VT personal injury case & accident info
Vermont, despite its small size, is no stranger to car accidents, personal injury suits and negligence issues. Perhaps it was you who was injured and is now looking to pin liability somewhere; maybe it was a family member or friend.
Whatever happens during your Vermont journeys, if you need assistance for your personal injury case, Enjuris can offer guidance.
Vermont personal injury law: the basics
Vermont statutes online
This is where you’ll find the Vermont Statutes. The website has details about how long you have to bring a case, monetary limits on personal injury cases (which are also known as damage caps), and other important information.
Vermont's car accident statutes of limitation
In Vermont, you have three years to bring both a personal injury and a property damage claim. That means you have three years to file your paperwork with the court, not that your case has to be completed in that time frame.
Hiring a lawyer in Vermont
The initial meeting with a personal injury attorney is normally free of charge. (Note that other legal specialties, such as medical malpractice law or criminal defense law, are different.) After that, lawyers work on a contingency basis, which means that they will receive a third of the eventual reward, plus whatever office expenses they incur along the way.
If your case proceeds to trial, that percentage could rise to 40% of the eventual reward or judgment. These numbers aren't determined by law, so don't be surprised if your lawyer suggests something else.
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Law libraries in Vermont
There are many issues you can solve without the help of a lawyer. If you don't know where to start, a law librarian can help you. They are usually legally trained, and they can help you both with texts or online research engines like LexisNexis or Westlaw.