Frequently Asked Questions
Q: How much will it cost to hire a personal injury lawyer?
A: We make a recovery for you or it's free.
Fox Law offers free consultations on all cases. In your consultation, your case will be discussed and the facts will be reviewed. From this free consultation, your case will be evaluated. If Fox Law accepts your case, it will be handled on a contingency basis, which means you pay nothing for us to handle your case. Fox Law carries all of the costs and assumes all of the risks when we accept your personal injury case. If we recover for you, we are reimbursed for our expenses and we receive a percentage of what we recover.
Q: What is my case worth?
A: Case value is determined by your injury, your economic loss, and liability.
The type of injury, how it affects your life, and whether your injury is permanent or resolves itself in a few months, will greatly influence the value of your case. Therefore, case value can rarely be determined early on. There are many unknown valuation factors that can only be developed over time, such as the correct diagnosis of the injuries and the length of treatment.
Medical bills, subrogation liens (Workman’s Compensation, Medicare, and Health Insurance), work loss, lost earning capacity, and future prognosis addressing daily living restrictions will also be considered in the valuation of your case.
Finally, liability is a major factor in determining the worth of your case. If you are found to be 50% comparatively negligent, you may still recover, however, your case worth will be reduced by 50%.
All factors considered case worth can rarely be determined early on. Therefore, if a lawyer tells you what your case is worth following an initial consultation or within a short time period of the injury, be wary of their motives.
Q: What if I am partially at fault for my accident?
A: Pennsylvania allows you to recover for damages if you are up to 50% responsible.
If you are found to be up to 50% negligent, you can still recover for damages. This is known as Comparative Negligence. There is no formula for arriving at a precise number for a person’s comparative negligence. If you are found to be comparatively negligent, your settlement or award will be adjusted based on the percentage of negligence. In the case of comparative negligence, an experienced Philadelphia Personal Injury lawyer will negotiate your settlement with an insurance adjuster or possibly argue your case to a jury at trial.