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Most Commonly Asked Questions

Q1. How are costs and expenses handled in a personal injury case?


A: The costs and expenses in a personal injury case can be significant. It is often necessary to pay for expert physicians, accountants, economists, and engineers to review the case and assist with its preparation. These costs are advanced by the attorneys and seek no reimbursement or attorney's fees unless we are able to obtain a recovery on your behalf.


Q2. Will my attorneys actually litigate my case in court?


A: Many law firms will solicit your case to someone else for trial. David Dowling and our team have extensive trial experience and will handle your case if it goes to trial.


Q3. How will I be kept informed of the progress of my case?


A. Clients receive copies of correspondence and court filings. We consult with our client each step of the way and the clients can call anytime to inquire about the status of their case. If and when an offer of settlement is received you will be informed and involved in the settlement process.


Q4. How will my case be resolved?


A. Personal injury cases are resolved in several ways. First, it is possible that the defendant and the insurance company will settle the case before suit is actually filed. Most often, this occurs in automobile accident cases and rarely occurs in more complex product liability or medical malpractice cases. Many times, even in what seem like straightforward cases, insurance companies will offer a very low amount. If this occurs, suit is filed and the formal discovery process begins. Cases can resolve after this process through settlement or mediation, an informal process where the parties or the Court select a mediator who attempts to bring both sides together and agree upon a settlement. If this fails, the case would proceed to trial.




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