Frequently Asked Questions
Will it cost me anything to have a meeting with a BPMJL lawyer to discuss my personal injury or malpractice claim?
No, there is no charge for an initial consultation with a BPMJL lawyer for any type of injury claim, whether it be from a car collision, legal or medical malpractice, slip and fall or any other type of personal injury claim.
If BPMJL takes on my personal injury or medical malpractice claim how are attorney fees charged?
If you hire BPMJL to be your attorneys in a personal injury claim there will be a contingent fee agreement. This means that you will not be charged attorney fees unless BPMJL recovers a money settlement or trial verdict for you. The fee will be a set percentage of whatever that recovery is. The percentage varies depending on the type of claim and it will be clearly set out in a written fee contract, which will be discussed with you and a copy provided to you.
Is there a time limit that I have to file a lawsuit?
Yes, the law sets time limits on how long you have to file a lawsuit. This is called a statute of limitations and the time period varies depending on the type of claim. Generally, in personal injury and medical malpractice claims you have two years from the time your injury took place to file a claim. There are some exceptions which can extend this time. Therefore if your injury took place more than two years ago it is important to contact an attorney immediately so that a legal analyses can be done to determine if an exception may apply.
It is critical to know that if your claim is against a City, State or some other governmental agency or department then there are important additional requirements. If your claim is against the State of Indiana or a State agency or department then a written Notice of Tort Claim must be filed with the appropriate authorities within 270 days of your injury in order to preserve your right to file a lawsuit. if your claim is against an Indiana city or what is called a political subdivision then you must file the written Notice of Tort Claim within 180 days of your injury.
If I hire BPMJL will I have experienced attorneys working for me?
Absolutely, all of the BPMJL attorneys are experienced and have tried numerous cases to judges and juries. Between the five attorney they have over 150 years of fighting vigorously for their clients.