Do I Have An Injury Lawsuit?
It’s a common question. “Do I have an injury lawsuit?” We get it all the time. Friends and family ask us. “What about this situation?” “Is this a lawsuit?” When people at social gatherings find out what we do, they ask. It’s okay, we don’t mind. Everyone knows someone who has had an injury. So, how do you know if you have an injury lawsuit? The best advice is to ask an injury attorney. Don’t ask just one attorney, ask several, especially if you get turned down.
Here’s Why You Should Talk To An Attorney
Hopefully, this is your first major injury. You don’t have experience with insurance in settling a claim. But, injury attorneys have experience. We’ve helped thousands of people just like you. Our experience helps you get the best results for your situation.
When you call us, we take down your information. Our staff will ask you a few basic questions to determine which one of our attorneys could best help you. Then, you’ll speak to an attorney. The attorney will ask you some of the same basic questions and have you describe the incident causing your injury. The attorney will ask for details about the incident and your insurance coverage.
There are times when one attorney discovers something important that another attorney missed. We’ve been very successful with cases that several other law firms turned down. In one recent case, a truck driver was about to give up. He called us and spoke to Howard. We were able to get him $475,000 for his delivery driver injury.
What Does An Injury Attorney Do?
First and foremost, an injury attorney understands the law and how it applies to your situation. Second, they understand how to help you get the best results from insurance providers. If need be, your attorney should be prepared to take your case to court before a judge and jury. An injury attorney handles all legal costs up front. When (if) the case is settled, those costs will come out of the settlement money. After a case is settled, an attorney can also help reduce any outstanding medical care costs.
Understanding Why Some Lawyers Say No
There are times when we have to turn down an injury case. It’s never fun to tell someone their injury doesn’t qualify for a successful lawsuit. There are many reasons an injury might not qualify. The statute of limitations. An injury is too minor. No one was at fault for the injury. Don’t be too afraid to be turned down, it’s always better to ask and understand your options.
Sometimes, we meet people who do have grounds for a successful lawsuit, but it’s not a case we can help with. It happens. Additionally, there are times when a successful lawsuit wouldn’t bring positive income for the injured person. We don’t want to discourage injured people from calling. The only way to understand your options is to actually speak to an injury attorney.
Remember, a law firm is a business. To operate, the law firm must have income from successful cases. There can be many reasons why an attorney would say no to an injury case. We always do our best to try to explain if a case is not something we can help with. If you get turned down by one law firm don’t be discouraged, call another law firm.
What Determines The Value Of An Injury Lawsuit?
Many factors determine how much an injury case is worth. The extent of your injuries. Your insurance. The other party’s insurance. How much treatment you need. Time missed from work. The cost of ongoing health care. A lot of considerations go into how much money you should get for an injury. Find out how much is my injury worth.
How Much Does An Injury Attorney Cost
In Pennsylvania, personal injury attorneys normally offer free consultations. Injury lawyers also work on a contingency fee basis. This means you don’t pay the law firm unless they recover money for you. You don’t pay filing fees, court costs, document fees – nothing – unless they recover money for you.
Haggerty & Silverman Injury Attorneys In Lancaster, PA
At Haggerty & Silverman, we have been helping people just like you. If you need help with an injury case, or just want to ask some questions, call our award-winning legal team for help. You can call or text us anytime at 717-397-3200. Or, use our online contact form to schedule a free personal injury consultation.
We offer free consultations. You don’t pay us unless we win money for you.