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Free Lawyer Advice – Common FAQs

1. How much does it cost to hire E. Ryan Bradley for my personal injury?

Our Missouri personal injury lawyers work on a contingency fee basis. This means we earn no attorneys’ fee unless we recover money for you.

2. Who pays for the case expenses of a personal injury case?

We advance all costs in the case and only recover those expenses if a settlement or verdict is obtained in your favor. You will never be asked to pay a bill out of your pocket.

3. How do I pay my medical bills prior to getting a personal injury settlement or verdict?

Being injured because of someone else’s negligence is a very unfortunate event. Most people don’t have thousands of dollars set aside to pay for unexpected doctor and hospital bills. Luckily, most people carry vehicle and homeowner’s insurance. Missouri and Illinois state law require all drivers to carry a minimum amount of insurance in order to obtain registration for their vehicle. Unfortunately, sometimes people let their insurance lapse and are therefore uninsured. Even then, you may still be entitled to recover from your own insurance company.

4. What is the value of my personal injury case?

The value of each personal injury case is different and must be evaluated separately. We take a great deal of time to conduct a proper evaluation of your case. Ryan Bradley has been evaluating personal injury cases and representing people for over three decades. However, you must know that there is never a guarantee of any recovery.

5. I don’t live in Missouri or Illinois. Can you take my personal injury case?

The lawyers at E. Ryan Bradley are licensed to practice in Missouri and Illinois. If you live in a state where we are not licensed, we can take your case and work with local counsel. We are then admitted to that court for the purpose of litigating that particular case.

6. Who will work on my case?

Lawyers, paralegals, secretaries, and private investigators work on every case. Depending upon the nature of your particular case, we also employ nurses, doctors, accountants, engineers, psychologists, and life care planners to present your particular matter. There are other specialized experts we utilize for other cases.

7. How long will it take before my case goes to trial?

Each case is different. State court dockets move faster than federal dockets. Rural venues typically move cases faster than the metropolitan courts. You can expect a case to take between one and three years to make its way to a jury. Usually, cases are concluded after eighteen months. Also, the more complex your Missouri personal injury case is, the longer it takes to prepare for trial.

8. Why Should I Hire a Lawyer?

Large corporations fear the truth that comes out in court. They also do not like paying money. So, their normal approach is to intimidate you. They hire expensive attorneys and consultants to make sure victims stay out of court and receive zero or minimal compensation. Sadly, it works – unless you have your own legal advocate who knows how to fight back. Rest assured, E. Ryan Bradley cannot be intimidated by those big corporations.

If you have an issue with an insurance company, trucking company, product manufacturer, or any other large entity – you are not alone. We have the experience, knowledge and resources necessary to take on those large corporations, where other law firms might back away.

Many Missouri personal injury attorneys routinely settle without even filing a lawsuit. Our philosophy is different: We fight for you! So, we will do whatever it takes to get you the compensation you deserve. If a reasonable settlement is not possible, we will file a lawsuit on your behalf.