Frequently Asked Questions
What type of cases are considered personal injury cases?
In most cases in which someone is injured by another person or entity, it would be considered a personal injury case. Some common examples are auto accident injuries, medical malpractice, slip and falls, and wrongful death claims.
What is the expected setlement amount
Settlement amounts vary widely from case to case. It can be as little as $2000 or exceed $1,000,000. A settlement’s value will be determined by a number of factors including medical expenses, lost wages, property damages, punitive damages and more.
Am I required to go to court to file a personal injury claim?
No. Court is not required in many cases as they are settled before trial. However, if the reponsible party or insurance company refuses to offer fair compensation, it is advisable that the injuried party takes it to trial.
How long will a personal injury case last
A personal injury case can be settled in a couple of weeks or last several months. Smaller law firms tend to settle cases quicker.
Do I need to hire an attorney for a personal injury claim
Individuals are not legally required to hire an attorney. However, having an attorney can ensure you receive a proper settlement and they can also help navigate the case by doing things like negotiating with insurance companies.
How much does a personal injury lawyer cost?
At the Law Offices of David Mabrey we work on a contigency basis. This means costs are based on a small percentage of your case winnings and if you don’t win the case your costs are $0.
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