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Top 5 Legal Tips Regarding the Costs of Personal Injury Claims

By Christopher Coble, Esq. on December 06, 2018 12:10 PM

Accidents and injuries happen every day. And often, people don't seek compensation for their injuries because they are worried about the cost of an injury claim, or they think whatever they might get paid won't be worth the time and effort. While this may be the case in some instances, it's not always true.

So how much does it cost to bring a personal injury lawsuit, and how do you know if it will be worth it? Here's what you need to know.

1. How Much Is Your Personal Injury Case Worth?

That's pretty much the threshold question for most litigants, as the answer will determine how much they are willing to spend to file a claim and pursue it to trial. But that answer can vary depending on a number of issues, from the severity of the injuries to statutory limits on personal injury awards.

2. Does the Losing Party Always Have to Pay Attorney's Fees?

An essential part of considering any reward is assessing the risk. In an ostensible attempt to limit frivolous lawsuits, some jurisdictions allow one party to seek repayment from the other after an unsuccessful lawsuit. Is this always the case in personal injury claims?

3. How to Document Your Personal Injury Expenses Before Filing a Claim

Part of determining how much your personal injury claim might be worth is documenting your injuries, costs, and expenses. That's not always easy, and mistakes, miscalculations, and omissions can hurt your case. Here's how to do it right.

4. Top 7 Questions (and Answers) Regarding Damages in Personal Injury Cases

If you do win your case, what then? There are different kinds of damages available in different kinds of cases, depending on the conduct of the other parties and the injuries involved. And, as noted above, some of those damages are capped by state laws.

5. 3 Ways to Get Compensation for an Injury Without Suing

Of course, you may be entitled to compensation and able to obtain it without going to court. Here's how.

One essential element to the cost of a personal injury claims is your legal fees, and many injury lawyers will accept cases on a contingency fee basis where your cost is based on what you are (or are not) awarded in the case. To find out if your personal injury case is eligible for such an arrangement, contact a local personal injury attorney.

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