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Personal Injury Frequently Asked Questions

The following is a limited sampling of cases Hamilton & Hamilton Law handles every day! The facts of every case are different. Please consult your attorney concerning your issue.

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What is my case worth?

Before an accurate determination as to the value of a case can be made, it is necessary to review all available information about your case, including medical records, police reports, lost wages, and the injured’s medical progress. Your case may also warrant compensation for the potential of future impairment, lost wages, ongoing treatment, and pain and suffering. An attorney who states that your case is worth a certain dollar amount, without adequately investigating your claim is performing you a disservice. It is important that an attorney be contacted within a reasonable time after an accident so valuable information is not lost and your claim is not prejudiced.

We understand that most people can’t afford an attorney, that is why our attorneys work on a contingent fee basis in personal injury matters. This means that you will not be charged a fee unless we recover a settlement or judgment on your behalf. If a recovery is made, then the attorney fees come out of a pre-agreed upon percentage of the gross amount recovered. Our firm charges a 1/3 contingent fee on personal injury cases while other law firms are known to charge anywhere from 35% to 50% and may apply additional expenses if the matter goes into litigation.

Accepting a settlement offer can be a difficult decision. You should realize that once the matter is settled, the case is closed. One of our primary concerns is to help get our client the medical treatment necessary to make a full recovery, or as much of a recovery as possible from the injuries sustained in the accident. Only when a position is reached where doctors can reasonably determine the full extent of our client’s injuries, is it the appropriate time to entertain a settlement offer. Accepting an offer beforehand can place a financial burden on our clients and their families for years to come.

A number of unknown variables pertaining to your particular case makes it very difficult to predict the time a lawsuit will take. A main factor in any lawsuit includes the availability of information, and the willingness of those individuals involved in the case to provide us with the information needed to pursue your claim. The more cooperation our office receives, generally the quicker it is to resolve the matter. We can assure you that your case will never be delayed by this office, and we will be glad to let you know at any time how your case is progressing.

The majority of the cases we handle are settled without the need of a trial. To eliminate this potential as much as possible, our attorneys actively pursue settlement well in advance of a trial. Even when a suit has been filed, our attorneys use mediation as a means to resolve the issue before going to court. The more cooperation our office receives, generally the quicker we can solve the matter. We try and make the claims process as easy as possible for our clients.

Unfortunately, there remain those few instances where the other side is unwilling to offer a fair settlement. We will thoroughly explain the entire situation to you, including the risks and benefits of accepting the offer and those associated with going to trial. We will gladly answer any questions you may have, and will assist you in determining what decision is best for you and your family. As always, the final decision is yours.

In order for us to determine whether or not you have a case, it is necessary for us to obtain some information about your accident. Please click here to fill out our contact form and one of our attorneys, will reply to you either by phone or email (within the next business day). Another option is to contact us directly at 781-894-8700 to discuss your case. It does not cost you a thing to submit our form or to contact our office, and our attorneys will never charge you a fee to review your case.

f your claim involves only minor personal property loss, chances are that you may not need an attorney to help resolve the issue. However, if the matter involves a serious injury, mounting doctor bills, ongoing treatment, lost wages, and pain and suffering, you should contact an experienced personal injury attorney.

Insurance companies tell you that hiring an attorney is not necessary and will assure you that you will receive a fair settlement, regardless of the size of the claim. However, personal injury cases typically involve individuals who represent your insurance adjuster along with lawyers who are hired by your insurance company to serve their best interest, not yours. These individuals seek to minimize the insurance companies’ losses by aggressively defending claims and offering a “quick settlement,” with hopes of paying you less than to what you are entitled. Who is going to protect your rights and serve your best interests?

Unless you are experienced in negotiating with insurance companies, posses the knowledge to understand complex insurance issues, and have access to all the information necessary in order to make an informed decision about whether or not a settlement offer is fair or not, you should contact an experienced personal injury attorney. Our attorneys work for you and not the insurance company. We will review your case with you at no cost, then you can decide whether or not you need an attorney – without your insurance company deciding for you. What do you have to lose?

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