As affirmed by the American Bar Association (ABA), many personal injury cases are paid for on a contingency-fee-basis. If a personal injury lawyer agrees to accept your case and agrees to this fee structure:
- You will pay nothing up-front.
- Your lawyer will take their fee from the settlement they negotiate for you or your court award.
- Your lawyer will not charge you attorney fees if your case is unsuccessful.
Your lawyer will explain the percentage of your settlement or court award they will deduct when you sign on for representation.
In addition to explaining how you pay for your case, a lawyer from our firm can ensure you understand your filing deadline and the negotiation process. We can also explain how your case is valued and the size of your potential compensation package.
Request Payment for These Accident-Related Damages
A lawyer from our firm can work with you to pursue compensation from the at-fault party. As part of this process, we will help you thoroughly assess the value of your damages. In most personal injury lawsuits, you could be entitled to two types of damages:
- Economic damages
- Non-economic damages
You do not have to calculate the value of your lawsuit on your own. Our team can take time to explain each of the damage types and show you which of your financial expenses and losses fit into each category.
Economic damages are fixed expenses that typically come with a bill or receipt for a specific amount of money. These might be simple to calculate because they often only require simple tabulation. Economic damages include:
- Medical expenses
- Lost income and wages
- Property damages
- Funeral and burial expenses
We can help you compile and organize these damages and include them in your compensation claim or lawsuit.
Non-economic damages do not have a fixed cost and are often calculated based on the severity of your injuries, the extent of your suffering, and the change your injuries impose on your lifestyle. Non-economic damages include:
- Physical impairment
- Physical disfigurement
- Pain and suffering
- Emotional distress
Assigning a value to these intangible damages on your own might be challenging, so our team can help ensure these damages are not undervalued or underpaid.
There is a third type of damages called punitive damages. However, as affirmed by the ABA, punitive damages are rarely awarded in personal injury cases. They are issued at the judge or jury’s discretion and are typically only awarded if the at-fault party’s actions were intentional or particularly egregious.
Reap the Benefits of a Personal Injury Lawyer
Working with a personal injury lawyer from our firm will allow you to focus on your physical recovery. If your lawsuit is for the death of a loved one, the support of our team can give your family time to cope with this unexpected loss.
On your behalf, a personal injury lawyer from our firm can:
- Obtain and submit insurance forms
- Provide regular updates on your case
- Investigate, organize, and submit evidence
- Identify, locate, and question witnesses
Our firm can also manage settlement negotiations for you. If a favorable settlement offer cannot be reached, we can represent you in court and keep fighting for the compensation you may deserve due to negligence.
Preserve Your Right to Go to Court
Every state imposes a filing deadline—known as a statute of limitations—on personal injury lawsuits. If a plaintiff tries to file their lawsuit after this deadline expires, their case may get dismissed.
With sufficient notice, our team can ensure the statute of limitations is met in your case and that you retain your right to sue. We can also explain any factors that may alter the statute of limitations in your case.
Farmer & Morris Law, PLLC Can Help You Fight for Financial Recovery
You do not have to fight alone for your financial recovery in the aftermath of an injury. Concerns about how to pay for your case should not prevent you from getting legal assistance or keep you from getting the compensation you may be entitled to due to negligence.
At Farmer & Morris Law, PLLC, we represent our personal injury clients on a contingency-fee-basis. To learn more about how we can serve you, call our client intake team today at (828) 286-3866. Your initial consultation is free.