How much does it cost?
We only work on a contingency fee, meaning that if we do not win, we do not get paid. Injury victims cannot afford to pay an attorney by the hour. Our contingency fee is in line with other top-quality lawyers who handle serious personal injury matters. There are no up front costs or fees with us.
Do I even need a lawyer?
Not every personal injury case requires a lawyer. However, if you attempt to negotiate directly with an insurance company you will lack the negotiation leverage required to force a reasonable settlement. Having an attorney means there will be “teeth” behind demands for compensation. Furthermore, attempting to resolve a case on your own prior to hiring an attorney could have a negative impact on your case if you decide to hire an attorney later. McDuffey & Medcalf provides a free, no-risk consultation where the pros and cons of hiring a lawyer in your specific case can be discussed.
How much is my case worth?
There is no such thing as a fixed price associated with a given injury. Each case is unique. A number of factors go into the valuation of your case, including the amount of available insurance, cost of medical bills and percentage of fault. Much of this information is unknown at the time of your injury, but as your cases progresses it is easier to estimate the value of a claim. Our goal is to gather this information as quickly as possible, while also helping you avoid the tactics used by insurance companies to devalue your claim.
Do I have to go to court?
Absolutely not. In fact, most clients want to avoid going to court. We do our very best to come to a reasonable settlement before filing a lawsuit.
What should I do after an accident?
Your health should take top priority. Seek medical treatment for your injuries as quickly as possible. This will also be important documentation of your injuries when it comes time to present your case to the insurance company. After seeking initial treatment, contact McDuffey Medcalf, LLC before speaking with any insurance companies. Do not give a recorded statement. Preserve any evidence you think will help your case. Our firm will take over all communication with the insurance companies and coordinate your medical treatments so you can focus on resting and recovering from your injuries.