FAQ - Frequently Asked Questions


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  1. HOW MUCH IS MY CASE WORTH?
  2. HOW MUCH DO I HAVE TO PAY?
  3. WHO DECIDES WHETHER TO ACCEPT A SETTLEMENT OFFER?
  4. HOW WILL MY DOCTOR BILLS BE PAID?
  5. HOW WILL I PAY MY LIVING EXPENSES?
  6. CAN MY ATTORNEY LOAN ME MONEY WHILE THE CASE IS PENDING?
  7. HOW LONG WILL MY CASE TAKE?
  8. WHAT IF I WAS IN AN AUTO ACCIDENT AND I WAS NOT WEARING A SEATBELT?
  9. WHAT IF I WAS INJURED IN AN ACCIDENT THAT WAS NOT MY FAULT, BUT I WAS ISSUED A TICKET?
  10. DO I HAVE TO ATTEND COURT HEARINGS AND DEPOSITIONS OF WITNESSES IN MY CASE?
  11. HOW MANY DAYS WILL THE TRIAL TAKE?
  12. ARE YOU A LAWYER REFERRAL SERVICE?
  13. IF I HAVE A PREEXISTING INJURY WILL THAT EFFECT HOW MUCH I CAN RECOVER?
  14. WHAT IS A SOFT TISSUE CASE?
  15. WILL THE JURY FIND OUT ABOUT A CRIMINAL CONVICTION?
  16. IF I WAS INJURED ON THE JOB, CAN I SUE MY EMPLOYER?
  17. I WORK FOR A SUBCONTRACTOR AND WAS INJURED ON THE JOB BY ANOTHER SUBCONTRACT, CAN I SUE THE SUBCONTRACTOR THAT CAUSED MY INJURIES?

7. HOW LONG WILL MY CASE TAKE?

ANSWER: The amount of time it takes to handle your case depends upon the type of case and severity of your injuries. For example if you were in an auto accident and suffer a broken wrist that has to be surgically repaired, then you are expected to reach maximum medical improvement (MMI) is just a few months and a claim can be submitted very quickly. However, if you suffered a closed head injury, you may not reach MMI for up to a year or longer. This will determine when a claim is ready to be submitted. In auto accident cases, the jury is not allowed to award you non-economic damages (i.e. pain & suffering) unless you suffer: (1) a significant and permanent loss of an important bodily function; or (2) a permanent injury within a reasonable degree of medical probability, other than scarring or disfigurement; or (3) significant and permanent scarring or disfigurement. Once you have reached MMI, then your doctor will be able to determine whether you have suffered a permanent disability, loss of important bodily function or permanent scarring or disfigurement. Accordingly, in most auto accident cases, before a claim is submitted, you must wait until MMI is reached before submitting the claim.



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