Frequently Asked Questions About Person Injury Law
Personal injury cases can be complicated. If you have suffered an injury due to someone else’s negligence, you may feel overwhelmed and not sure where to turn. At Law Office of Colonna & Doyle, we talk to people throughout Boston’s northern suburbs about their personal injury cases. The following are some of the questions we commonly hear:
How Much Does It Cost To Hire A Lawyer?
One concern many people have about hiring a lawyer is how much it will cost them. When it comes to personal injury claims, however, most attorneys, including those at Law Office of Colonna & Doyle, work on a contingency fee basis. That means you only pay us attorney fees if we recover compensation for you. You do not have to pay us anything upfront, and your fee is based on a percentage of the amount we recover.
Can I Sue If I Was Partly At Fault?
Yes. As long as you were less than 50% at fault for the accident, you may recover. The jury may reduce your damages award by the amount you are at fault, however. For example, if the jury decides you were 25% at fault for a motor vehicle accident and had damages worth $100,000, they may only award you $75,000.
How Much Is My Case Worth?
We cannot answer this question for you until we have a chance to review the details regarding your case, including the circumstances of the accident and the severity of your injuries. Every personal injury case is different, but we can usually give you an idea of what to expect. We are happy to review your case for free.
How Long Will My Case Take?
Again, this depends on the facts of your case. We do not advise settling your case too early because we want to be sure we understand the full extent of your injuries. Therefore, we advise waiting until you finish your medical treatment to negotiate a settlement, which may take three to six months from the end of your treatment. If we cannot settle your case, we will take it to trial, which takes longer and depends upon the court’s schedule. We will give you a personalized estimate when we review your case.