Hired a lawyer two months ago because I was rear ended at a high speed. My passenger was injured as was I. We both had whiplash, I have c4 c5 injury, and torn rotator cuff. She had a concussion. She hired the same lawyer. Anyway, the lawyer will not tell us WHAT OUR CASE IS EVEN WORTH. They keep... Read more »
answered on Feb 28, 2023
It sounds like you have serious injuries. The value of your case may depend on the amount of insurance that is available. Over half of drivers in Alabama have no insurance or the bare minimum of $25,000.
Your lawyer is correct that it’s impossible to know the value of a personal injury... Read more »
I am in the process of hiring a lawyer on a contigency fee basis, to sue for tortious conduct for interference of a body. emtional distress, etc. What is the normal/good percentage for a lawyer for such a case?
answered on Oct 24, 2022
It varies from jurisdiction to jurisdiction. Typically, in Alabama, the minimum fee for a personal injury case is 1/3 of the settlement.
It is not uncommon for the fee to increase to 40% or even 45% if the case is litigated or taken all the way to trial. Complex or difficult cases, such as... Read more »
Also, what happens if the vehicle does not belong to that driver?
answered on Feb 26, 2022
You have several possible claims against three possible defendants. Realistically, your recovery is likely limited by the amount of insurance that is available. I'll break down each of your possible claims, but you probably only care about the practical advice so I'll start there.... Read more »
I was at the apartments they rent out to there workers when I got into a argument with someone there and they ended up draging me with there truck and also when I manged to pull myself up in to the bed I stood up and he kept swerving trying to throw me off well so happens after couple trys he... Read more »
answered on Feb 20, 2022
You may have a claim against the driver of the truck and his automobile liability insurance. That would be an easier case than trying to sue the company who owns the apartment complex.
In the event that the driver's insurance denies the claim, you may also have a valid claim against... Read more »
My neighbors dogs routinely trespass and while I'm getting a docile breed I'm worried something may happen because dogs can be territorial and want to know if I need to build a real fence to protect myself from liability
answered on Feb 20, 2022
Generally, no. A dog owner is not liable if the dog attacks another dog that comes on the dog owner's property without the property owner/dog owner's permission.
If you were sued for damages and lost the case, the damages would be limited to the vet bills for the injured dog or... Read more »
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