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Important Information You Need Before Filing Personal Injury Lawsuits

Tom Koester

If you’ve been injured in an accident and you’re looking to retain a personal injury attorney, you probably have a lot of questions when it comes to retaining a lawyer and filing personal injury lawsuits This is an overwhelming time and we understand that, so we’d like to provide you with some basic information to gather from the personal injury attorney you’re looking to retain.

Fees and Disbursements

The first and probably most important question you have is how much the attorney fees will be. Most will work on a contingency basis, meaning if you don’t win your case, you don’t get paid. Also, you’ll want to ask about disbursement fees and whether or not they’re required up front. It helps to know the financial aspect of things before you commit.

Strong Case

You want to make sure you have a strong case in order to understand if you have a good chance to recover damages. If your case is not strong enough, it’s really just a waste of everyone’s time.

Potential Damages

You’ll want to find out exactly what you can sue for, such as repair bills, medical bills, and even emotional distress. And while your attorney can give you an approximate amount, he can help estimate how much you stand to collect if successful.

Time Frame

Knowing the time frame you’re under is helpful when preparing to file a lawsuit is necessary. Ask what the statute of limitations is so you know how long you have before making a decision to file your suit. You don’t want to rush into your decision, but you don’t want to procrastinate and miss the deadline. It’s also helpful to know how long the case may last in order to plan accordingly.

For more information on filing a lawsuit, contact us to review your case

Client Reviews

I had an automobile accident with substantial injuries that made it difficult to leave my house. Tom came to my home to meet with me on may occasions and got be a very good settlement.

Jan Mitchel

These guys are solid for personal injury cases. I have referred a number of auto accident cases to them fro friends and family and they have done an excellent job and recovered more than I would have thought...

Quick Fit

I worked with Tom Koester on my auto accident case. He treated me with respect and recovered enough money that it made a positive impact on my life. I would recommend.

William Monroe

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