If you have suffered a personal injury or have experienced medical malpractice, you likely have many questions about what to do and what to expect. The attorneys at Colucci, Colucci & Marcus, P.C. are here to answer your questions and give you the guidance you need. Talk to our Boston injury lawyer about the details of your claim, and we’ll explain your options and give you the information you need to make crucial decisions.
As experienced legal malpractice attorneys in Massachusetts, we have successfully represented many clients who faced a full range of issues. With representation from a skilled lawyer, you are more likely to resolve your case in your favor. The insurance company does not have your best interest in mind. At our law firm, we do. Whenever you are looking for an attentive auto accident or Boston wrongful death lawyer, reach out to us. Below, you’ll find answers to some of our frequently asked questions.
Can you please explain the time frame involved in a case like this? How does the contingency work? And with whom at the firm will I be dealing?
A better question is: When can a person pursue a personal injury case? And the answer is: When someone, through no fault of their own, sustains a physical injury due to someone else’s negligent action.
Only a qualified, experienced personal injury attorney can answer that question. So many factors play into whether or not a personal injury claim is “good” that it’s impossible to answer accurately without knowing the particulars of a case. But in general, it’s a case where the plaintiff has become injured due to someone else’s negligence, and the responsible party is found to have adequate insurance so that the plaintiff can be fully compensated.
If you become injured due to someone else’s negligence you not only need a personal injury lawyer, you need a great personal injury lawyer. Cases have such nuance and/or complexity that only a seasoned and accomplished attorney will be able to protect you and maximize the recovery due.
This also deals with “why” you need a great personal injury attorney. That statute of limitations (the time period during which you can bring a claim) varies with the facts. In other words, if it involves a car accident you would have generally 3 years to file a complaint in court or forever be barred from doing so. But if you were in Connecticut when the accident happened you may have as little as two years. If you were 15 years old when you got hurt in a car accident you would have up to 3 years after your 18th birthday. And that’s only a few examples. If that scares you, it should.
Again, it all depends. Some cases can be settled in weeks, while others take considerably longer. One thing is certain, though, you will be in the best possible position to resolve the matter quickly if your lawyer is on top of the case and forever moving it forward.
The very best way is from a client that has directly dealt with the attorney. That person is in a unique position to tell you firsthand about his or her experience. You may also want to look at years of experience, and past successes, as well as awards, won, or recognitions earned by respected journals or organizations.
It all comes down to your lawyer. You can research the candidates, look at their websites and try to get a feel for the organization. In the end, you want a personal meeting so you can look them in the eye and assess what you see. This also gives you a chance to see the firm itself and ask any questions you have. If you like what you see and hear, and get a good feeling from the attorney, then you are making an informed decision. But in the end what means the most are results.
The sooner the better. Some people don’t want to be seen as running to a lawyer the minute that tragedy strikes, but there is nothing more important than getting to the lawyer as soon as possible. Skid marks wash away, witnesses disappear, videos are over over-written and that’s just 3 of a thousand things that can and will change over time. The lawyer is in the best position to help you when he or she is given early access to information, evidence, and witnesses.
You should want to come away from the meeting well informed, comfortable and confident that the lawyer who will be representing you will do a great job and maximize the recovery due you. If you walk out of an initial meeting thinking, “I’ve got the right person,” you’re well on your way to a successful outcome.