Frequently Asked Questions
You Have Questions, Larry Lapidus Has Answers.
Maryland and D.C. Personal Injury Lawyer Larry Lapidus has more than 35 years of experience in successfully trying and resolving complex claims for victims who have been injured due to someone else’s negligence or reckless conduct. Mr. Lapidus understands how traumatic a serious injury can be and treats your case with the compassion and sensitivity you deserve. He is here to answer your questions and meet your concerns.
Some of the most frequently asked questions Attorney Lapidus encounters include the following:
- I have been injured. What do I do now?
- How do I know if I have an issue that requires legal representation?
- I was in an accident but did not immediately realize I was injured at the time. Can I still file a personal injury lawsuit?
- What is a typical settlement amount?
- How can I pay for all this?
The Injury Attorney Serving Washington, DC and Maryland
With offices in Washington, DC and Maryland, Lawrence S. Lapidus regularly represents clients throughout the D.C. Metropolitan Area, as well as Baltimore and the southern and central counties of Maryland.
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I have been injured. What do I do now?
While there are many important things to do after an injury, your first step should be to seek medical attention. Seeing a doctor ensures that you receive the medical attention you need—even if you do not feel injured at that precise moment—and substantiates your case.
Other steps to take after being in an accident include:
How do I know if I have an issue that requires legal representation?
Determining whether your injury is grounds for a lawsuit is not as straightforward as it may seem—factors such as liability, the circumstances of your injury, and time sensitivity all play a role in filing a lawsuit. Consulting an experienced, honest personal injury lawyer ultimately is the best way to determine if your issue warrants legal action.
I was in an accident but did not immediately realize I was injured. Can I still file a personal injury lawsuit?
Statutes of limitations govern the timeline for filing a personal injury lawsuit. These are determined on a state-by-state basis and generally limit your ability to take legal action to two or three years after the date or reasonable discovery of your injury. You should speak to an attorney as soon as possible to determine if you are still able to file a suit.
What is a typical settlement amount?
Settlement amounts vary widely based on the severity and nature of your injuries. An experienced Personal Injury Lawyer reviews and interprets your case information to determine the appropriate value for your claim by examining the following factors:
- Incurred medical bill amount
- Future medical bills
- Loss of past income
- Your age
- Any permanent limitations caused by the injury
- Impact on future earning capacity
- Activities you can no longer do
- Activities you can do but do not enjoy as much
- Prognosis for further problems
- Strength of lay witness testimony
Mr. Lapidus works hard to ensure that clients receive the maximum compensation possible for their injuries.
How can I pay for all this?
Put simply, you do not. Mr. Lapidus’ practice operates on a contingency fee basis, meaning you pay nothing for his services until your case is settled or a jury returns a verdict. Your main focus should be on recovering from your injuries, not paying for them.