Personal Injury Frequently Asked Questions

Personal Injury FAQ NashvilleHow much money can I expect to recover for my injuries?

The amount that you recover depends on the specific facts of your case. Some of the factors which impact your recovery include: the nature and extent of your injuries, the medical treatment you receive, the total of your medical bills, the amount of your lost earning both past and future, the seriousness of the negligence of the other party, the testimony of the witnesses including your doctors, and the perceptions of the judge and jury.

How much will we charge for legal fees and how are these fees paid?

Our fees are based on a percentage of the money we actually recover for you. In workers compensation cases our fee is 20%, and in personal injury cases our fee is one third of the recovery. If we don’t recover money for you, we charge no legal fees.

How much will the litigation cost [exclusive of legal fees] and how is this paid?

We advance the costs of finding expert witnesses, court filings, and depositions. The cost of an average case can be as low as $100. The average cost of a case tried before a jury will vary from $1000 to $5000 depending on the circumstances. We are reimbursed for such costs from the money we recover for you.

How do we prove negligence?

We prove negligence by interviewing witnesses, gathering evidence, preparing and presenting expert witnesses and by preparing you for depositions and testimony in court.

How do we prove the severity of your injuries?

We prove your injuries by your testimony as well as that of your family and friends. In addition we prepare and present the expert medical testimony of your doctors and any other experts needed in your particular case.

We make every effort to obtain a fair settlement without litigation, in which case some of the points mentioned above may not be necessary. However, it is our reputation as qualified and experienced litigators which enables us to obtain a maximum settlement without the necessity of a trial in most cases.