Personal Injury Lawsuit FAQs
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.
How do personal injury lawsuits work?
At the beginning of the litigation process, you can expect your personal injury lawyers or investigators will sit down with you to discuss your potential case. If it is decided you are a good candidate for filing a personal injury lawsuit, your 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.
How much does it cost to hire a personal injury lawyer?
In most cases, a personal injury lawyer will charge a contingency fee, allowing the injured party to hire an experienced lawyer without having to pay any legal fees up front.
The lawyer’s fees will then be deducted from the final settlement in your case—or from the final verdict at trial.
How much money can I expect to win through a personal injury lawsuit?
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
How long can I wait to file a personal injury lawsuit?
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.
How long do personal injury lawsuits take?
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.
Can I file a personal injury lawsuit on behalf of a deceased family member?
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.
How do I know who to file my personal injury lawsuit against?
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.
Will I have to testify at trial?
We prepare every case as if we are going to trial. However, some of our personal injury cases settle out of court before a trial. In the event that a trial does occur, our personal injury attorneys are trained to make this process as easy on you and your family as possible.