FAQ

The initial consultation at our law firm could take from 30 minutes to 2 hours depending on the complexity of the case. We like to make sure we get all the details from our clients before we decide whether or not it is a case we are interested in taking.
Because many lawyers are juggling a handful of cases, prior to hiring a personal injury lawyer an individual must know whether the lawyer has the time to handle an individual’s case. Talk to the lawyer and make sure they are able to handle the case and will be able to give you the attention you deserve. At Personal Injury Lawyers San Diego, we accept a smaller caseload so that we can dedicate the proper amount of time to each case.
Many individuals are unaware that if compensation is awarded in a personal injury case that the individual will then be responsible for paying back any amount paid by the health insurance company. If you have experienced attorneys, they know how to deal with this. They are able to settle with the insurance companies beforehand so that any check you get will be 100% yours.
There are many different payment structures utilized by personal injury lawyers. One of the most common payment structures utilized by San Diego personal injury lawyers is a contingency fee basis in which a lawyer is not paid for work until a client is compensated. At San Diego Personal Injury Lawyers we only collect if you get paid.
It is not always the best option for an individual to file a lawsuit in a personal injury case. Many cases can be settled without having to go to trial. Individuals should know prior to hiring a lawyer whether it is likely that a case can avoid having to go to trial.
The most common type of personal injury case would have to be a car accident. They happen so often where there are injuries that it becomes very common to handle a car accident case. One that people may not think would be as common but actually is, is dog bite cases. We don’t hear them on the news and we rarely hear about them from friends so we may not think they are that common. However one would be surprised to know that dog bite cases are actually really common in a personal injury setting.
Now this is a question we often get. The real answer, is that it depends on what is considered “no real injuries”. Pain is an injury. And soft tissue injuries where you feel pain are also considered injuries. We think it is important to remember that just because you did not have a broken bone does not mean that you are not entitled to recovery.
Currently Alex Ozols is a part of every single case that we deal with at our firm. Whether he is the lead attorney or whether he is just supervising what is going on in the case, he is part of every negotiation and his name is on every single document. We also use every resource we have to get the best results for our clients.
This question is a little bit more tough than one may think. It is so hard to calculate averages when you are dealing with such large amounts of money. Personal injury recoveries even for car accidents can range from five thousand dollars to millions of dollars in recovery.
Personal injury cases usually take around a year to settle. Now that sounds like a long time so many wonder what is going on during that time. Its obviously not just negotiations going back and forth right? That is correct. The reason it takes so long it because we want to make sure that the individual is fully treated and they do not have any lingering injuries. The worst thing that can happen is that we start negotiating and we are about to accept a deal and then new medical bills come in and our client is diagnosed with a new illness. We only want to really push hard to negotiate when our client is full recovered or in the best possible place for them to be in.