Why hire a Salem personal injury attorney?
The personal injury attorneys at Parke Gordon law office represent clients injured in various accidents including car accidents, slip and falls, dog bites and more. Our Salem attorneys have years of experience holding insurance companies accountable for the injuries caused by their insured. An attorney can help you maximize your personal injury settlement by negotiating a larger settlement and negotiating reductions for payments for medical charges. One insurance company’s own internal study showed that it paid five times more to claimants who hired an attorney than those who were unrepresented.
Call now at (971) 915-4878 to speak to one of our Salem personal injury attorneys.
How much does it cost to hire a personal injury attorney?
Hiring a personal injury attorney does not cost you anything up front. Instead, personal injury attorneys are paid a percentage of your settlement funds when the claim is paid. This type of fee arrangement is called a contingency fee - the attorney fee is contingent on your attorney obtaining a recovery for you. You owe your attorney nothing if your attorney cannot obtain a settlement for you.
How much is my personal injury case worth?
The value of a personal injury case is based on the negligence of the parties, the nature and extent of injuries, the amount of medical bills incurred to treat injuries, and the impact the injury has on the injured person’s life. Generally speaking, damages are divided into two categories: economic damages and non-economic damages. Economic damages are damages that you can calculate like medical bills and lost wages. Non-economic damages are intangible damages that are difficult to calculate like pain and suffering, scarring, permanent disfigurement, permanent injury, emotional distress and the like.
Other factors that impact case value include the amount of insurance available, the presence of pre-existing injuries, and comparative fault. An attorney can help you value your case so you know you are getting every penny you deserve.
How long do I have to file a personal injury claim?
A statute of limitation is a law that sets a deadline for filing a lawsuit. The deadline is extended if a person is injured when a child. Call us to find out the deadline for your case.
How long will it take to settle my personal injury case?
The time it takes to settle a personal injury case depends on how long it takes for your injures to resolve. If you have minor injuries and a short recovery then your case will settle sooner than if you have severe injuries with a long treatment plan. When you settle your case it is final and you cannot reopen the case to get more money if you end up having additional treatment. We want to ensure that all medical bills are covered by the settlement so we wait until a client’s doctor releases a client from care before we settle a client’s case.