What questions should I ask before hiring a personal injury attorney?

After an accident, you may be wondering how you will move on with your life. Focusing on your own healing, paying medical bills, and taking time away from work can be daunting, but you don’t have to do it all alone. Hiring a personal injury attorney may help you get back on your feet. With so many lawyers out there, choosing one can be overwhelming. When you call for an initial consultation,... read more?

How much does a personal injury lawyer cost?

We often get the question, “How much will a personal injury attorney cost me?” In essence, that answer depends on how much we recover on your behalf, however, we charge nothing upfront. While some attorneys charge an hourly fee for their services, others (like us) work on a contingency-fee basis. That means our fees are contingent upon the amount of money awarded in an individual case. We... read more?

What is a no fault state?

A no-fault state is one that has decided, through the laws of that state, that each owner and operator of a vehicle will be required to carry coverage on their automobile insurance to be used to cover medical expenses should an accident occur, regardless of who is at fault for that accident. This coverage, called Personal Injury Protection, PIP, or No-Fault, are all the same thing, and becomes... read more?

Am I entitled to pain and suffering damages?

If you successfully file a personal injury claim against a negligent party, you may be able to receive repayment for specific amounts of money that you have lost due to medical bills, property repairs, and so on. These are known as “special damages.” Another kind of compensation, known as “general damages” deals with less tangible losses. Two of the most common examples are “pain and... read more?

Will my health insurance pay for my medical bills?

One of the question the attorneys at the Ruth Law Team are often asked is “Will my health insurance pay for my medical bills after a car accident?” Your car insurance, through your Personal Injury Protection provision, is primary when it comes to your medical bills. After your car insurance has paid its share, your health insurance may then pay for your remaining medical bills. Not all... read more?

What happens if you do not win my case?

The Ruth Legal Team operates on a contingency-fee basis. We want the victims of car collisions to be able to seek counsel without fear of outrageous legal or medical fees. Our goal is to make your life easier, not add on to your hardships. If we do not win your case, you will not owe us a penny. Upon resolution of the case, our fee is a percentage of the total recovery. ... read more?

How long will it take to settle my case?

The fact that each case is unique makes it difficult to provide an exact case timeline. Some head-on collision cases can be resolved in only a few months. Others may take well over a year to resolve. The sooner that our head-on crash lawyers get started, the sooner we can resolve your case. Getting off to a quick start also increases our chances of preserving valuable time-sensitive evidence.... read more?

How much will my settlement be?

Every personal injury claim is different. A number of factors will influence the amount of your settlement, including injuries you sustained, damage caused to your property, and the amount of work time you missed. The goal is to obtain a fair settlement for you. The Ruth Legal Team will never accept a settlement without your approval. We are here to work on your behalf. We will fight for a... read more?

How soon should I contact an attorney?

If you intend to file a claim or want to find out whether you have a solid case, then you should reach out to our team as soon as possible. The longer you wait, the greater chance there is that valuable evidence will be lost. Our head-on accident lawyers want to ensure that they create a strong case for your claim. The sooner you contact us, the better we are able to accomplish that goal. ... read more?

Will my case go to trial?

Many personal injury claims are settled out of court. Your head-on collision attorney will always negotiate with the defense before attempting to take your case to trial. Each settlement offer received will be presented to you. Our clients always have the final say on whether or not a settlement is accepted. The only way that your case will go to trial is if you choose to take it there. If... read more?

Nominal Damages: What You Need to Know

Nominal damages are awarded when the plaintiff is legally in the right, but has not suffered substantial losses. Because the plaintiff has no established need for compensation, the amounts awarded in these cases are usually very small. They may only cover the plaintiff’s legal costs, or they may be as little as one dollar. What are Nominal Damages? In a typical personal injury claim, the... read more?