Answers To Questions About Personal Injury Lawsuits

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When you find yourself facing a serious injury that was the result of another party, you may be able to pursue damages from the party that is responsible for injuries. Unfortunately, it can be easy for individuals to be uninformed about these matters, but learning the answers to these two questions about the legal process can help make it easier to be informed about hiring an attorney and pursuing damages.

How Much Will You Have To Pay To Hire An Attorney?

The costs involved with pursuing justice can be intimidating. In fact, fears about these expenses can cause individuals to avoid seeking the services of an experienced attorney. If you are needing to hire an attorney for a personal injury case, it should be noted that these professionals often use contingency fees to charge their clients.

This type of fee can be extremely friendly to clients as they will only be required to pay the attorney when they collect compensation for these damages. Under this type of billing arrangement, the attorney's fee will be taken from the final verdict or settlement. Also, any costs that the attorney incurred while representing you in the case will also be subtracted from the financial reward.

What Steps Are Taken To Prove Your Injuries?

Individuals that have never been through a personal injury lawsuit may not know what they should expect when attempting to prove the injuries. Often, these individuals might assume that their medical records from the attending physician will be sufficient. Yet, it should be noted that the defense will be allowed to require you to undergo an independent medical evaluation. While these evaluations may seem inconvenient, they are essential for discouraging the risk of collusion between a doctor and the plaintiff, as well as acting as a second opinion on the cause and severity of the plaintiff's injuries.  

During these evaluations, you will be inspected by a neutral doctor. This is done so that your injuries can be confirmed. When you are undergoing this evaluation, the independent medical evaluator will have already reviewed your file so they will be able to focus the examination on the injured areas of the body. During this evaluation, you will be required to answer a series of questions about the injury. While you might be concerned about answering questions, your attorney will help you to prepare for these evaluations so that you can be ready to provide accurate and thorough answers to any questions the physician may have.


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