Legal FAQs

Why should I hire an attorney to manage my personal injury case?

You will get much better reults–you will have a better chance at winning and getting maximum recovery. One study shows that those who hire an experienced and licensed attorney receive triple the compensation than those who choose not to.

How much will a personal injury lawyer cost?

There is no fee unless you win!

Who is going to pay up front for all costs and expenses associated with my case?

We understand that with injuries from an accident comes expenses and burdens in obtaining medical records necessary to prepare your case. You will not pay any of those medical expenses until we win.

How do I know if I have a case‚ and if so what is it worth?

The consultation is free. During the consultation, one of our attorneys review the details of your case and honestly assess whether or not you have a claim. Each case is as unique as the people involved so there is no formula for potential recovery. The worth of a case is based on evidence. Evidence includes the severity of your injuries, the details of the case, insurance limits, and the identity of the defendant. Assuming that the issue of liability is straight forward, the worth of a case is based on the following five areas:

  • Past medical bills;
  • Future medical bills;
  • Lost wages;
  • Loss of earning capacity;
  • and pain and suffering

We use our experience and knowledge of the law to estimate what your case is worth and set honest, realistic expectations with you. We may be able to estimate the value of your case once we have gathered all medical records and statements and have an idea as to whether your physical and mental state has improved or worsened from the date of injury. The following factors will be considered when determining the amount of compensation owed for your injuries:

  • the severity of your injuries and extent of medical treatment;
  • the details of your accident;
  • your degree of fault;
  • your employment history;
  • your ability to work;
  • your life expectancy and lifestyle changes;
  • and your litigation history will also be considered.

What kind of evidence do I need to collect in an accident claim?

Be sure to collect the name, the contact information, and a copy of the insurance information, registration, and driver’s license of the the other person involved in the accident. Collect the names and contact information for any witnesses who saw the accident. In addition, photographs of the accident scene, property damage to your vehicle, and injuries to you or those in your vehicle are all important to strengthening your case. It is perfectly fine to take pictures of the other vehicle involved in the accident.

How long will it take to settle my injury accident claim?

The length of time it takes to settle a case depends on the seriousness of your injuries. The more severe the injuries, the longer it takes to recover. It is important to wait until you have been treated for all injuries prior to making any demand. Only by waiting through the treatment process do we really know the extent of the injuries as well as the long term impact in the future. We need to know the prognosis so we can better estimate your past, current, and future losses.

What if I live in another state‚ but was injured in Michigan?

Michigan has its own injury laws and statutes of limitations. Call BEST FIRM to see if you should sue in Michigan so you do not lose your rights.

What happens if I lose my case?

Since we work on a contingency fee basis, if we don’t win–you are free to just walk away owing us nothing for having tried.