FAQ’s About Your Personal Injury Case
HOW MUCH WILL IT COST TO HIRE A PERSONAL INJURY ATTORNEY?
Many people who have been involved in an accident do not contact a lawyer because they fear they will have to pay large fees for simply contacting a lawyer about their case. As is the case with most personal injury attorneys, Fox Law offers free consultations on all cases. In your consultation, your case will be discussed and the facts will be reviewed. From this free consultation, your case will be evaluated. If Fox Law accepts your case, it will be handled on a contingency basis, which means you pay nothing. Fox Law carries all of the costs and assumes all of the risks when we accept your personal injury case. There are NO FEES or OUT OF POCKET COSTS for our clients, until we recover for you.
WHAT IS MY CASE WORTH?
Case value can rarely be determined early on, as there are many unknown valuation factors that can only be developed over time, such as the correct diagnosis of the injuries, length of treatment, amount of medical bills, amount of subrogation liens (Workman’s Compensation, Medicare, and Health Insurance), work loss, lost earning capacity, and future prognosis addressing daily living restrictions. If a lawyer tells you what your case is worth following an initial consultation or within a short time period of the injury, be wary of their motives.
WHAT IF I AM PARTIALLY AT FAULT?
Under Pennsylvania and New Jersey law, you may still recover damages if you are partially at fault, unless a judge or jury finds you to be more than 50% responsible for your own injury. In other words, if you were found to be 40% at fault, and the property owner was found to be 60% at fault, you can recover damages for your slip and fall. This is known as Comparative Negligence. There is no formula for arriving at a precise number for a person’s comparative negligence. You need an experienced slip and fall lawyer to negotiate for your settlement with an insurance adjuster or possibly argue your case to a jury at trial to discuss all of the factors that might have caused the accident.