It’s not uncommon to hear about lawsuit reaching the millions. The $5 million lawsuit over a Subway sandwich has been in the news recently, and only a few months ago the wife of a Georgia man was awarded $3 million for medical malpractice.
Many people with a personal injury case just assume that they get to keep the full amount awarded to them from a lawsuit. However, it actually gets divided in several different ways. In fact, you don’t even get your share of the award until after everything else has been dividend up. Here’s how a typical personal injury case gets split up:
Medical expenses: If your personal injury caused you to use your insurance to cover hospital visits, x-rays, prescriptions, then this is one of the expenses that has to be paid out of the settlement.
Trial expenses: Preparation to go to trial can get pricey. Any doctors that testified or expert witnesses will receive reimbursement for their time.
Contingency fee: Your contingency fee agreement with your attorney will specify what amount will be awarded to your attorney. Most attorneys only charge a fee if they win your case.
Your portion: The remaining portion recovered goes in to your pocket. You keep the rest.
If you have had a Kansas personal injury that was not your fault and need medical treatment, you need an experienced professional who can help you get back on the road to recovery. Call us today at 316-269-1414 or visit our contact page here. Our Kansas personal injury attorneys will provide you a free initial consultation and if we take your case you don’t pay a dime unless we recover money for you. Even then we only take a percentage of the total amount of your recovery.
If you have questions on what you should be looking for when you are making a decision to hire a Kansas personal injury lawyer, read our article located here.
Ray Hodge & Associates proudly represents victims and their families across the state of Kansas, including Wichita, Andover, Derby, Goddard, Haysville, Mulvane, Rose Hill, Newton, El Dorado and Hutchinson. Call today for a free consultation all over the state of Kansas. We have proudly served clients in Sedgwick, Butler, Sumner, Harvey, Kingman and Reno Counties.