If you've been arrested for a crime you didn't commit, you need to defend your legal rights. You have the right to an attorney who can help you present your case. After being wrongly accused of something myself, I learned quickly how to navigate the legal avenues to have my case dismissed. My attorney was a great resource for building the case, and because of my understanding of the law, it worked. I created this site to share what I learned along the way and some other great tips for others who have been wrongly accused and arrested for a crime.
Personal injury lawsuits happen all time. You might have known someone who filed a personal injury lawsuit and had a favorable outcome, so you might be wondering if filing a lawsuit is right for you. If you have a solid case, it may be worth the time and the money to file a lawsuit. However, there are some things you should know before you file a lawsuit so that you can be realistic about the outcome. Here are some things to consider.
1. The Winnings May Not Be Like Winning The Lottery
Sometimes people get a skewed idea of what a personal injury lawsuit really is. In TV you might see someone who gets a great deal of money in damages and is set for the rest of their life. However, this is not common. Usually the lawsuit only results in a reasonable amount of money that is related to the injury that you had. For example, if you broke a couple bones in a car accident, you can expect the amount to be paid to you equal to the amount that you have in medical bills and repairs to your car. Rarely do the courts grant large amounts for punitive damages. This doesn't mean that you shouldn't file a lawsuit, but you should be realistic about how much money you will get out of it.
2. You Will Probably Settle Outside Of Court
It is very expensive to litigate a personal injury lawsuit, which is why it is better if you can resolve it on your own outside of court. When you settle you will probably not get as much money as you initially wanted. A settlement will be a compromise between the two parties. However, even though you may not be getting as much money as you wanted out of the lawsuit, you are still probably walking out ahead. This is because you just saved a good deal of money in legal fees by working it out before you got to court.
3. You Will Pay Legal Fees Regardless
Some movies make it seem as though all lawyers work on contingency, meaning they don't get paid unless you win. This is not the normal situation and should not be expected. In most cases you hire an attorney and you will pay them an hourly fee regardless of whether you win or lose. This is why should think realistically about the lawsuit before you file to be sure that this is the route you want to take.Share
29 October 2015