FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
- Will Lundy Law take my case?
- Will I have to go to court?
- Are you available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week?
- What if I am not able to come to your office?
- Will I meet with a lawyer?
- How much money is my case worth?
- How do I know if I need an attorney?
- What is a personal injury case?
- How much will Lundy Law charge?
- Who may bring an action for damages in a personal injury case?
- An insurance adjuster wants to settle and says I do not need a lawyer. Should I get one?
- What is a “tort?"
- What are examples of torts or tortfeasors I may have heard of in the past several years?
- How much time do I have to bring a case?
- Can I change my lawyer?
- Should I get a second opinion if an attorney thinks I do not have a case?
- Does Lundy Law handle other types of cases in addition to personal injury?
- Will my insurance rates go up if I pursue a claim or obtain a recovery?
- Specific Practice Area FAQ's
Will Lundy Law take my case?
Our personal injury lawyers are skilled at their jobs and can tell you for free whether or not they believe you have a case. Read through the material in this website, and if you think you might have a claim, call us at 1-800-LundyLaw® or submit a free initial consultation form to be contacted by one of our personal injury lawyers. Our firm will speak with you for free and help you determine what legal action you should take and whether or not our firm is a good fit to represent you.
Will I have to go to court?
No. If the insurance company for the person who caused the injury is willing to offer a fair settlement, you do not have to bring a lawsuit to obtain a recovery. We are skilled at negotiating settlements without filing lawsuits. In the event the insurance company is not willing to negotiate fairly, we will then proceed with filing a lawsuit if you so desire.
Are you available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week?
Yes. Our law firm is staffed in such a way that a Lundy Law employee can be reached 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. If appropriate, this employee can contact a firm attorney 7 days a week at any time. We are ready, willing, and able to discuss a claim with you 24/7, all for free.
What if I am not able to come to your office?
In the event your injury prevents you from traveling to our office, a personal injury lawyer from Lundy Law will meet with you at your house, the hospital, or any meeting place you designate.
Will I meet with a lawyer?
Yes. At your initial consultation, a personal injury attorney from Lundy Law will meet with you. Throughout the remainder of your representation, a lawyer and a legal assistant will be involved in the handling of your claim.
How much money is my case worth?
Your case is worth what we tell the insurance company it is worth, or it’s worth the amount granted by a judge and jury. We examine all the conditions surrounding your personal injury case to arrive at a figure we believe the insurance company must pay for your injuries. These conditions include how the accident happened, what injuries you suffered, the amount of your medical expenses and lost income, future medical problems and costs, and future loss of income. We study every detail so we can get you the money you deserve for your personal injuries.
How do I know if I need an attorney?
If you or a family member experience a personal injury, you can benefit from speaking to a personal injury lawyer at Lundy Law today. Often, the insurance company for the person who caused the injury will try to settle with you before you have an opportunity to retain an attorney. The insurance company knows it can probably settle the case for less money if you do not have a lawyer. We will investigate your case and obtain the necessary witness statements, documents, photographs, and other materials needed to protect your rights.
What is a personal injury case?
The term “personal injury” involves any incident or action that leads to a person or group of people being harmed. Auto accidents, slip and falls, workers’ compensation, wrongful death, medical malpractice, and birth injuries are all examples of potential personal injury cases. Our personal injury lawyers are skilled and knowledgeable individuals who focus on helping injured victims obtain the compensation they deserve for injuries and emotional pain.
How much will Lundy Law charge?
At Lundy Law, there is never a charge for your case consultation or visit. All your questions will be answered and there is no obligation. We never charge a fee until we obtain a recovery for you. Our fee is a percentage of your recovery. We may advance costs associated with obtaining the maximum recovery possible for your case. But, again, until we win your case it costs you nothing.
Who may bring an action for damages in a personal injury case?
A competent adult, who is over age 18 and injured, must bring the lawsuit in his or her name. A minor or an incompetent adult must have suit brought by either a parent or court-appointed guardian. The personal representative of a deceased person, must bring a lawsuit in the name of the decendent and his or her family.
An insurance adjuster wants to settle and says I do not need a lawyer. Should I get one?
Remember who the adjuster works for: an insurance company. Adjusters have one goal—to settle your case for the least amount of money possible. What may seem like a fair offer to you could fall short of any amount of money settled through a lawyer. It is a good idea to consult with an attorney at Lundy Law before accepting any offer made to you by an insurance company.
What is a “tort?”
A tort is a kind of personal injury case that involves a wrongful act to a person or group of people. The result of the wrongful act can be injury to health, property, or reputation for which the injured party is entitled to compensation. Many torts result from negligence.
What are examples of torts or tortfeasors I may have heard of in the past several years?
A tort is a civil wrong that causes someone else harm and injury. The person causing the harm is the tortfeasor. Examples of torts are car accidents and slip and fall injuries due to someone’s negligence. Examples of tortfeasors include a negligent manufacturer, a pharmaceutical company that cares more about profits than public safety, or a company that produced a defective product that harmed people. For each of these, injured individuals may need to seek compensation for the harm caused to them.
How much time do I have to bring a case?
You must file your case within the statute of limitations, a fixed period of time dictated by the law. In many injury cases, you are required to bring your case within two years from the date of the event that caused the injury. For an explanation of these time limits, always consult an experienced lawyer. Contact the personal injury lawyers at Lundy Law today, and we will help you determine the timeframe in which you must act.
Can I change my lawyer?
You have the right to change lawyers; however, your initial attorney may be entitled to payment for services rendered up to the time of dismissal. The lawyer will be paid from the fee earned at the conclusion of the case. Your new lawyer will usually work out an arrangement whereby the fee is split between the two lawyers.
Should I get a second opinion if an attorney thinks I do not have a case?
Yes. Different lawyers will see a potential case differently. Some lawyers may not be familiar with the type of case you have. If a lawyer rejects your case, seeking a second opinion is always a good idea.
Does Lundy Law handle other types of cases in addition to personal injury?
Yes. We have decades of experience handling various types of claims in addition to those involving personal injury or death. We also work closely with other attorneys who practice in specific areas of the law where we may not. If your specific case is not the type of case we handle, we can certainly put you in touch with a respected attorney who will assist you and evaluate your case accordingly.
Will my insurance rates go up if I pursue a claim or obtain a recovery?
No. Based on the information insurance agents and insurance carriers provide us, simply because an injured person pursues a claim does not mean that his or her insurance premium will be increased. It is when a person’s negligent or wrongful acts cause injury that his or her own insurance premiums are increased.
Specific Practice Area FAQ’s
20We are constantly coming across new questions. While most of them are alway best asked directly to your attorney given the specific circumstances of your case, we have created the following resource for the practice area questions you may have. CLICK HERE FOR MORE FAQ’s