaining a lawyer because they are aware of studies that show that people who secured an attorney regularly obtain considerably more compensation for their settlement compared with people who settle their case without legal assistance.
Another reason individuals hire a personal injury law firm is that there are oftentimes issues that accompany personal injury litigations which need to be dealt with to avoid financial award difficulties down the road.
If I filed a lawsuit for personal injury, will it go to court?
Many personal injury cases settle before a lawsuit is ever filed in a courthouse. At Justice Guardians, we never expect cases to resolve easily or swiftly so we prepare each case as if it may go to trial.
From the time we are retained in a case, we gather beneficial evidence to establish how an injury occurred and how the conduct of various groups may have contributed to the incident. This often implies collecting police accounts, witness statements, photographs of the area and case histories and expenses.
How Long Will my Case Take to Settle?
The length of time a personal injury case takes to settle is typically a function of the complexity of the suit and how aggressive a legal representative is with settlement discussion and/or litigation. For example, a rear-end collision involving a trucking company with straight forward medical treatment will probably clear up faster than a medical malpractice case consisting of multiple parties.
Justice Guardians comprehends the emotional and financial stress a case has on the victim and his or her loved ones 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 representative assigned to your case can give you a better time frame for settlement as the variables in play are defined.