What is My Case Worth – Settlement?
There are many different categories of damages recognized under Iowa law for personal injuries. They may include, past medical expense, future medical expense, past loss of income and future loss of earning capacity, past and future pain and suffering and past and future loss of function.
There are many factors to consider when determining the value of your case. Each claim is unique to the person. If there is a death involved, damages may include loss of accumulations to the Estate, pre-death pain and suffering and interest on the premature burial. Also, children and parents may have a claim for a loss or injury to spouse or child. Please feel free to call us to discuss these and other issues relating to your personal injury claim.
Why Hire a Personal Injury Attorney-How Do I Choose The Best One For Me?
Victims of Personal Injury deserve the best settlements. In order to do this, having a qualified, experienced Personal Injury attorney is essential. Personal Injury attorneys come in all shapes and sizes and varied levels of experience. If you are injured, you need as much assistance as possible, and with the finest representation. Do not choose the first one you find in a phone book without reviewing their qualifications, finding out about their experience and checking out references. There are several main items to look for when searching for the Personal Injury attorney that best fits your situation.
Experience is Important
Experience, assessment and investigations in your case are critical. The Personal Injury attorney you choose should be able to assess your claim and advise you on how best to proceed. The investigative team of your Personal Injury attorney is skillful in scrutinizing all aspects and technical details of your case. The experience of your Personal Injury attorney will allow your case to flow smoothly through the extensive paperwork involved in your Personal Injury case.
Working with others is particularly important. Whether it is with opposing counsel, insurance companies, witnesses, your friends, family or anyone else involved, your Personal Injury attorney needs to be able to work effectively and efficiently. Opposing counsel and insurance companies have many tactics to pressure you to reduce and even deny your claims. Your Personal Injury attorney needs to be competent in dealing with these tactics. Your Personal Injury attorney will also be able to assist you in determining if your claim may be resolved in mediation, providing you with a satisfactory settlement outside of court to relieve you emotionally and save you time and energy.
Contingency Fees and Expenses
The cost of losing your case could be substantial. Most Personal Injury attorneys work for a contingency fee. This means that they do not receive payment unless you win your case or receive a settlement or compensation outside of Court. It also means that they believe in you and your case. There are expenses that you would still be charged for, such as those of expert witnesses that review your records, and other fees not directly related to professional fees. Do not let an attorney gloss over these expenses quickly. Review your signed agreements with another Personal Injury attorney if possible to protect yourself.