What Does Handling a Personal Injury Lawsuit Involve?
Gathering evidence and proving your case can be a long and stressful ordeal, and we’re here to take the most stressful elements out of your hands. Depending on how complex your case is, filing a lawsuit can possibly take many months. Your Morgan & Morgan attorney conducts a thorough investigation, talking to witnesses and working with experts to get the details they need to get you a hefty settlement.
Once the investigation is done, your attorney drafts a complaint and files it in court. Your case is then in a discovery process, where your attorney can conduct a deposition, questioning witnesses and presenting evidence.
Many cases get settled before trial, where the party at fault offers compensation for you. Your attorney can judge if the settlement is fair, or they can decide to present your case to a jury. Our Bowling Green lawyers have decades of experience as trial attorneys and have no problem taking your case as far as they have to so you get your fair share.
What Is My Case Worth?
The specific number you can get in a settlement depends on how severe your injury is and how negligent or reckless the other party acted. That can range from the thousands all the way to the high millions. You simply won’t know without contacting us.
Some things you can receive compensation for include:
Medical Expenses: Courts award compensation for past and future medical bills, as well as costs not covered by insurance, such as rehabilitation expenses.
Lost Wages or Income: If you’ve been forced to miss work with your injury you can recover lost wages.
Pain and Suffering: It’s possible to be awarded compensation for both physical pain and emotional suffering caused by someone’s negligent actions.
Punitive Damages: If an injury was caused by reckless behavior, it’s possible to receive punitive damages, which are meant as punishment for the wrongdoer to discourage others from being as reckless.
How Much Does a Lawyer Cost?
The idea of paying legal fees for a case that could go to a lengthy trial can be scary, especially if you’re already dealing with medical cost. That’s why Morgan & Morgan attorneys work on a contingency-fee basis. That means your lawyer only receives a legal fee if they successfully get you a settlement. Often, this fee is a percentage of the settlement recovered for you.
Speak With an Experienced Attorney For Free
Whether you need an attorney immediately or just have some initial questions, there is no substitute for speaking directly with a lawyer. Contact our Bowling Green office by filling out a free case evaluation form to learn more.