What is Medical Malpractice?
Medical Malpractice occurs when a medical provider fails to give treatment in accordance with the standard of care for that person’s specialty and the failure to comply with this standard results in a serious injury. Please contact us for more information.
What is the fee for a consultation?
In order to determine if you have a claim, it is important to consult an attorney, as every situation is unique. During a consultation, an attorney will ask a series of questions and perform independent research to determine the potential liability with regard to your claim. There is no charge for these consultations. Please call our office at your convenience to schedule an appointment.
What is a contingency fee?
Contingency fees are commonly used in plaintiff’s personal injury lawsuits. When an attorney takes a case based on a contingency fee agreement, the client generally does not owe money to the attorney for his or her services unless their claim is successful, and thus, contingent on the outcome of the claim. Moreover, a contingency fee is calculated by a certain percentage of the recovery.
How long do I have to bring a lawsuit?
In general, the overwhelming majority of lawsuits have a two year period that begins running from the time of the event that caused the injury to bring a suit. However, because there are many variations to this general rule, it is extremely important to see an attorney immediately regarding the time frame for your claim.
Who pays my medical bills if I am involved in a motor vehicle accident?
Generally, medical bills are paid for by your own automobile insurance carrier even if you were not in your own vehicle when the accident occurred. If, however, you do not have insurance, then your medical bills are paid for my the insurance for the car you were occupying.
What is the difference between limited and full tort insurance?
Full tort insurance permits the insured to file claims for pain and suffering against the person who caused the accident. It is important to note that this has nothing to do with the payment of medical bills. Limited tort insurance only allows the insured to file a claim for economic injuries and cannot recover for pain and suffering unless your injuries cause a serious and permanent condition which significantly impacts upon your life.
Can I sue my employer?
In most states, it is prohibited to sue your employer for injuries that occur on the scope of your business. Injured employees are therefore required to accept workers’ compensation benefits in lieu of other monetary gain. There are a few very specific exceptions.