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How Much Do Personal Injury Lawyers Cost?

Most personal injury law firms, such as Nadrich Law Corporation, represent clients on a contingency fee basis. What this means is that the client is not charged any fee until and unless financial compensation is recovered for the client. No upfront fees or out-of-pocket fees are charged. The only fee charged is a percentage of whatever money is recovered for the client.

What if I Was Partially Responsible for My Accident?

You can still recover compensation for your injuries in California even if you were partially at fault for your accident. In fact, you can recover compensation even if you were 99 percent at fault for your accident. In California, the amount of money you’re eligible to recover for your injuries is simply reduced by the percentage of fault attributed to you regarding your accident. So, if you are found to be 40 percent at fault for an accident, you can still recover compensation for your injuries – your compensation will simply be reduced by 40 percent.

How Long Will My Case Take?

There is no single answer to this question. The amount of time it takes for you to ultimately receive a settlement or award will depend upon the individual circumstances of your case. Factors which can impact how long your case takes include how long it takes for you to reach maximum medical improvement, how many parties are liable for your injuries, and whether your case needs to go to trial or not. That being said, the average personal injury case results in a settlement or judgment between three and 12 months after the injury victim hires a lawyer. Your results may vary depending on your circumstances.

How Much Is My Case Worth?

Again, there is no single answer to this question. The value of your case will depend upon the damages you suffered. Factors that will impact the value of your case include the severity of your injuries, if you had to miss time from work due to your injuries, if your injuries left you disabled, the amount of physical pain and mental suffering you endured, and if your accident was the result of intentional or reckless conduct.

Should I Accept The Insurance Company’s Offer?

If the insurance company has already offered you a settlement before you’ve even hired a lawyer, the chances are close to 100 percent that the settlement offer is not even close to being a fair one. Insurance companies aren’t going to offer you a fair settlement offer unless they think you can sue them and win over an offer that’s too small. If you don’t have a lawyer, they know you can’t sue them and win. Insurance companies will typically only even start to think about paying injury victims what they deserve once they’ve received a letter of representation from a lawyer. If you’re seeking the maximum possible compensation for your injuries from an insurance company, you need to hire a lawyer to send a message to the insurance company that you mean business.

The Insurance Company Wants a Recorded Statement From Me – Should I Give It?

No. Giving it is the worst thing you could possibly do. If you say the tiniest little thing wrong while being recorded, it could lead to you receiving far less money, or no money at all, for your injuries. Leave dealing with the insurance companies to your personal injury lawyer.

Will I Need To Go To Court?

The chances are very low that you will have to go to court if you hire us. Almost all of our cases settle out of court because of our long, consistent track record of success. Insurance companies keep files on personal injury lawyers and their files on us tell them that it is a waste of their time and money to try to take us on in court. When insurance companies see that we represent clients, they know it’s in their best interest to settle with our clients out of court, since if they don’t, they’re just going to have to pay our clients what they deserve anyways in the end on top of spending expensive legal fees on a court battle they’ll just end up losing.

Will I Harm Anyone I File a Personal Injury Lawsuit Against?

Our clients sometimes ask us this when they want to be compensated for their injuries but don’t want to hurt the person who caused them to be injured. Almost every personal injury claim is handled by lawyers representing insurance companies and paid for by insurance companies, so, in most cases, the at-fault party will not have to pay you any of their own money. Two common exceptions to this, however, are when people are injured by drunk/impaired drivers or are the victim of a battery or an assault. In these cases, we will seek punitive damages on your behalf to punish the wrongdoer and maximize your financial recovery.

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