If you were the victim of a car accident, if you slipped and fell or tripped and fell, or if you were bitten by a dog or other animal—among other things—you may have been involved in a “personal injury” matter. In order to recover for injuries, it is your burden to prove that the injury was due to another person/business’s lack of “reasonable care.” A lack of reasonable care is called negligence.
If you were injured because of another person’s negligence, you may be entitled to recover your medical expenses, lost wages, and damages for pain and suffering. Even if most or all of your medical expenses were covered by your own health insurance, you may still be entitled to a substantial recovery, depending on the severity of your injuries and the facts of your case.
Although the “defendant” in personal injury cases may be another individual driver, or a business entity if you were injured on its property, the real opposing party will be an insurance company in most cases. Many injury victims may believe that they can’t afford to hire a lawyer to go up against a big insurance company.
However, in many personal injury matters, Welts, White & Fontaine attorneys handle cases on a contingency fee basis. A contingency fee arrangement typically requires no upfront payment by the client. If—and only if—our attorneys are able to recover a verdict or settlement for you, our firm would be entitled to a certain pre-determined percentage of the recovery. Contingency fee agreements are typically beneficial to the client in several ways: (1) there’s no upfront cost; (2) you don’t pay unless you win*; and (3) the attorney has a vested interest in obtaining a favorable outcome for you, because they have a stake in the result. What the contingency fee arrangement will be and whether our attorneys can handle a case on a contingency basis at all depends on the facts of a particular case.
Our attorneys are extremely experienced in handling personal injury matters. We will negotiate aggressively on your behalf with insurance companies to try and get you the settlement you deserve without resorting to a lawsuit. If litigation becomes necessary, Welts, White & Fontaine attorneys have decades of experience in the courtroom and conducting jury trials.
To speak with one of Welts, White & Fontaine’s experienced injury attorneys, please call us today at (603) 883-0797, or use the contact form at the foot of this page. Welts, White & Fontaine is Nashua’s largest law firm and serves the legal needs of both individuals and businesses in towns such as Amherst, Milford, Hudson, Brookline, Windham, Hollis, Merrimack, Litchfield, Bedford, Londonderry, Pelham, and of course Nashua.
Author: Israel F. Piedra
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*Clients are still typically responsible for expenses and costs incurred on their behalf, regardless of case outcome.