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Personal Injury Accident FAQ

What Types of Cases are Considered Personal Injury?

Personal injury law covers a wide array of cases where an individual has suffered harm due to someone else’s negligence or intentional actions. This includes, but is not limited to:

At Feller & Wendt, we are committed to providing compassionate and skilled legal assistance across this broad spectrum, ensuring that individuals impacted by such incidents receive the justice and compensation they deserve.

How Much Is My Personal Injury Case Worth? 

Determining the value of a personal injury case is a nuanced process, as it varies significantly based on the specifics of each situation. At Feller & Wendt, we approach each case with a keen eye for detail to ensure that all factors are thoroughly considered. The worth of your case depends on various elements, including the severity of your injuries, the impact on your daily life and ability to work, medical expenses incurred, and potential future medical needs. Additionally, factors like pain and suffering, emotional distress, and punitive damages also play a crucial role in calculating the total compensation. 

Our experienced team works diligently to evaluate these aspects, aiming to secure a settlement that truly reflects the physical, emotional, and financial impact of your injury. While no attorney can promise a specific monetary outcome, our commitment is to advocate relentlessly on your behalf to achieve the best possible result in your unique case.

Do I Need to Hire a Lawyer?

The short answer is yes. 

The long answer is that while not every situation may require legal representation, having an experienced personal injury attorney like those at Feller & Wendt can be invaluable, especially in complex cases or when dealing with substantial injuries and high stakes. A lawyer can help navigate the often complex legal system, deal with insurance companies, and ensure your rights are protected throughout the process. They bring expertise in evaluating the true value of your claim, advocating for fair compensation, and handling legal nuances that might be overwhelming for someone without legal training. Remember: the goal is not just to win your case but to secure the compensation you rightfully deserve. So, while it’s not a legal requirement to hire a lawyer, doing so can provide peace of mind and a more favorable outcome, allowing you to focus on what’s most important—your recovery.

How Much Does a Lawyer Cost? 

We understand that concerns about legal fees can be daunting when you’re already facing the challenges of recovery. That’s why we operate on a contingency fee basis for personal injury cases, which means you don’t pay any upfront costs. Our fees are contingent upon the successful resolution of your case; we only get paid if we secure compensation for you. 

This arrangement aligns our interests with yours and allows you to access high-quality legal representation without financial strain. The exact percentage of the contingency fee varies depending on the specifics of the case and will be thoroughly explained and agreed upon before we begin our representation.

How Long Will My Case Take to Settle? 

The duration of a personal injury case can vary greatly, as it’s influenced by numerous factors unique to each situation. At Feller & Wendt, we understand that waiting for a resolution can be a time of uncertainty and stress. Generally, simpler cases may be resolved in a matter of months, while more complex cases, particularly those involving severe injuries or disputed liability, might take a year or longer. The length of time largely depends on the details of the accident, the clarity of fault, the severity of injuries, and the willingness of insurance companies to negotiate.

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