As personal injury lawyers, we receive many questions about the law and how to file a personal injury lawsuit. These are just a few of the questions we receive.
How do I choose a lawyer?
- Decide why you need a lawyer and then ask your family, friends and neighbors for referrals.
- Search the internet. Research lawyers in your area and review their expertise.
- Interview a few lawyers in person to make sure you like their personality, know their background, and understand their fees.
Is litigation easy?
It is easy to file a lawsuit. However, it is complicated and often times frustrating to be in litigation.
How long will my case take?
The time varies depending on the nature of the case as well as the injuries. Some cases can be resolved quickly in a matter of months. However, most cases take at least a year or two to get to the point of resolution. Still others can take even more time.
How is my legal team compensated?
For most lawsuits for injuries, the attorneys are paid on a contingency contract. This means that the attorneys are paid only if and when you recover an amount stated in the attorney/client agreement.
What happens if I don’t recover any money in my injury lawsuit?
Unfortunately, this can be a possibility. We at Loizzi Law Offices understand our clients’ needs. Sometimes the facts of the case dictate that the client should accept a settlement offer. If we believe that your case should be settled, we will advise you of our recommendation and of likely scenarios of going to trial. We will discuss with you all the possible outcomes, as well as the likelihood of victory at trial. We will make a recommendation based upon our expertise, as to whether the client should accept a settlement or proceed to trial. Whether a client accepts our recommendation is strictly up to the client. The client has the ultimate say in what happens with their case. Of course we will be ready to proceed with whichever path the client selects. A client should know that the justice system is not perfect. In the event the case does not settle and a verdict is rendered for the defense, you, the client will not be responsible for the expenses associated in the preparation of the case.
Do I have to pay my medical bills during litigation?
Yes, unless you are able to get an agreement from your doctor to wait to be paid from any recovery you get. If you reach an agreement, the doctor’s office will file a lien with the court instead of demanding immediate payment. Otherwise, you should continue to submit bills to your insurance company as well as pay any amounts you personally owe.
Every case is different, and the questions that arise while deciding to file a lawsuit will vary, but we will be happy to answer all of them. Please contact our offices at 312.234.9937 to set up an appointment and talk to our staff in person.