If you or a loved one have sustained an injury that was caused by the reckless or negligent actions of another person, you may be entitled to significant compensation. At the Dan Doyle Law Group, we know you will have many questions during the personal injury settlement process. Here, our Philadelphia injury attorneys want to talk about how you can ask your attorney about your settlement because we know that you need this compensation.
When you secure an attorney to handle your personal injury case, they are your advocate. Your attorney is there to level the playing field against well-funded insurance carriers that will do anything to limit the amount of money they pay you in a settlement.
You should have an attorney that has no problem answering any questions or concerns you have about your case. If you are wondering how to ask your attorney about yourself, the answer is this – call them and ask them.
If you are expecting a settlement for your personal injury case, it is important to understand that every case is different. In the early stages of a case, it is impossible to predict how much a final settlement will be. Even if your case looks like a slam dunk wins, there are still various factors that work to determine how much the final settlement will be. We mention this because it can be frustrating if your attorney cannot give you an exact amount. Until a deal is signed with an insurance carrier or an at-fault party, there is no guarantee about a final settlement amount.
Most personal injury attorneys take these cases on a contingency fee basis. This means that the injured person (plaintiff) will pay no upfront or out-of-pocket costs related to their case. They will only pay legal fees after a final settlement is obtained. The legal fees will be an agreed-upon percentage of the final settlement. This is important to keep in mind when you are working to determine how much you will receive when the case is entirely finished. The contingency fee will be agreed upon before your attorney began to work on your case. If your case is unsuccessful for some reason, and you do not receive compensation, you will not owe your attorney anything.
If you or somebody you care about has been injured due to the negligence of another person, you may be anticipating a settlement through insurance or from a personal injury lawsuit. At the Dan Doyle Law Group, we are proud to help injured victims throughout the Philadelphia area to recover the compensation they need. This includes: