My question involves an injury that occurred in the state of: WI
When a personal injury lawyer is 'hired' is it automatically assumed a lawsuit will be filed? I was sure that our lawyer told us that he'd first try to reach a settlement without filing. Two months later, with no contact in between, we received noticed that 'it was necessary' to file a lawsuit.
Also, if there is more than one person who was injured, is a separate lawsuit filed for each person - meaning a separate fee for each lawsuit? Is it possible to file a lawsuit for only one or some of the injured parties? (For example, if one person was not badly injured, and it would cost more in fees than would be recovered.)
Thanks for any info. This stuff has been weighing on me for a long time, but I didn't know who to ask (since I don't trust our lawyer, but don't want to anger him).