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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

A personal injury case typically arises when an individual suffers harm or injury due to the negligent or intentional actions of another party. Personal injury law allows the injured person (plaintiff) to seek compensation from the responsible party (defendant) for the damages they have incurred. The goal is to provide financial relief to the injured party and hold the responsible party accountable for their actions.

Common types of personal injury cases include:

  1. Car Accidents: Injuries resulting from the negligence of a driver, such as reckless driving or failure to follow traffic rules.
  2. Slip and Fall Accidents: Injuries that occur on someone else’s property due to hazardous conditions, leading to slips, trips, or falls.
  3. Medical Malpractice: Harm caused by the negligence or incompetence of healthcare professionals, such as doctors, nurses, or hospitals.
  4. Product Liability: Injuries caused by defective or dangerous products, including design flaws or manufacturing defects.
  5. Workplace Accidents: Injuries that occur on the job due to unsafe working conditions or employer negligence.
  6. Dog Bites: Injuries caused by a dog attack, where the owner may be held liable for the actions of their pet.
  7. Assault or Intentional Torts: Injuries resulting from intentional harm or assault, where the responsible party may face both criminal and civil consequences.
  8. Wrongful Death: Cases where a person’s death is caused by the negligence or misconduct of another, leading to a claim by surviving family members.

In a personal injury case, the injured party may seek compensation for medical expenses, lost wages, pain and suffering, property damage, and other losses related to the injury. Resolving a personal injury case can involve negotiation with insurance companies, out-of-court settlements, or, if necessary, litigation and a trial in court. Legal representation, often by a personal injury attorney, can help navigate the complexities of the legal process and advocate for the injured party’s rights and compensation.

We specialize in a wide range of personal injury cases, including but not limited to:

If you’ve been injured due to someone else’s negligence, you may have a valid case. Common indicators include:

  • Physical injuries
  • Emotional distress
  • Property damage
  • Medical expenses

Your health and safety come first. Seek medical attention promptly. After that, document the scene, gather contact information from witnesses, and take photos if possible. Report the incident to the relevant authorities. Finally, consult with an injury attorney as soon as possible.

We work on a contingency fee basis, meaning you only pay if we secure compensation for you. Our fees are a percentage of the settlement, so you won’t incur any upfront costs.

It depends on the firm. At Boland Aarab we only collect a fee if we have worked for it. And never on money you could have collected without our help. 

The percentage that personal injury lawyers take, commonly known as the contingency fee, typically ranges from 20% to 40% of the total compensation awarded to the client. However, the exact percentage can vary based on factors such as the complexity of the case, the stage at which it is resolved (whether it settles before trial or proceeds to court), and the specific agreement reached between the attorney and the client.

Here’s a breakdown of the typical contingency fee structure:

  1. Standard Range: The standard contingency fee often falls between 33.3% to 40%. This means that if the attorney secures a settlement or judgment for the client, they would receive that percentage of the total amount awarded.
  2. Negotiation and Complexity: In less complex cases or situations where a settlement is reached without going to trial, the contingency fee may be on the lower end of the scale. For more complex cases that require extensive litigation, negotiation, or court proceedings, the fee may lean toward the higher end.
  3. Expenses: In addition to the contingency fee, clients should discuss how case-related expenses will be handled. Some attorneys deduct these costs (e.g., filing fees, expert witness fees) from the final settlement or judgment, while others may require clients to cover these expenses separately. At Boland Aarab we usually cover those expenses.
  4. Initial Consultation: Many personal injury attorneys offer free initial consultations to assess the case’s viability. During this consultation, the attorney may discuss the potential contingency fee, providing transparency to the client.

It’s crucial for clients to have a clear understanding of the fee structure and any associated costs before entering into a representation agreement with a personal injury lawyer. 

The duration varies based on the complexity of the case. Some cases settle quickly, while others may take months or even years. We are committed to efficient resolution without compromising the quality of your case.

Compensation may include:

  • Medical expenses
  • Lost wages
  • Pain and suffering
  • Property damage
  • Emotional distress

We’ll evaluate your case individually to determine the appropriate compensation.

It’s crucial to act promptly. The statute of limitations varies by state and the type of case. Delaying may impact your ability to file a claim, so consult with us as soon as possible.

Not necessarily. Many cases are settled out of court through negotiations. However, if a fair settlement cannot be reached, we are prepared to advocate for you in court.

You can reach us by phone at (406) 416-5829 or through our online contact form on the Contact Us page. We offer free initial consultations to assess your case.

We are trial attorneys. Our motto is uncompromising courtroom excellence. We have spent more than 3000 hours in the courtroom and tried dozens of cases in very few years. We know how to win and have the resources to get there. Our personal injury attorneys have experience, a lot of it. You can read about the process here or take a look at some of the results we have achieved for our clients here.