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Frequently Asked Questions

The answers you need to get you started at Cunningham Law.
Cunningham Law Firm > Frequently Asked Questions

We work on a contingency fee basis, which means our clients owe no fee unless we obtain a recovery for them.

What do I need in order to qualify for a verdict or settlement?

The only necessary aspect in order to qualify for a personal injury suit is an injury – or death of a loved one – that you believe to have been the result of negligence in another party. If this is the case, it is important that you do not discuss it with anyone else besides a trusted attorney, as you may be swayed that your case does not hold water or be otherwise intimidated out of filing. Cunningham Law Firm will use our experience and our knowledge to assess whether or not you have grounds for a personal injury suit. If your case is strong enough, we may be able to obtain a settlement, which is the agreed upon compensation between plaintiff and defendant before the case ever sees a courtroom. If it cannot be settled out of court, we will take it to trial, where compensation is still possible but in the form of a verdict decided upon by a trail’s jury.

For what damages can I recover compensation?

They will vary from case to case, depending of the scope of the damages. Most of these cases, however, are extensive and will require the recovery for air, water, and soil pollution, destruction of the historical use of the property, future diminishing of the property’s market value, cost of cleaning up the property, cost of having to relocate during its destruction or restoration, loss of the property as whole if damaged irreparably, and other costs. Our firm will catalogue all relevant damages and work to make sure that each is properly accounted for in your compensation.

How soon do I need to file a claim after my injury?

There are two legal entities in place that enforce the time allowed from the event of a wrongdoing to the official charge against the responsible party. The first, known as a “Statute of Limitations,” is different in each state, and also from each type of complaint. Statutes of Limitations, however, can be flexible to extensions depending on individual circumstances, unlike Statutes of Repose, which are much more strict and definite than their counterpart. If your injuries are still sustained, the chances are that it is not too late to file a claim. The sooner you do, however, the greater our chances of compiling compelling evidence in favor of your case. Contact our offices as soon as possible to increase your odds of a favorable verdict or settlement.

What if the accident is in part my fault?

Being partially at fault does not eliminate your right to compensation if it can be determined that another party had a greater hand in the accident. It is important that you do not discourage yourself from filing a suit for this reason: your attorneys, the courtroom, or the settlement table are better suited for determining who is truly at fault for your accident.