Since 1986 Eric Turkewitz has represented victims of medical malpractice and other acts of negligence resulting in significant injuries before judges and juries. His representation has stretched across numerous medical fields. He has tried ca...
Practice areas & skills: Personal Injury, Medical Malpractice
I started my legal career in 1970 as an assistant Corporation Counsel for the City of NY in the Tort Division, where I defended the City in personal injury cases. This experience provided me with a strong working knowledge of muncipal negligence l...
Practice areas & skills: Personal Injury, Medical Malpractice, Defective and Dangerous Products
I aggressively litigate cases nationwide. My firm handles class actions and mass torts. I love discussing the law and if you have a potential case we offer free consultations - please call us at (800) 910-0529. You will find me and my firm to be p...
Practice areas & skills: Personal Injury, Employment & Labor, Trucking Accident, Litigation, Nursing Home Abuse and Neglect
We represent businesses and individuals who are in need of serious litigation counsel. Nolan Klein has defended clients in many hundreds of legal disputes and has obtained tens of millions in settlements and judgments. Mr. Klein appears as a legal...
Practice areas & skills: Personal Injury, Commercial, Litigation
Review: “I had a bad accident in July of 2010. My leg was broken in five places. I was heliported to the hospital and needed three surgeries over 18 months. Thank god I hired John to handle my case. He settled it for a very sig...
Practice areas & skills: Personal Injury, Civil Rights, Car Accidents
Review: “Mark Bower is a brilliant, generous and talented lawyer. I have know him for over 30 years, and I would recommend him without any reservation. He is dedicated to his clients and the betterment of the legal profession.”
Practice areas & skills: Personal Injury, Medical Malpractice, Appeals
Personal injury attorneys typically focus on one type of personal injury claim, such as car accident injuries or medical malpractice. They also have experience in tort law, which involves civil litigation to recover financial damages in a settlement. The following are a few scenarios where you might consider hiring a personal injury lawyer to represent you:
A personal injury lawyer provides legal representation to anyone involved in a personal injury claim, whether you’re being sued (defendant) or suing (plaintiff). A lawyer can:
Your insurance company won’t provide you with a lawyer or give legal advice regarding your personal injury but they may cover parts of the medical bill if you have been injured. The two of you have very different goals. An insurance company's goal in an accident is to pay out as little as possible if you’re involved in a personal injury, and your goal is to get as much of your injury and damage costs covered. If you have a case which is specific to insurance, consider hiring an insurace lawyer instead.
Most personal injury lawyers take cases on contingency. This means that instead of charging a fee directly, the attorney takes a portion of the damages received from a successful case. That portion will usually be about 33% of the total settlement money.
However, the percentage a lawyer charges will often depend on how complex the case is. Lawyers will often require higher percentages as a case goes further through the court system. The final percentage may end up being as high as 60% in especially challenging cases.
In the event that you win your case, the settlement check is typically sent to your lawyer. Your lawyer will deduct their fee, and then send the remaining amount to you.
The cost of a personal injury lawyer depends on many factors, including your state and the kind of case you have. However, the biggest factor is how long it takes to resolve your case. There are 3 general stages at which a personal injury lawsuit can be resolved:
The further along in the process you go, the more likely it is that you’ll pay your lawyer more. This is because each stage in the process requires more work on the part of your lawyer. Do your part to read related articles, talk to your attorney, and learn about the different pricing options that exist. Remember that a local personal injury attorney may have a different price than what you see online.
Before you hire a personal injury attorney, you'll want to meet for an initial consultation. Many attorneys will offer this consultation for free, as the meeting helps them decide whether you have a viable case. Here are a few questions you'll want to ask during the consultation: