Do You Have Questions About Personal Injury?

Our Pleasanton Personal Injury Lawyers Answer Common Questions

How Much Do You Charge to Review My Case?

There is no charge for an initial consultation to discuss your case. If, after reviewing the case, we decide your case has merit, we will advance all costs necessary to investigate and prosecute your case. When the case concludes, these costs are reimbursed to the firm from the recovery. If there is no recovery in your case, you owe us nothing.

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How Much Will It Cost to Have You Represent Me?

Bonjour, Thorman, Burns & Dahm, like most law firms who specialize in plaintiff personal injury, charges on a “contingency fee” basis. This means that our fee will come from the damages we recover on your behalf. If there is no recovery, we do not receive a fee. While the contingency fees are negotiable between the attorney and the client, the fee agreement must be in writing and signed by both the attorney and the client.

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Does Your Firm Handle Cases Throughout California?

Yes. Bonjour, Thorman, Burns & Dahm handles cases throughout the state of California, sometimes in conjunction with local attorneys if the case needs to be litigated outside of the Bay Area.

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Who Will Work on My Case?

One of the benefits of hiring a boutique firm like Bonjour, Thorman, Burns & Dahm is that your case will be handled by one of our attorneys. The lawyers are assisted by members of our administrative staff but the case is directed exclusively by the attorney handling your case.

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Can I Handle My Case on My Own or Do I Need a Lawyer to Represent Me?

Not all claims require a lawyer but most cases do require the expertise of an experienced personal injury attorney. You might be able to negotiate a settlement with the insurance company on your own but it is not advisable. If you have any doubt, please give us a call. We will provide you with an initial consultation without charge.

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What Is a “Statute of Limitations” and How Does This Affect My Potential Case?

A statute of limitations is the maximum amount of time you may wait before you must file a lawsuit. There are many different time limits, depending upon the kind of case you are seeking to bring. If you have a claim against a public entity, you must do so within six months. There are different statutes of limitations, depending upon the specific set of facts and circumstances of each individual case. Contact us immediately if you believe the statute of limitations is about to run in your case. Once the statute has run, you lose forever the ability to bring your lawsuit or claim.

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