Personal Injury FAQ in San Diego

Can’t I Just Work with the Insurance Company?

You could. But, accepting a check from the insurance company before you have looked at all your legal options is a good way to drastically reduce your settlement 

How long will this Case take?

There is no set answer to this question. The amount of time it will take is different in every circumstance. Some cases can take a relatively short period of time to be resolved while more complicated can take longer. It is best to discuss the specifics of your case and how much time it will take by contacting us. 

Will I have to go to Court?

Statistically speaking - probably not. The vast majority of personal injury cases are settled outside of court after negotiations with your attorney fighting on your behalf. However, some cases do require more extensive litigation in order to force the insurance company to pay you what you really deserve. It is best to discuss the specifics of your situation by contacting us (link). 

How much is my case worth?

This is a very difficult question for any attorney to answer without knowing all of the facts of your case, reviewing your medical and work records, etc. Unlike workers compensation cases, or some other kinds of cases, there is no set schedule or table of defined benefits or settlement sums that must be received for certain kinds of injuries. Each personal injury case is negotiated from scratch on a case-by-case basis with many different factors influencing the ultimate settlement amount. However, after describing your injuries, a good attorney should be able to give you a rough idea of how they can help you, what types of settlements have been awarded for similar injuries in your area, whether your case will probably need to go to court or not, and what kind of time frame may be involved in resolving the case. 

Are there any up-front fees or costs and how does the attorney get paid?

Since all of our cases are taken on a contingency fee basis there are no fees or costs of any kind unless we obtain a satisfactory settlement that is approved by you in advance. We only get paid if we are successful and you get paid. Thus, if we take your case, we are extremely motivated to win and you can have peace of mind knowing that we have a reasonable expectation of success. Feel free to contact us (link) for more information about our fees.


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Law Offices of Ronald B. Laba

4370 La Jolla Village Dr Ste 400
Northern Trust Building
San Diego, CA 92122-1249

San Diego Personal Injury Attorney

217 Civic Center Drive #7
Vista, CA 92084

Vista Personal Injury Attorney

Toll Free: 844-439-8969


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