Filing a Personal Injury Lawsuit: Frequently Asked Questions

Do you have a specific question about personal injury litigation? If so, browse our personal injury litigation FAQ section below. If you have additional questions about filing a personal injury lawsuit, we can be contacted at any time.

At the Firm, our clients are our top priority. Your well-being and the successful outcome of your case is what we work toward every day. To aid in this priority, our personal injury lawyers strive to provide the most detailed, comprehensive information so you are not left with any unaddressed questions or concerns.

PERSONAL INJURY LAWSUIT FAQS

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At the beginning of the litigation process, one of our personal injury lawyers or investigators will sit down with you to discuss your potential case. If it is decided that you are a good candidate for filing a personal injury lawsuit, our lawyers will file any necessary paperwork against the defendant and start the discovery period. During this time, both you and the defendant will be questioned as lawyers prepare for trial. Often a settlement is reached either at the end of the discovery period or during the early phases of the trial. If a case goes through the entire trial process, it will receive a jury verdict the defendant could appeal.

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Nothing. The Firm works on a contingency basis. From the moment you contact us onward, our personal injury lawyers will work with you and will only be paid if and when you receive a settlement.

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Once again, you will pay nothing until a settlement is won. You incur no financial risk when you file a personal injury lawsuit through the Firm.

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The Firm currently accepts cases involving burn injuries, dangerous drugs, toxic exposure, defective products, airplane accidents, manufacturing defects, distracted driving, intoxicated driving, driver error, traffic violations, poor road design or conditions, nitrate water contamination and cutting fluid diseases.

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We cannot specify an amount because recovery results truly vary per client, depending on your unique circumstances. To get a better idea of what compensation you can expect, please contact one of our lawyers

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While each case is unique, statute of limitation laws impose certain time limitations on how long one can wait to file a personal injury lawsuit until it is “too late.” Essentially, an individual only has a certain period of time after they are harmed by the negligence of another in which to file their claim. As a result, we advise that you contact us immediately so we can evaluate your case.

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The length of personal injury lawsuits vary. They can often take time, especially when they are being filed in a busy court system or they require extra investigation. Your Simmons Hanly Conroy attorney will work hard to resolve your case as quick as possible, but please understand it may take extra time to ensure the best result possible.

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In many states, a family member can file a wrongful death suit on behalf of a loved one. Because statute of limitation laws strictly govern the amount of time you have to file one of these suits, you should discuss any potential legal action with one of our personal injury lawyers as soon as possible.

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In order to get the most out of your personal injury lawsuit, it is imperative that you file against the right defendant. By learning more about your situation, our lawyers can help you decide whom you should file against.

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We are a nationwide law firm, and our attorneys and investigators are happy to travel to see you. Though we cannot guarantee you will not have to travel, in most instances, it is unlikely you will need to leave the area in which you live.

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We always prepare as if we are going to trial. However, some of our mesothelioma cases settle out of court without going through a trial. In the event that a trial does occur, our mesothelioma attorneys are trained to make this process as easy on you and your family as possible.