Frequently Asked Questions About Personal Injury
Each personal injury client we represent is different, however those who have been injured often have similar questions. Here are some common questions we receive from people who have been in an accident.
- Is it really necessary to hire an attorney to receive fair compensation for my injuries?
- What if I do not want to go to court?
- If I hire a lawyer and make a claim, will that become public?
- What fees do you charge for an accident case?
Unfortunately, in today’s environment, Minnesota law can be very difficult to navigate. Because there are usually at least three different insurance companies involved, even with a “routine” claim, it is important that you seek an attorney early on to assure that you do not forfeit any claims you may have, including a claim against your own health insurance. Typically, insurance companies do not strive to pay fair settlements to unrepresented people, but will pay top dollar when the injured person and his or her lawyer demonstrate they have done what it takes to win in court. It costs the same to hire an attorney from the beginning as it does midway through the process. Retaining an attorney from the beginning ensures all evidence is gathered, and witnesses are identified before they are lost.
At Klampe Law Firm, we leave that decision to you. It is often possible to resolve the claim with the insurance company without trying your case in a court of law. Most of our personal injury claims settle without going to court, or without even starting a lawsuit. However, they settle fairly only when the insurance company recognizes we are prepared to go to court if a fair settlement is not reached.
No. Your injuries and treatment and insurance settlements are private information we do not disclose. Only if a lawsuit is filed in court is there a public record of the claim, and even then we do not seek publicity for the claim. We value your privacy and adhere to strict confidentiality.
We charge nothing unless you receive a recovery. Our standard contingency fee is one-third of the amount we recover for you. From the initial consultation through your final meeting, there is never a charge to speak to us.