Answering Your Personal Injury Questions
If you suffered an injury and are considering pursuing a personal injury claim, you probably have questions about the recovery process. To help you get started, the attorneys at Durflinger Oliver & Associates PS answered common questions about personal injury cases below.
How Much Is My Case Worth?
Because each injury and the circumstances of each accident are unique, no two injury cases are the same. The amount of your claim will vary depending on the severity of your injury, any permanent limitations and the percentage of fault. For example, a slip-and-fall victim who suffered a broken arm would likely receive a much smaller settlement than an injured pedestrian who suffered permanent disfigurement or the loss of a limb.
How Much Will A Case Cost Me?
We handle claims on a contingency fee basis. This means there are no upfront expenses, and you pay nothing unless we win your case. If our firm successfully recovers damages for your case, we collect a percentage of the settlement or verdict.
Should I Accept The Insurance Company’s Settlement Offer?
As a for-profit business, the insurance company will try to minimize payouts. An initial offer may not reflect the true costs of the accident. You should not accept an offer from the insurance company without first speaking to your attorney. A lawyer can help you review your ongoing costs and current expenses to determine a fair settlement amount.
Do I Really Need An Attorney?
While it is possible to file the required paperwork to initiate a lawsuit and represent yourself in a personal injury claim, your chances of successfully recovering damages are much lower. An attorney can help you document and evaluate your injuries, build a compelling argument and negotiate adequate compensation.
Can Immigrants File Personal Injury Lawsuits?
Citizens and noncitizens alike can suffer injuries resulting from negligence. Regardless of your immigration status, including noncitizens here temporarily, permanently or unlawfully, you have the right to pursue damages after an accident caused by another.