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How much do the personal injury lawyers charge? Do I need a personal injury lawyer?

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How much do the personal injury lawyers charge? Do I need a personal injury lawyer?

Postby ricard83 » Mon Oct 31, 2011 7:52 pm

I was in a car wreck few months ago in LA, my car got totaled and I ended up being in the hospital for a while. The driver at fault was uninsured driver. I suffered from severe physical and emotional pain. Do I need to hire a personal injury attorney?
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Postby lundie » Mon Oct 31, 2011 7:56 pm

First point--you posted in the healthcare forum. That is a legal question.

Second point--the person who hit you was uninsured. What do you expect to gain by getting a personal injury lawyer? They probably have nothing to start with, and will have less than nothing when a lawyer gets finished with them.

Third point--if insurance is such a big deal to you did you have coverage for accidents with uninsured motorists? It is available.

Lastly, what will suing someone change? Everyone wants to sue someone over everything. They are called accidents because no one meant to run into you on purpose. I hope that you are physically healed by now. As for the emotional pain, lots of people get that. Very few sue. Grow up, get over it, and realize that greed and money don't change one thing, except for hurting the person you sue...for the rest of his or her life if you win.
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Postby vanaken25 » Mon Oct 31, 2011 8:03 pm

I don't claim to know much about litigation, but if the driver was uninsured, what money are you planning on suing for?? You clearly aren't going to get any money from his insurance company, and he is unlikely to have a vast personal fortune. So think carefully before you file a claim.
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Postby koltin » Mon Oct 31, 2011 8:07 pm

Yes. Hire a lawyer who specializes in Personal Injury law. In NY you only pay if you win the case. The lawyers takes 30-33% of the court, or out of court, settlement.
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