Frequently Asked Personal Injury Law Questions
What categories does a personal injury lawsuit fall into?
Since these accidents are usually the result of the negligence or wrongdoing of another person, company, government agency, or other entity, personal injury categories can stem from a slip and fall, a motor vehicle accident, a bicycle accident, a pedestrian accident, an assault, a sexual assault or an act of negligence.
How long does a personal injury lawsuit usually take?
Depending on the significance of the case and the length of time it takes your injury to heal or plateau, it can take up to 2 to 3 years.
What type of fee am I to expect for my lawsuit?
The fee is based on the specifics of the case and is typically 25% of the amount we obtain for the client if we resolve the case at least 30 days prior to trial.
What is the average settlement for a personal injury lawsuit?
As every case is unique to the client’s circumstances there is no real average for settlement figures. While there is a limit of about $345,000 (as of Dec 2012) for pain and suffering, there is no set limit for other damages such as future income loss or loss of earnings, future health care costs or future housekeeping and home maintenance costs.
What steps does a law firm take when helping a client?
- Our law firm will help with the gathering of information, hiring an occupational therapist if needed, hiring doctors, arranging for the payment of medical expenses, obtaining expert reports and hiring experts in accident analysis.
- If you have been injured in a car accident, the ICBC Claim Lawyers at Stevenson Luchies & Legh will walk you through the entire claim procedure. Our dedicated ICBC injury settlement team can ensure that you get the fair and just ICBC settlement you deserve.
- We arrange for our services to be covered by a percentage of the settlement. We can also obtain help for you to manage your financial commitments during the time it takes to resolve your case.
- Our ICBC claim specialists are available 24 hours a day, seven days a week to help you and your family get through a difficult process with as little unnecessary stress as possible.
Is there any financial help that can be obtained while my case is being heard?
Our law firm can assist you in obtaining a loan for such situations.