Minot personal injury attorneys answer some of your most common questions
If you are injured as a result of someone’s negligence, you are likely entitled to compensation under the law. You can receive compensation after you are injured in a car accident, after you slip and fall on someone’s property, after you use a defective product, or are injured in some other way that can be attributed to another person’s mistake or neglect.
The Minot personal injury attorneys at the Larson Law Firm have been representing clients in all types of personal injury cases for many years. Through the thousands of consultations we have conducted and cases we have represented, we have heard some of the same questions regarding personal injury cases. We’ve answered some of the most common questions here to help those who are considering pursuing a personal injury claim get the information they need.
How much is my case worth?
One of the first things most clients want to know after they have started looking into bringing a personal injury suit is how much their case might be worth. Some people have dreams of headline-grabbing settlement amounts, which may be possible in some cases but which are not common.
The reality is that we can’t say right away how much your case might be worth. The final settlement amount we try to get will depend on the severity of your injuries, what medical care you have already received and what care you will need going forward, how much income you have lost from work, the pain and suffering you experienced, and more. What the court actually awards you may be lower than the amount we propose. There are too many variables to provide a concrete answer on the monetary value of your case.
What we can promise is that we will fight for the best settlement we can get. We won’t take your case if we feel that we can’t get more compensation for you than what the insurance company would offer on its own.
How much do I have to pay my personal injury lawyer?
At the Larson Law Firm, we do not collect a fee if we do not win a settlement for you. Our fee is a percentage of the amount we win for you above any offers you previously received. You do not have to worry about the cost of legal fees since these will be deducted right out of your personal injury award.
How long will the case take?
Again, it depends on the details of the case. Some cases are open and shut, and they have clear evidence of negligence that results in a fast award. Some cases have to be investigated more thoroughly, and we have to work with a team of experts and witnesses to get the right testimony to prove your case. Your case could take weeks, or it could take months.
One of the Minot personal injury attorneys from the Larson Law Firm will review your case and let you know what you can expect in terms of the timeline.
Can I still win a settlement if I was partially at fault in the accident?
North Dakota is one of the states that recognizes the modified comparative fault rule. What this means is that if you are found to be 50 percent at fault for the accident, you cannot recover any compensation. However, if you are found to be less than 49 percent at fault, you can still recover damages. The goal of our Minot personal injury attorneys will be to minimize any fault you may have contributed to your accident and to show that the greater fault lies with the defendant.
Will I have to go to court?
Not necessarily. In many cases, our attorneys can negotiate a settlement on your behalf without ever having to go to court. We attempt to work with the insurance company or other responsible party directly to settle the case quickly. Many companies will agree to settle the case so that it doesn’t have to go to court and potentially cost them much more in legal fees. Companies will also try to avoid court since it may result in a larger settlement.
What if I’ve already received a settlement offer from the insurance company?
Do not move forward with accepting that offer. The sooner you can start working with one of the Minot personal injury attorneys from the Larson Law Firm, the sooner you can start working toward getting the settlement you truly deserve. The insurance company is always going to offer you a smaller settlement than what it feels it might be ordered to pay by a court. By working with one of our attorneys, you get a tough legal advocate who will work to maximize the compensation you receive.
Contact one of our experienced lawyers for a free consultation
The Minot personal injury attorneys at the Larson Law Firm are ready to fight for the compensation you deserve for your injuries. Call our office today at (701) 839-1777 or use our online form to schedule a free consultation and begin your case.