Each claim brings a unique challenge for the injured person. An experienced personal injury attorney familiar with this specialized area, will relieve you of the burdens associated with organizing your claim and then presenting it at the proper time to maximize your return. This will allow you to focus on what’s important, which is recovering and feeling better.
Contact me as soon as possible, for many reasons. Details about how the injury happened, or what was said by witnesses are important to record. Also, conditions at a scene change quickly. Depending on the type of claim I will assign an investigator to quickly speak to any witnesses or view the scene. Early access to witnesses, an accident scene and any other evidence is crucial to achieving a successful result.
If I represent a client for personal injuries, my fee will only be paid at the successful conclusion of the claim. If I incur any out of pockets expenses, then they will also be deducted from the settlement or jury award. Those expenses are typically the cost of obtaining medical records, bills, any investigation and of course, if necessary, litigation. Finally, if I do not achieve a successful outcome, then I will not collect a fee and I will absorb any expenses. So, the client is not responsible if I am unsuccessful.
Though it is impossible to predict, oftentimes a settlement can be reached before any lawsuit is necessary. As your attorney, I am there to advise you on whether it is a fair resolution or if a lawsuit is necessary. Ultimately, you have the final say.
That is impossible to predict. So many factors will determine the time to reach a conclusion. It begins with the extent of your injuries and the treatment you will seek. Once treatment has concluded there is additional time necessary to collect all the documentation and make sure all the medical bills have been paid. Also, when state and federal medical assistance programs like Medicaid and Medicare are involved, then special care needs to be taken. Finally, if litigation is the only choice when both sides cannot reach a settlement, then the process can take longer. I will always explain the process when settlement negotiations are taking place so you are fully informed.
That depends on a number of factors. Each state has their own statute of limitations. For example, Massachusetts is three years; Connecticut is two years. If the injured person is under 18, and therefore a minor, that changes the time frame depending on the minor’s age. There are other situations that can arise with different time limits.
You will walk away with the knowledge that all your questions and concerns were addressed. You will feel that you are in good hands and that you are with the right person to manage your claim and that your interests come first.