Who will pay for the expenses associated with my case?
If our firm accepts your case, we will front all expenses associated with pursuing a financial settlement. Quite often, this can amount to thousands of dollars (in some very serious cases, over $100,000). Then, when, and if, we make a recovery on your behalf, our firm receives those costs back.
Why should I hire your firm to represent me?
We’ve handled some of the most serious personal injury and wrongful death cases in Minnesota and care deeply for our clients. Our family owned law firm is committed to providing you with the best possible representation and recovery if you’ve suffered an injury or lost a loved one. We know finding a personal injury lawyer to represent you can be stressful and confusing. We offer free consultations that afford potential clients an opportunity to get to know us and make an informed decision about whether our law firm is a good fit.
How much is my case worth?
Because every case is unique, it is impossible to place a value on your case without a thorough investigation of the underlying facts and injuries. Generally, the more serious the injury, the more the case is worth. The same is true on the issue of liability. The more clearly someone is at fault for an accident, the larger the recovery will be. Even if you have serious injuries and liability is not an issue, the amount of insurance coverage that is available will play a critical role in the value of your financial recovery.
If I have to pay a lawyer a portion of my settlement, does that mean I will recover less?
Usually not. Insurance companies rarely pay full value for claims presented in the absence of legal representation. The job of a personal injury lawyer is to maximize the value of your case. The job of an insurance adjuster is just the opposite. We protect you by conducting a thorough investigation, exploring all avenues of financial recovery, employing top experts and take matters to trial when the insurance company won’t pay fair value for your claim.
How will I get treatment for my injuries if I don’t have health insurance?
Most healthcare providers will provide treatment for injured patients, as long as a lien is in place on your file. Once the case is concluded, the provider will be paid from your settlement. Quite often we are able to negotiate a reduction in your health care bills. Even if you have health insurance, you may wish to treat out of your coverage network to allow yourself to receive the best level of care possible.
How long will it take to conclude my case?
Generally, the more serious the case, the longer it will take to conclude. The typical case, handled properly, will take at least one year to resolve. This will afford your treating doctors the time necessary to provide a solid opinion about the permanency of your injuries and level of ongoing care you will require.
What is the statute of limitations for personal injury cases?
Each case must be examined independently. Generally, however, a wrongful death case must be pursued within two years, a medical malpractice claim must be pursued within four years and other accident cases must be brought within six years. Please contact us to discuss the specific limitations in place regarding your case.
If your law firm doesn’t handle my type of injury case, can you refer me to a lawyer who does?
Yes. Personal injury lawyers rarely handle every type of injury case. Although we handle most types of personal injury cases, there are specialties that we do not have expertise in. Please contact us to discuss your matter. If we are unable to effectively represent you, we will do the right thing and refer you to a qualified lawyer who does handle that type of case.
If you have been injured in a personal injury accident, do not hesitate to contact a Personal Injury Lawyer from our firm as soon as possible. More information here