Frequently Asked Questions

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Personal Injury FAQ

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Will I have to go to court for my personal injury case?

There are many steps that your attorney will guide you through before (if ever) you go to court. In personal injury cases of all types, the attorneys on both sides will talk formally as well as informally. In formal talks called mediation sessions, all parties will join a mediator to present their sides and the mediator will attempt to negotiate a settlement between the parties. If an insurance company is involved, a representative may be present as well. The mediator will meet with all parties jointly, but will also meet with the parties separately in an effort to come to a settlement agreeable to all involved.

If mediation does not turn into a settlement, the case may proceed to court where a jury will decide the case. Because this is always a possibility, it is important to have an attorney that is confident, prepared, and experienced enough to represent you as strongly in a mediation as in a courtroom.

How will I pay for my personal injury lawyer?

When you have been injured, you are likely facing enormous medical bills. Even the simplest tests and procedures can cost more than you can imagine being able to afford. While you might genuinely need the advice of an attorney, the very thought of another bill might keep you from doing so. Or your loved ones might try to dissuade you from calling for help, encouraging you instead to just move on from the situation.

First, remember that when you call us, we will discuss your situation and assess your personal case with you for free. Even if you do not hire us or proceed with a claim, you will come away with a better handle on the options available to you.

Second, remember that we work strictly on a contingent fee basis. This means that you will not pay us anything unless we are able to successfully recover for you. You will not have to pay to retain us as your counsel. We invest in all the resources that are needed to resolve your case, and until you see your money, we don’t see ours.

You have nothing to lose by calling today. The sooner you call, the sooner the process of recovery can begin.