FAQs

Cyrus, Adkins & Walker wants to give you the information everyone needs to know after they have suffered an injury.

Q: How do I know how much my case is worth?

A: There are many factors to consider in the evaluation of a personal injury claim and the value of your claim. Those factors include a liability or fault analysis, the nature of your injuries, how your doctors expect you to fare in the future, your medical bills now and in the future, the pain you experienced, how your injuries have affected your ability to work and carry on with your life, how old you are, whether you have pre-existing injuries that already impair your ability to work or go about your life and what an jury in your area would be inclined to give you. It is a complex process and this is another reason why you should consult with an attorney earlier rather than later in the negotiation process.

Q: When is the right time to settle my case?

A: Not until you are sure of the nature and extent of your injuries. You need to know if you will be continuing with your medical attention, whether you will be able to work in the future, and how the injury will affect your ability to do normal everyday tasks before you agree to settle your case.

Q: Do I have to pay for hiring experts, depositions, and other expenses of getting my case to trial?

A: At Cyrus, Adkins & Walker, we will advance all costs necessary for the development and presentation of your case. In the event of a successful recovery, whether by settlement or verdict, these necessary costs and expenses are reimbursable to our firm. However, in the unlikely event that no recovery is obtained, our firm will absorb all costs and expenses. Simply put, our clients are never asked to pay for any costs or expenses out of their pockets.

Q: Can a prior injury affect my claim in any way?

A: Generally, a person who is negligent or careless is responsible only for the harm he or she caused. That means that you have to prove there was negligence and that the negligence caused your injury. So if you already had an injury, the negligence could not have caused it. But if you can prove that the negligence made the injury worse, you can collect for the degree to which the problem has been aggravated.

Frequently Asked Questions

Q:Do I have to pay for hiring experts, depositions, and other expenses of getting my case to trial?

A:At Cyrus & Adkins, we will advance all costs necessary for the development and presentation of your case. In the event of a successful recovery, whether by settlement or verdict, these necessary costs and expenses are reimbursable to our firm.

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