- What Kind of Problems Do You Handle?
The Law Offices of Richard G. Haggart limit their practice to the handling of personal injury, wrongful death, medical malpractice or commercial disputes. We handle all phases of your action, from investigation through discovery, and trial or arbitration of your claim. If an appeal is necessary or must be defended we have extensive appellate experience in these areas as well.
- Who Needs Your Services?
Any injury case where total medical bills are more than five thousand dollars and where a week or more of work was lost and the injury was caused by the carelessness of another person should probably be reviewed by a lawyer. Any serious injury requiring hospitalization is very likely to require the assistance of an attorney. When in doubt, call to see if your case is the kind we handle at this firm. There is never a fee or charge for such consultations.
- When Do you Have to Act To Protect Your Claim?
The sooner the better, because any case that requires a lawyer should be investigated aggressively at the earliest possible date. Further, state law imposes a time limit for filing of lawsuits. You must take action within that time limit, or lose your right to sue and recover damages, forever. Different states and different kinds of claims have different time limts so consult an attorney to determine what limits may apply in your situation.
- What Losses Can You Recover?
In Alaska or Washington, when you are injured by someone's wrongful act you may be entitled to recover medical expenses, lost income, out of pocket costs, including property damage losses, and reasonable compensation for pain, suffering, permanent disfigurement and loss of quality and enjoyment of life. Alaska also provides for payment of interest on damages from the date of the accident and a small allowance is added for costs and attorney's fees. Each case must be evaluated separately and in depth to make any estimate of its ultimate value.
- How does the lawyer get paid?
We will handle meritorious personal injury claims on a "contingent fee" basis. This means we are paid a percentage of whatever money is recovered, and receive no fee if the case is unsuccessful. All clients are entitled to choose between a contingent fee and an hourly fee, and cannot be required to accept a contingent fee arrangement by any attorney.