Read the questions below to get answers to frequently asked questions that you may have. If a further explanation is needed, don’t hesitate to fill out our contact form or give us a call at (215) 246-9000.
What is My Case Worth?
Your case is worth either the amount of money awarded to you by a jury or a judge or the sum that you agree upon with an insurance company.Our Philadelphia personal injury lawyers at Reiff & Bily can evaluate the conditions and circumstances surrounding your injury accident case. We will assess liability concerns and provide a complete medical assessment before arriving at a figure that we believe you are owed for your injuries.
How Much Time Will It Take to Obtain a Reasonable and Fair Settlement Offer?
There is no specific timeframe for obtaining a settlement offer. Depending on the specifics of your personal injury case, it could take weeks, months, or years. Usually, you will receive payment after you have recovered from your injuries and your doctor has released you. This gives you the best chance of receiving full compensation for your injuries and costs.Our Philadelphia personal injury attorneys at Reiff & Bily want to make sure that you get the full monetary value for your injuries, which is why we wait until you’ve finished all of your medical treatments before telling an insurer how much your case is worth. This also gives us time to gather additional information that could increase the value of your Pennsylvania personal injury case. We will, however, constantly do what we can to move your case forward to a successful resolution.
Do I Need to Go to Court?
If the insurance company agrees to pay what we feel your case is worth and you decide that you’d like to settle for this amount, then your Pennsylvania injury case won’t go to court. We reach satisfactory settlement agreements for over 90% of our personal injury cases. Some cases, however, require a formal trial proceeding. Either way, it is critical that you retain the services of an experienced Philadelphia personal injury law firm. Even though your case will likely not reach a jury, Reiff & Bily will prepare your case as if it were going to court.
How Much Does Reiff & Bily Charge?
You will not pay us a penny unless we recover compensation for you. Our fee is a percentage of your recovery.
Who Pays for the Lawsuit Costs?
Reiff & Bily will usually advance the costs of prosecuting your Pennsylvania personal injury case. We will also advance investigation expenses, expert witness fees, court fees, deposition costs, photography expenses, travel fees, accident reconstruction expenses, exhibit preparation fees, and other associated expenses. If we recover your compensation, the costs will be subtracted from your financial recovery.
Why Can’t I Hire Just Any Lawyer?
Not every lawyer has the experience and skills to successfully represent your personal injury case the way we can. All of our Philadelphia, Pennsylvania personal injury lawyers at Reiff & Bily have exceptional training, trial experience, and personal injury expertise. Our Martindale Hubbell “AV” rating reflects our excellent abilities, credentials, and standards. We always represent our clients’ best interests, and we guarantee the exemplary advocacy of their claims.The personal injury lawyers at Reiff & Bily have been recognized by Philadelphia Magazine and Law and Politics Magazine as Super Lawyers since 2005 through 2013.
Who Will Pay My Medical Costs and Repair My Car If the Negligent Party Doesn’t Have Insurance?
You may be covered even if the other driver doesn’t have insurance coverage. Contact Reiff & Bily. We can examine your insurance policy and let you know if you carry uninsured motorist coverage or whether you have another type of insurance that can compensate you.
What Should I Do At the Accident Site?
Get the names of any people that saw the accident so that you can use them as potential witnesses. Write down their addresses and phone numbers. Do not talk to any insurance representatives at the accident scene. Some insurance companies have been known to send adjusters to accident scenes where they can catch people off guard, ask them incriminating questions, and persuade them to sign away their rights.See a doctor right away. Don’t let the insurance company choose a doctor for you. See your own doctor. To schedule your free consultation with an experienced Reiff & Bily Pennsylvania personal injury lawyer, call (800) 421-9595 or contact us online.