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4 Need to Know Items About Personal Injury Claims

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If you live in the Cleveland, Ohio area and you have recently been involved in a personal injury accident, seeking help from a capable attorney is vital.  Working together with a personal injury attorney in Cleveland is a way to get the compensation you deserve to help get your life back on track, and to eliminate the hassle of dealing with difficult insurance companies. A personal injury attorney will make sure you have the records, police reports and additional proof to prove you are in need of financial compensation.

Costs of Working with Personal Injury Lawyers

The cost of working with a personal injury lawyer varies.  Most personal injury firms get paid for their legal work based on a “contingent fee.”  This means that the lawyer’s services do not cost anything unless and until there is a monetary recovery.  (You may have to pay some expenses, such as the cost for your medical records, outside of the contingent fee arrangement.)  The fee arrangement is not always the same, so be sure to discuss your options with each personal injury firm before making a decision that is right for you.  Thrasher, Dinsmore & Dolan’s personal injury team works on a contingent fee basis; the percentage will vary depending on the complexity of the case and the stage of the recovery.

What Can Be Recovered in a Personal Injury Lawsuit?

In a personal injury lawsuit, you may be entitled to recover medical bills, money you may be owed for time lost at work, the damage to your vehicle and reasonable charges for a rental car.  You can also seek damages for any injuries, including scarring, surgical procedures, disability, and pain and suffering, depending on the circumstances surrounding your case and the extent of your injuries.  In some cases where the misbehavior of the driver who caused the collision is extreme (like drunk driving), punitive damages may be sought in addition to the other damages.

How Long Does a Case Take on Average?

Our Cleveland Ohio attorneys work to get your case in process and completed within a few months after your physician has released you from treatment. Although this is not always possible, we work as hard as we can to provide you with the quickest case settlement without the filing of a lawsuit.  If litigation is necessary, we work vigorously to proceed with the case and if necessary, proceed to trial to help get you the money you deserve for any injuries, lost wages, or emotional suffering you have endured.

Will I Owe Money Once the Case is Over?

When your case has been settled, you may owe the attorney a set fixed fee or a percentage of the money you have been awarded, depending on the amount you have settled for in or out of court, plus reimbursement for out-of-pocket expenses.

Working with a personal injury attorney in Cleveland can help you to get the compensation you deserve, and allow you to become more knowledgeable about the law and the rights you have regarding your case.  When you have been the victim of a personal injury, talk to our professional Cleveland, Ohio attorneys to get the representation you.