How long will my case take?
Your case may take anywhere from a few months to a few years. There are several factors that determine how long it will take for your case to settle. These factors include, but are not limited to; the time it takes to collect medical, legal, and/or personal information, whether any cases have settled prior to you filing a case, and the specific injury or side effect that you suffered.
How much money will I get?
Awards and settlements are based on the extent of your injuries, settlement amounts for similar cases in the past, and other factors. The dollar amount is decided for each individual by looking at financial information such as medical costs and lost wages among other things. It is not unusual to receive life-changing amounts of money.
How much will my case cost?
All cases are filed on a contingency fee basis, so there are no up front or out of pocket costs to you. This means that the lawyers will not be paid until your case reaches a settlement. The law firm’s payment is deducted from your settlement.
Is there a statute of limitations on my case?
All personal injury claims have a statute of limitations, or limit on the amount of time after an accident, incident or event happens that a lawsuit can be filed. Every state sets its own statute of limitation for personal injury, which varies from state to state. The sooner you file a claim, the more likely you are to meet the filing deadline.
What’s the difference between a Class Action and Mass Tort lawsuit?
A class action is when a single lawsuit is filed on behalf of a group of people who have suffered similar injuries or damages. This reduces the number cases filed to just one, saving time and money for the court and the individuals who join the class action. In a typical class action, the potential cash award would not cover the cost of hiring a lawyer.
A mass tort is like a class action in that it reduces the number cases filed, but differs in that each case in a mass tort is filed separately. Each person who files a claim is individually represented and awarded based upon the extent of their personal injuries and losses. Mass tort suits often involve defective drugs or malfunctioning products that can injure the user.