We will always remember the “person” in personal injury.
Have you been injured by the negligence of another? It happens every day and, if it has happened to you, you know that the injuries and damages you’ve sustained can turn your life upside down. From property damage and lost wages to medical treatment and pain & suffering, these are the types of losses that many victims of another’s wrongdoing will likely experience. The last thing you need to worry about is dealing with adverse parties and insurance companies. My sole focus is to alleviate the stress that comes with recovering these losses by helping you navigate the complex process of obtaining the financial compensation you rightfully deserve.
Types of injury/accident cases I accept:
- Auto accident
- Trucking accident
- Wrongful death
- Premise liability (Slip and fall)
- Nursing home abuse
This is one of the more difficult questions that Plaintiffs’ lawyers are asked, given that a number of variables exist in determining the value of a case. Some of those variables include, but are certainly not limited to, medical expenses (past and future), injuries (past, present and future), lost wages, loss of earning capacity, pain and suffering, the jurisdiction where your case is filed and available insurance coverage. Once your lawsuit is filed and the discovery process begins, we will have a much better idea of the value of your case.
Every case is unique and, as such, there really is no “typical” timeframe in which you can expect your case to be resolved. That being said, we will do everything we can in order to dispose of your case as quickly and efficiently as possible.
At the Law Office of Ben Winters, we operate on a contingency fee basis when it comes to Plaintiff’s cases (i.e. personal injury, premise liability, trucking liability, etc.). What that simply means is that if we do not prevail on your case (either by settlement or trial), then you owe us nothing. We only get paid if you do. The typical contingency fee rate is one-third of any settlement.
There is no hard and fast rule in determining which cases will go to trial and which will be disposed of “out of court”, so to speak. Nowadays, we see fewer and fewer cases proceeding to trial, while more cases are settled prior to trial, either between the parties or by way of alternative dispute resolution (i.e. mediation and/or arbitration).
Rest assured, however, that I am a trial lawyer, first and foremost. Should pre-trial settlement be unobtainable in your case, we will gladly present your case to a jury.