Everyone is injured at some point; it’s a fact of life. However, when the injury you’ve sustained isn’t your fault, it’s only fair that you shouldn’t have to bear the costs. Thankfully there is an area of law that gives people the ability to address their grievances with the responsible party to recover much needed compensation to get their lives back on track. This is called “personal injury law.”
Ben Crump is an experienced personal injury attorney who will fight to help you recover compensation for your injuries. Although he is best known as a civil rights lawyer, Mr. Crump works to see justice prevail in all sectors of the law. If you or a loved one has been injured, contact him today for a free, no-obligation case review.
Personal Injury Lawyer FAQ
If you’ve been injured through no fault of your own, you may have questions about how a personal injury lawyer can help. These are the answers to our clients’ most frequently asked questions.
How Do I Find a Personal Injury Lawyer?
The right personal injury lawyer for your case will be an attorney who has a proven track record for getting results in claims that are similar to yours. You will want to look for a lawyer who has handled cases with your type of injury and your type of accident, when possible.
You will also want to work with an attorney who makes you feel heard and understood. Choose a lawyer who answers your questions and guides you through each stage of the litigation process.
How Can a Personal Injury Lawyer Help Me?
We represent the victims of many types of injuries and illnesses. Here are some of the practice areas our personal injury attorneys represent.
Car Accident Lawsuits
A car accident lawyer can help you prove fault after a wreck. Typically, motor vehicle accidents are caused by the negligence of another driver. A personal injury lawsuit can help recover costs related to the accident, from medical bills for minor injuries and lost wages to long-term medical care and even compensation for emotional damage.
Truck Accident Case
You’ll need to work with a truck accident lawyer after a crash involving an 18-wheeler, because these cases can be complex. Your attorney may identify more than one at-fault party, such as the manufacturer of a defective truck part, a negligent cargo loading company, or even another driver.
Slip and Fall and Premises Liability Claims
If there’s one thing an experienced slip and fall injury lawyer knows, it’s that these personal injury lawsuits are not frivolous cases. In fact, your injuries may be serious. When you’re on the property of another, it’s usually the property owner’s responsibility to make sure their property is free from hazards. If they fail and you are injured, an attorney can prove fault in your case.
Medical Malpractice Settlements
You should call a medical malpractice lawyer as soon as possible if you believe your injury was caused by a preventable medical mistake. Trying to settle with a huge medical facility on your own may mean settling for less than the full value of your claim. To avoid costly mistakes, choose an attorney who knows how to take on corporations and win.
A mesothelioma lawyer can help you establish the connection between asbestos exposure on the job and your mesothelioma diagnosis. We can help you file a claim with a mesothelioma trust and get a settlement.
Negligent Security Lawsuits
Businesses have the legal responsibility to make sure their patrons are reasonably safe, but sometimes they fail, even when it is known that there are high crime rates in the area. A negligent security lawyer can hold property owners accountable when they fail to keep their premises safe.
Burn Injury Claims
Fires that are caused by a negligent party’s actions can ruin another person’s life if they sustain burn injuries. A burn/fire injury lawyer can help you recover compensation that will cover the cost of treatments as you go through the long, difficult process of recovering from burn injuries.
A wrongful death lawyer can represent your family when you’ve lost a loved one to an avoidable accident. Even though it may seem wrong to think about compensation immediately after a loved one is killed, lawsuits can’t be filed forever. It’s important to quickly consider your legal options so you don’t miss the opportunity to secure justice for your family’s future.
What Kind of Settlement Can a Personal Injury Lawyer Get?
Every personal injury lawsuit is different, so the compensation available in each case will depend on the circumstances of the accidents and the injuries that were sustained, among other factors.
Each case is different and there are no guarantees, but here are some examples of the results personal injury attorney Ben Crump has gotten for his clients:
- $411 million to the victim of a multi-vehicle accident
- $30 million to the victim of a personal injury accident
- $8.7 million for a rental van wreck that resulted in paralysis
- $5 million for the victim of a drunk driving accident
Online accident settlement calculators are tempting tools to rely on when you’re wondering how much you can get in a settlement, but the truth is they aren’t accurate. The only way to get an estimate of your claim’s true value is to let a personal injury lawyer examine your evidence.
How Much Does a Personal Injury Lawyer Cost?
When many people consider the possibility of filing a personal injury lawsuit, the first thing they worry about is the cost. You may assume that you can’t afford a lawyer’s fee when you are already struggling to cover so many other expenses related to your injury. Personal injury attorneys understand what the victims of accidents go through, and that’s why we work on a contingency basis.
Here are some of the benefits of the contingency fee arrangement:
- No risk for you – if you don’t get a settlement or award, you don’t pay.
- You won’t have to cover costs like expert witnesses out of your own pocket.
- You can get help for accident-related expenses, even if you’re missing work.
When your case reaches its conclusion, we will deduct our fees from your settlement check and then cut you a check for the rest. You’ll agree to our percentage up front, and the process will be transparent. That means no surprises because you’ll know what to expect.
Personal Injury Lawyer Fees Explained
On top of a percentage of your settlement, your personal injury lawyer will also charge for other fees that are associated with your case. These could include:
- The cost of the time spent gathering evidence
- Your legal filing fees
- The cost of the time spent settling your case
- Reimbursement for any necessary travel
Your attorney’s percentage will also be based on how difficult your case is and how much time the case takes to settle.
When Should I Hire a Personal Injury Lawyer?
You should hire a lawyer who specializes in personal injury claims if you’ve been injured and you believe the other party was at fault. In some states with comparative negligence laws, you can also file a personal injury lawsuit if you shared a percentage of fault. Your attorney will be able to explain your state’s laws and tell you if you have a valid case.
Injuries often happen unexpectedly, and people are rarely financially or emotionally prepared to handle a long recovery from an injury caused by another. Ben Crump is a personal injury lawyer who will help you hold those who are responsible for your injuries accountable.
Hiring an experienced personal injury attorney can help make the difference in your case. Contact Mr. Crump today to learn more about how we may be able to help you file a personal injury lawsuit and recover compensation.