FAQs

What is a personal injury lawyer?

A personal injury lawyer is a civil lawyer who provides legal services to those who have been injured in an accident involving the negligent or intentional act of others.

What does a personal injury lawyer do?

A personal injury lawyer represents a claimant for claims related to third-party negligence resulting in injury, including the cost of medical care, pain, suffering, emotional distress, and incident-related wage loss.

When to hire a personal injury lawyer?

You should hire a personal injury lawyer fast after being in an accident or the victim of negligence. There is no specific deadline as to when you should hire a personal injury lawyer, but time is certainly of the essence.

How to hire a personal injury lawyer

Do your research before hiring a personal injury lawyer. Check previous client reviews, success rate of the firm or attorney you’re considering, and discuss all possible fees before signing anything.

How much does a personal injury lawyer cost?

Personal injury lawyers typically work on a contingency fee basis. This means that if you do not win, they do not get paid. Many personal injury lawyers charge between 33% to 40% depending on the circumstances of the case. There are additional expenses that either the lawyer pays for and subtracts from your final settlement, or requires you to pay for as they occur. Additional expenses could include medical records, police reports, filing fees, depositions, witness fees, or investigators..

What questions should you ask a personal injury lawyer?

– How much experience do you have in handling personal injury cases? 
– Will I have to pay for additional costs if the case is lost?
– Should my case be pursued?
– What is your contingency fee?
– What is your success rate?
– What will be expected of me during the process?
– What is your assessment of my case?

Should I get a lawyer for a car accident?

Whenever you are involved in a car accident that results in the injury of yourself or another person it is usually best to get a lawyer. The laws can be very tricky at times and the insurance companies are not fair. A skilled lawyer at Matlin Injury Law can help you get the medical treatment you need and the compensation you deserve.

How do I find a lawyer for a car accident?

The best way to find a lawyer for a car accident is to contact the Matlin Injury Law office and talk to a live person. You can call, or text at any time day or night: (720) 464-3600. Through innovation and commitment, we strive to produce bigger and faster settlements for our clients. We give each client the personal attention they expect and deserve. We have earned a reputation for always over-delivering and exceeding expectations while “WOWing” our clients with our knowledge, customer service, and the results we produce. Just give us a call and we will be there for you.

What do I do after a car accident?

Whenever you are involved in a car accident, regardless of whether it is with another vehicle, a pedestrian, an inanimate object, or whatever…the first thing to do is make sure that everybody is alright. The next step would be to dial 911 and get police and emergency help.

Answer any questions that are required as far as identification purposes, but do not admit fault. Show your driver’s license to all that ask to see it, share your insurance information, but most importantly, make sure you collect the other person’s insurance information.

If you call the police, usually they will do this for you.

Lastly, contact a lawyer. Get help with your situation from a trusted expert. 

How much is a lawyer for a car accident?

If you contact Matlin Injury Law at (720) 464-3600 you might be surprised that you do not have to pay us anything. Most all accident injury cases that we handle do not require any upfront money. When you call us you can talk directly to an attorney that will assess your case and answer any questions that you may have.

Depending on the details of your accident, the costs could be a percentage of the compensation that you get when the case is closed. The exact percentage will vary from one client to the next. The best way to find out what your costs will be is to give us a call.

Can I change my car accident lawyer?

Yes, absolutely. If you are dissatisfied with the lawyer that you are currently working with, all you have to do is give us a call at (720) 464-3600 and we will handle everything to switch from your current slacker lawyer to our high-quality services.

When do you need a motorcycle accident lawyer?

Any time that you are in a motorcycle accident that results in an injury it is best to call an accident lawyer as soon as you possibly can. The insurance companies that cover the people on the other side of the accident are most likely not going to look out for your best interests. You need to have somebody looking out for you in order to ensure that you will get the compensation that you deserve.

Should I get a lawyer for a motorcycle accident?

At any time you are involved in an accident that causes personal injury or property damage it is wise to contact a lawyer. Injury law can be an extremely complicated topic to explore, and when it comes to being compensated for injuries and property damage a seasoned lawyer will be able to navigate the system and get you through all of the red tape that the insurance companies will try to put in your way.

How can a lawyer help after a motorcycle accident?

A motorcycle accident injury lawyer will be able to help you through every step of the process that will ultimately lead you to your compensation. Your lawyer will be able to assess your claim and fight for you against the insurance companies. Since motorcycle attorneys have specific motorcycle law knowledge they are better equipped to serve you in court than any other type of lawyer.

How long does it take to settle a motorcycle accident?

Each case will have its own specific characteristics that could determine the duration of the settlement. Some cases will settle in as little as 30 to 45 days. Other cases could drag on for weeks or even months. Some cases will not have a simple settlement because they will have to go to a trial. 

Who is at fault in most motorcycle accidents?

Motorcycle accidents happen for many reasons. In some cases, the motorcycle rider is reckless and likes to go much faster than is safe. In other cases, people that are driving vehicles such as cars and trucks do not pay as much attention to the road as they should.

Motorcycle riders are not easy to see in the small side mirrors so oftentimes drivers of vehicles turn into them without knowing they are there.

Studies have shown that the majority of vehicle vs. motorcycle accidents that result in serious injury are at the fault of automobile drivers. If you are injured in a motorcycle accident do not hesitate to contact a lawyer so that you don’t have to worry about fighting for your rights all alone.

Do I need a lawyer for a work injury?

Depending on the situation of your work injury, you might need a lawyer. As with most other injury cases, you would be negotiating with another insurance company. Insurance companies may argue anything in order to either devalue your claim or deny liability. If there is a way for them to dodge responsibility, they will find it and attempt to use it against you. If you have a lawyer on your side it will be more difficult for the insurance company to deny your claim.

By hiring a lawyer to help you with the case you can have a better chance of getting the amount of help that you deserve. If you require large-scale medical treatment, are going to have an extensive amount of lost work, or there is the possibility that you could receive permanent disability you could benefit exponentially from hiring a work injury attorney.

When should I get a lawyer for my work injury?

When it comes to any type of injury, including a work injury, it is best to contact an attorney as soon as possible. Before you sign any paperwork, answer questions from the insurance company, or agree to any terms it is best to get the advice of a lawyer to help you make crucial decisions that could jeopardize your claim.

Does my work injury lawyer help with disability?

A work injury lawyer can show you how to get the most out of your injury case by making you aware of your eligibility for various programs and benefits. In the event that an injury results in a situation that hinders your ability to work, your lawyer can guide you through the process of obtaining short-term or long-term disability benefits.

Having a great lawyer by your side in a work injury case will help to ensure that you get the best care that is possibly available to you. Having an attorney will also reduce the chances of your claim being denied by the insurance company.

How does a work injury lawyer work?

A work injury lawyer will work hard to help to discover the evidence that you will need to prove your claim and get the most out of your case. Taking on responsibilities such as obtaining medical records, discussing treatment with medical professionals, gathering outside professional opinions are some of the tasks that a work injury lawyer will perform.

Most importantly when it comes to the discussions between insurance companies, the judge, and your case your lawyer will know what to say and how to say it when it comes time to negotiate a compensation settlement that will be most beneficial to you.

Are a personal injury lawyer and a work injury lawyer the same?

The difference between a personal injury case and a worker’s compensation case is that a personal injury case has to prove the negligence of the party that caused the injury, and a worker’s compensation case does not.

A personal injury lawyer can also be a work injury lawyer depending on the case they are working on at the time. A well-educated, dynamic lawyer can specialize in several different practices and allow the knowledge that they have within each practice to help them with every case that they have.