How much is my personal injury case worth?

There is no way to calculate the precise value of a claim. But in general, the total value of a personal injury case is going to include the total costs of your medical treatment, lost wages (past and future), physical therapy, co-pays for insurance and insurance subrogation, and most importantly, the seriousness of the injury and if it is permanent and/or will require future medical treatment.  Usually an expert medical report is needed to document serious injuries and future damages and medical treatment. To know more about insurance claim negotiations, click here.

Do I have to pay a legal fee upfront? What is a Contingent Fee?

When we take your case, you will not have to pay any legal fee upfront, and you will not pay any out-of-pocket costs for the duration of the case. We advance all case expenses on your behalf every step of the way. We work on a contingency fee basis, which means our legal fees are paid out of the final settlement or verdict in the case. If there is no settlement or verdict, there is no fee, and you do not have to repay us for the cases expenses we advanced on your behalf. To know more about our contingent fee, click here

Is a contingent fee the industry standard?

Yes. Almost all personal injury law firms in Ohio operate on a contingent fee basis. This is the fairest and equitable way to go about these types of cases and ensures that your legal counsel will look out for your best interest. At Paulozzi LPA, we offer additional guarantees to our clients to ensure they receive the maximum amount of compensation.

Does the Contingent Fee go up if my case goes to trial?

Like most every other personal injury firm in Ohio, our legal fee goes up when we file a lawsuit. Our fee does not, however, increase if we go to trial. The legal fee increases because the monetary investment of case expenses and expenditure of time and firm resources goes up significantly, for you to be fully compensated. For example, if we advance $70,000.00 on a case and two years of our time, and get no recovery, you do not owe us that money back and you owe us nothing for our time. Zero. This is clearly set forth in our fee agreement. Further, we also guarantee in our fee agreement that our fee will never exceed your net recovery or it will be reduced. I am not aware of any other law firm that sets that forth in writing for their clients. Want to know more about Trial? Click here.

How much will it cost me to file a claim for my personal injury case?

You will pay nothing until your case has been settled or decided in court. Once the case is closed, a percentage of your settlement will be given to your legal counsel. Being injured because of the negligence of another person can be very stressful. Because of this, we believe it is extremely important for you to focus on your recovery from injuries and mental health. We advance all case expenses so that you are relieved of the financial stress. We want you to focus on getting better, and let us handle the case.

Will I be paid for all of my time off of work because of the accident?

In general, you will be compensated for any lost wages or benefits you incurred as a result of your past, present, and future injuries, and time away from your job for any necessary medical treatment.

Will all of my medical bills be paid by the insurance company?

When you are injured due to the negligence of another person, you will be compensated for all of your medical treatment as part of the final settlement or verdict.

What kind of damages and compensation am I entitled to?

Depending on the nature, facts, and circumstances of your specific personal injury case, you could be entitled to any of the following damages:

  • Coverage of your medical bills
  • Any future medical expenses you may incur due to the injuries
  • Compensation for lost income and benefits if you cannot work
  • Pain and suffering damages
  • Loss of enjoyment of life damages
  • Possible punitive damages
  • Mental anguish damages
  • Other related damages
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