Common Personal Injury Questions
Personal Injury Attorneys Serving Individuals in San Francisco Since 1980
Our team at Rouda Feder Tietjen & McGuinn is prepared to answer your
toughest questions and help you receive the advocacy and help you need
after a serious injury or loss in your family. We are proud of our legacy
and we are committed to serving injury victims in the San Francisco Bay
Area. On this page, we've compiled answers for questions individuals
going through a personal injury claim often ask us. To learn more about
how we could help,
call our office at
(888) 237-1979 and schedule a
free case evaluation.
Read the following pages to learn more about each step of the process:
How can a lawyer help me?
Working with a trusted
San Francisco personal injury lawyer is important. Representing yourself is not recommended, because these
claims are highly complex. Insurance adjustors do not have your best interest
in mind. Having an advocate on your side could make all of the difference
in your case and consequently in your future.
How much could I recover?
This will depend on a variety of factors, including the severity of your
injury, the circumstances that caused your injury, and how much your injury
will continue to affect your life. This analysis cannot be completed without
a full investigation into the facts of your case. Schedule a complimentary
consultation at our office to receive a specific analysis from a seasoned
professional on our team.
What makes a good personal injury attorney?
Look for a lawyer with experience and a reputation for ethical and effective
representation both within the legal industry and the community at large.
What types of accolades has the firm received? What is their track record?
Ask for recommendations from close friends, relatives, colleagues, and
/ or medical professionals.
I don't think I can afford an attorney — what can I do?
At our firm, we do not charge an upfront hourly fee, and we often front
litigation costs for our clients if necessary. If you do not recover,
there will be no fee for our services whatsoever. If you do, our fee will
be taken as a percentage from the final recovery. This levels the playing
field, making it possible for everyone to have access to the courts to
pursue the justice they deserve without the trauma of further financial
strain. Learn more about
contingency fees .
When should I contact a lawyer about my case?
The sooner you speak with a lawyer after your accident, the better. Not
only will this ensure that you avoid missing the state-imposed deadline
for personal injury lawsuits — known as the statute of limitations
— but it will also enable your attorney to build the strongest possible case.