F.A.Q.

How Do I know If I have a Personal Injury or Disability Claim?
It is hard to know whether you have a viable claim in all circumstances. Almost anyone who is involved in a car accident, whether your are a driver, cyclist, or pedestrian may have a personal injury claim, however it is important to speak with an experienced lawyer that can review your case at an early stage. The Lawyers at HSP Law provide free case evaluations and will be able to advise you right away on whether you have a claim or not.
How much is my case worth?
This is a very common question for personal injury lawyers. At HSP Law we often find ourselves speaking with accident victims who have been told their claims are worth much more than they can ever expect to recover. The truth is, it is impossible to predict how much your case will settle for. We can give you a range once we become familiar with your case, but we often caution injury victims about signing retainers with lawyers who over value their cases only to get to them to sign a retainer.
What if I don’t have money to pay my lawyers?
At HSP Law we work strictly on a contingency fee basis, which means that we only get paid when we win your case. If, for some reason we are not successful, we do not require to pay any legal fees or other hidden costs.
What happens if I can’t go back to work after my accident and I can’t support my family?
If you are injured in an accident, you may be entitled to certain benefits that will be paid to you to replace your loss of income and help give you financial security while you recover from your accident.
How long will it take to settle my case?
A personal injury case can take up to 3 years to settle, however sometimes it can be done much faster than that. At HSP Law we begin working on resolving your claim immediately, which means will make sure you are compensated as early as possible if we can secure an amount that is fair given your injury or disability. Sometimes it does take longer to get the best settlement for your injuries depending on the severity and complexity of your case.
How long do I have to make a personal injury or disability claim?
For most accidents you have 2 years from the date of your loss to make a claim; however, in some circumstances, the deadline can be much sooner than that. For instance, if you are bringing a claim against a municipality you may only have 10 days to give notice of your claim. Unfortunately, if you miss any of these deadlines. You may lose your right to file a claim altogether. It is important to contact a personal injury lawyer immediately after your accident to get advice on your obligations.