Personal injury lawsuit FAQs

If you’ve been injured in an accident caused by another person’s negligence, you may be considering a personal injury lawsuit. This is a reasonable decision: with the help of a personal injury lawyer, a civil claim can deliver compensation that will help fund your recovery.

However, personal injury lawsuits require significant time, energy, and resources and should not be entered into lightly. Read through the following frequently asked questions for a better understanding of what a personal injury lawsuit entails.

How much does a personal injury lawsuit cost?

Lawsuits vary in cost depending on their complexity and how long they take to resolve. Many personal injury law firms, including Will Davidson LLP, work on a contingency basis. That means you won’t be charged for legal fees until your case has been successfully resolved. In most cases, our legal fees will be a percentage of your settlement.

The purpose of contingency fee arrangement is to ensure that everyone has access to justice. If a personal injury lawyer at Will Davidson LLP agrees to take your case, your fee arrangement will be established early on and will not change during the duration of the process.

How long will it take?

As mentioned above, personal injury lawsuits vary in length depending on their complexity. In some situations, defendants are eager to negotiate a fair settlement; in others finding a resolution may require going to court (more on this below).

Most personal injury lawsuits are resolved in two-to-four years. Some will take significantly less time, some significantly more.

I want to initiate a personal injury lawsuit. What should I bring to my consultation?

At your initial free, no-obligation consultation with a Will Davidson LLP personal injury lawyer, we will try to learn as much about you and your case as possible. We believe it is responsible to establish a full picture of the situation prior to commencing legal action.

During your consultation, we may ask you about your work history, your family history, previous medical conditions, and medical information relating to the case. Bring as many notes and documents as you can – police, insurance, and medical reports are valuable, as are expense receipts.

Will I have to go to trial?

Though some personal injury lawsuits end up in court, most are resolved through alternative approaches like mediation. Though unlikely, it is possible that you will be asked to testify in front of a judge or jury, an eventuality you should be prepared for.


Contact a personal injury lawyer at Will Davidson LLP

If you or a member of your family is interested in pursuing a personal injury claim, contact Will Davidson LLP today to arrange a consultation with an experienced personal injury lawyer. They can answer questions unique to your situation and give advice on your most viable path forward.


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