Personal Injury FAQs
If I hire a Personal Injury Lawyer to handle my case, how are my legal fees and costs paid?
Our firm will not ask you to pay for expenses and legal fees up front. Our firm works on a contingency fee basis, which means that our fees are a percentage of the settlement. If your case doesn’t settle, we don’t get paid.
Do I have a case?
There are many factors in determining whether or not you have a case. Call our office immediately for your free consultation to see if you have a case 619-338-8230.
What is the California Statute of Limitations for a Personal Injury Settlement?
Within two years of the date of your accident, you must either settle your bodily injury case or file the case in court. Minors receive an extension until two years after their eighteenth birthday.
What is my case worth?
The extent of your injuries and the amount of your medical bills is a very large factor in your settlement amount, but there are many other factors as well. They also look at when you started medical treatment. It is always best to not delay in seeking the medical attention that you need for your injuries. Furthermore, the defendant in your case has policy limits with their insurance company. Liability is also a factor in determining what a case is worth. Our firm will have a good idea of the value of your case when we know all of the above mentioned factors.
Will I receive less if I hire a personal injury lawyer for their representation?
In most cases, claimants obtain a higher settlement with an lawyer than without one. Our office is on your side and will fight to get you the highest settlement possible. The insurance company is not on your side and doesn’t want to pay out your claim. They settle cases to avoid litigation. If you try to settle your case without an attorney, you will be little threat to the insurance company. Insurance companies will frequently offer claimants a low settlement offer immediately before they even start treatment to make the case worth much less. If you take this offer, you cannot attain a second settlement later.
How long will my case take to settle?
Every case is different. Some cases settle immediately while others take several years. Our firm can give you a better estimate when we know the extent of your injuries.
Will I have to go to court?
It is our goal to settle all cases. Most of cases settle pre-litigation. However, if the insurance company isn’t offering a fair amount for your case, we will file the case in court.