Personal Injury FAQ
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A single accident can change your life in an instant. At HMW Law, our lawyers understand the difficulties individuals experience after an accident. We are here to guide you through the process, answer all your questions, and fight hard for you so that you do not have to worry about the legal matters.
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Is there a deadline after the accident that I need to file my case by?
In most cases, there is a statute of limitations governing how much time can pass before a plaintiff can no longer file a personal injury case. With different types of accidents, the statute of limitations changes. It can range from several months to several years. If you aren't sure how much time you have to file a claim, contact us today to learn the specific rules for your case.
How much does it cost to hire your firm?
We operate on a contingency fee basis. What does this mean? We don't charge any fees upfront and only require payment if we are successful in winning compensation on your behalf. This means that you pay nothing out of pocket, with our legal fees coming out of the settlement or verdict. As well, the initial consultation to review your case is free. There is no risk in contacting us to learn what we can do for you!
What are the differences between a civil and criminal court?
There are many differences between civil and criminal court. When a case is in criminal court, the defendant faces prison times, but in a civil case, the penalties are monetary. Most importantly, however, is the level of evidence and argument required to secure a legal ruling. While criminal cases require a prosecutor to prove guilt beyond reasonable doubt, a civil case plaintiff needs only to establish a preponderance of evidence.
Why pick the attorneys at HMW Law?
In short, we work harder than the average firm and it shows in our results. We have resolved thousands of cases and have over 75 years of combined experience. Over our years of practice, we have received accolades, awards, and recognition, including the National Association of Distinguished Council, which only includes the top 1% of lawyers. Our attorneys have also earned the Top 40 Under 40 selection and inclusion in The National Trial Lawyers – Top 100 Trial Lawyers. With so many cases and such a strong track record, we are a name that you can trust. Highly regarded by our peers, we do everything we can to make positive things happen for our clients. We are available 24/7 to talk with you, so there is no need to wait.
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