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How do I know if I have a personal injury case?

If you were injured as a result of someone else’s negligence or injured at work and wish to speak with an experienced personal injury attorney, Smith LaCien LLP will evaluate your case at no cost to you or your family. We'll help you to determine whether you have a personal injury case to pursue.

How long do I have to file a personal injury claim?

For most personal injury cases, you have two years from the time the accident occurred to file your claimHowever, certain types of cases have a shorter time period so please do not delay in contacting knowledgeable counsel.

How much is my case worth?

Every situation or case is different, so an early suggestion of a specific amount should be viewed with caution.  Depending on the circumstance, general thoughts based upon extensive experience may be possible following initial in-depth discussion. It is impossible to know what kind of settlement to expect before investigating the extent of any injuries sustained, medical costs, lost wages, future expenses, and pain and suffering. It is important that you hire a lawyer who will complete a thorough investigation and who will never advise you to accept a settlement for less than you truly deserve. Each case is unique, so the best way to learn about what compensation you may be entitled to is to call or message us and talk with a lawyer at Smith LaCien LLP

How are attorney fees paid in a personal injury case?

Almost all personal injury attorneys take cases at no charge, collecting their fee as a percentage of any settlement or judgment they obtain for you. If you get nothing from the case, neither does the attorney. Attorneys fees usually are contingent on success and are usually 33 percent. However, individual circumstances in a given case can alter that favorably for the client.