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Frequently Asked Questions

You pay nothing until we win your case! Once a settlement is received, the fees will be subtracted from the overall settlement amount received. Hence, you pay nothing out of pocket.

Ashley Injury Lawyers are experienced, aggressive, and compassionate. All members of our personal injury team have years of experience and are not intimated by insurance companies. Insurance companies know Ashley Injury Lawyers, and we are well respected in the industry. Getting you the best possible medical treatment is our main concern before we think about your settlement. Client care and compassion are what sets the Ashley Injury Lawyers apart from any other law firm. Ashley Injury Lawyers will get you the care you need and settle your case for the highest compensation for your damages.

Our law office can front the costs of a case. Still, if you receive money in the settlement, those expenses will be subtracted from your total award amount.

We want you to know that we will do everything in our power for the best possible settlement. There are many factors involved with settling or litigating your case. Some general ones are the extent of injury, medical treatment, lost wages, pain & suffering liability. The first thing is assessing how bad an accident was and any permanent damage, so they can get compensated accordingly.

In many cases, we can make referrals to medical professionals who may offer services on a “lien basis.” Meaning, you won’t have to pay anything upfront to receive treatment. In the end, we will work to get your medical bills paid out of your settlement.

We advise against it for several reasons. Studies show that an attorney consistently recovers a much higher settlement amount than a person without an attorney. Our experienced attorneys have a track record of adequately handling cases, leading to maximum recovery. In some cases, we're able to negotiate medical liens down to increase the amount of money in your pocket. Most importantly, insurance companies are not your friend and are tough negotiators. Insurance adjusters have quotas to keep the amount of money they pay out as low as possible. Their main goal is to give you a small amount of money and have you sign a release as quickly as possible. They have no interest in exploring the extent of your injuries or compensating you accordingly. Don't face insurance companies alone!

Many factors can affect the length of a case, most notably the extent of your injuries and medical care and treatment. The actions of the other parties in the case can also extend the length of your case. Although not typical, it is also not unheard of for claims to be resolved in as much as three years or more, especially if the case requires litigation and trial. It's important to remember every case is different, and there is no set timeline for a personal injury case.

Insurance companies don't pay out willingly. An insurance adjuster has the job of settling cases with the least amount of money possible. That said, even when there is clear and convincing evidence in your favor, we still have to fight to get money. Even if it's your policy, we will be dealing with. The adjuster's job is to minimize the payout.

We cannot predict or promise what will happen in any case. We can guarantee that with our experience and expertise on these matters, working hard every day to make sure you get all the help needed. Likewise, we'll do everything possible, just like always. During the case, we may offer legal opinions on various topics. These are, by no means, guarantees.

Unlikely, but it is possible. Depending on several factors, there may be little, or no money left after you pay fees and costs. It could be particularly the case if third parties have asserted liens against your share after paid fees and expenses. We have the right to be paid our fees and reimbursed for costs we have paid in advance on your behalf. In rare circumstances, this means there will be no money left for you. However, it is always our goal to put money in your pocket to maximize your net settlement. Additionally, you have the right to consent to any settlement of the case.

The law does not require us to state a specific dollar amount when we file a lawsuit, and we typically do not do so. Many factors can and will affect your recovery. Suppose someone else is responsible for at least a portion of your accident. In that case, the law allows you to receive economic damages such as medical expenses, time off work, and other out-of-pocket costs. You are also entitled to non-economic damages for effect on your quality of life. The law provides that there is no formula or "fixed standard" for calculating non-economic damages. As a result, this makes predictions impossible, especially this early in the process. When we have obtained enough information to evaluate the settlement, we will communicate your opinions regarding settlements or potential litigation.

Yes, you can be reimbursed for injury-related expenses. You must keep receipts and proof of payments. You must inform us of these expenses and provide documentation. It’s best to keep a file with invoices or receipts for any expenses related to your injury, and forward a copy of the file to our office. Some examples are prescription co-pays, neoprene brace, shower seat, or medical supplies.

Typically, the answer is yes. Most health plan contracts (including Kaiser) contain provisions for repayment when recovery is made against someone else. However, we can often work with your plan to reduce your obligation, thus increasing your net recovery.

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