In order to win most personal injury cases, you must be able to prove that you suffered an injury and/or a financial loss as a result of someone else’s negligence or carelessness. The person that you file a lawsuit against must be responsible for your harms and losses because of his or her actions (or lack of action), and you must be able to show that you were actually damaged in some way, whether this consists of a physical injury and/or financial losses.
There are many different reasons to file a lawsuit, known as “causes of action,” which may be available to you. In order to properly assess whether any of these causes of action apply to your case, you need to speak with an experienced injury attorney. At your initial consultation, your attorney will review your claim and decide if you have a good reason to file a lawsuit, or if he or she needs more information in order to make that decision.
The accident and injury attorneys at PollackSteinberg, LLP, THE FIGHTING FOR PEOPLE INJURY LAW GROUP ™, offer these types of consultations to injured people and their loved ones. If you are unsure if you have a case, call (800) 549-4LAW and speak with one of our experienced personal injury attorneys. Because we only take injury cases on a contingent fee basis, meaning that we only get paid if you win, you can be confident that our attorneys will only take cases they believe in and that you bear no risk in seeking the assistance from the attorneys at THE FIGHTING FOR PEOPLE INJURY LAW GROUP ™.
If you have been injured, are unsure as to the long-term impact of an injury, and/or have suffered significant financial losses as a result of an injury incident, an experienced personal injury attorney should be consulted before giving any statement or signing any papers of any kind. This should take place as soon after the accident as possible.
All types of lawsuits have deadlines—if you wait too long to consult an attorney, you may lose your right to ever file a claim. Some of these limits can be as short as 90 days after an injury. In addition, if you were injured in an auto accident, you may need to file certain types of paperwork as soon as a month after your injury and in limited cases you may need to report a claim to the proper authority within 24 hours.
Without an attorney, you might not only miss deadlines, but you may miss out on important types of benefits and compensation. Never trust that an insurance company is getting you the best settlement. An attorney can often negotiate significantly more compensation for you and your family than an insurance company first offered you. Always remember, the insurance industry is designed to make as much profit as possible, which means it is in their best interests to pay you the least amount of money. At PollackSteinberg, LLP, we fight insurance companies to get you compensation that is fair and that properly compensates you for your harms and losses.
You have nothing to lose by scheduling a consultation with the attorneys at PollackSteinberg, LLP, operating as THE FIGHTING FOR PEOPLE INJURY LAW GROUP ™. To schedule yours today, call (800) 549-4LAW.
We protect our client’s rights in an aggressive and rapid manner, but because of court congestion and the lengthy process of a lawsuit, it could be several years before your case reaches the trial stage. During this period of time, we are working very hard on your behalf and we are attempting to resolve your case for fair value throughout the process. Unlike what you see on television shows, most of the work on a case takes place well before the trial. This is the time when we are busy laying the groundwork for your case, gathering medical records and reports, accident reports and work records, taking photographs and conducting other types of investigation. This is also the time when we develop and research theories of liability and damages.
When litigation formally begins, medical information, wage records, expert witness information and other documentation is exchanged with our adversaries. We schedule depositions with medical experts, witnesses, and accident investigators so that we can be thoroughly prepared to fight for your rights. This is also the time when the injured plaintiff may have a medical examination performed by a physician who has been hired by our adversary. Unlike most law firms, the attorney’s at PollackSteinberg, LLP, most often accompany our clients to protect their rights at these examinations and hire an independent nurse to observe and document what the defense doctor does throughout the process. This entire process is referred to as “discovery,” and while we move through this phase as rapidly as possible, there is often a waiting period before the trial date is set based upon the Court Rules that have been established to govern litigation cases.
It may take less time to resolve your case if you receive a fair and equitable settlement offer from the person who caused your injury. A case can settle at any time, but the strongest settlements usually occur when your attorneys have aggressively worked up your file to show the insurance company that you mean business. Sometimes, however, a case may not resolve until shortly before the trial stage, or even following a trial.
Determining the value of your case depends on a great many factors that are different in every case, depending on the severity and long-term effects of your injury, the financial losses, as well as the defendant’s degree of negligence.
Some of the factors which may affect the value of your case include, but are not limited to:
• Whether you were out of work because of your injury,
• Your income before the injury,
• Whether you will be able to work in the future,
• Your medical bills and expenses,
• Costs like damage to vehicles or other property, and
• The amount of pain and suffering your injury caused.
While it is impossible to say for sure how much each case is worth, especially while a case is being worked up, the personal injury attorneys at PollackSteinberg, LLP, THE FIGHTING FOR PEOPLE INJURY LAW GROUP ™, can evaluate your case and give you a better idea of the possibilities. For a consultation about your legal options, call PollackSteinberg, LLP, today at 1-800-549-4LAW (4529).
The law offices of PollackSteinberg, LLP, offer an initial consultation on all cases. You can call us using a toll-free number, 1-800-549-4LAW (4529).
If you decide to retain our services, we will work for you and your family on a contingency basis. This means that we do not receive a fee unless we are successful in obtaining a settlement or winning your lawsuit. If we are not successful, you will not be billed for our services. All of our clients are provided with a written retainer agreement that clearly spells out this arrangement.
Preparation of a case for litigation involves out-of-pocket costs like court and filing fees, investigation expenses, transcript costs, charges for medical records and reports, and expert witness fees. In nearly all cases, the law offices of PollackSteinberg, LLP, will advance these costs on your behalf, because we know that you have enough burdens after an injury or an accident. Once the case is successfully completed, the expenses and legal fees in your case are taken into consideration when determining the distribution to which you are entitled. In most circumstances involving the rare case where a result is not favorable, you are not responsible for reimbursing PollackSteinberg, LLP, for the costs and expenses advanced on your behalf.
When you hire the attorneys at PollackSteinberg, LLP, THE FIGHTING FOR PEOPLE INJURY LAW GROUP ™, you can feel comfortable in knowing that you have hired lawyers who fight for you and are willing to bear the risk of that fight, and are not on the side of the insurance company.