Mark J. Bourassa Esq. is the founding Member of The Bourassa Law Group. Mr. Bourassa’s practice focuses on representing injured people through litigation and trial work in civil matters. Prior to founding the firm, Mr. Bourassa was a partner in the Las Vegas office of a multi-jurisdictional law firm with a substantial litigation practice in complex multi-party tort litigation, product liability claims, and general liability litigation.
Over the course of his career, Mr. Bourassa has litigated and resolved millions of dollars in claims ranging from single-claimant lawsuits to complex multi-party tort litigation. Mr. Bourassa obtained his law degree cum laude from Pepperdine University School of Law where he served on Pepperdine Law Review and competed nationally on the Pepperdine Moot Court Team.
Mr. Bourassa is admitted to practice in all State Courts in Arizona, California and Nevada. Mr. Bourassa is also admitted to practice in the United States District Courts for the Districts of: Nevada, Northern California, Central California, Colorado, and New Mexico. Mr. Bourassa is also admitted, has appeared, argued, and prevailed before the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals and is admitted to practice before the United States Supreme Court.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
It is best to contact a personal injury lawyer as soon as possible after an accident or injury. This will ensure that you have the best chance of getting the compensation you deserve. The at fault party’s insurance company has a whole team of people working against you as soon as they find out about your claim. Shouldn’t you have someone working on your side?
The questions you should ask may vary depending on your claim, but in general, they include the following:
- How long have you been practicing personal injury law?
- What is your success rate in personal injury cases?
- How will my case be handled and what is the estimated timeline?
- What types of damages am I entitled to receive?
- Are there any potential risks or downsides to pursuing a personal injury claim?
- Do you have any references from past clients I can contact?
- How much do you charge for your services, and what payment options are available?
The amount of money a personal injury lawyer gets from a settlement depends on the type of fee arrangement that has been agreed upon between the lawyer and the client. Generally, personal injury lawyers work on a contingency fee basis, meaning they only get paid if they win or settle the case. The percentage typically ranges from 33% to 40%, but we have seen some attorneys negotiate contingency agreements as high as 60%.
A personal injury claim covers any physical, psychological, or emotional harm caused by another person’s negligence or intentional misconduct. This includes medical expenses, lost wages, pain and suffering, and other damages.
A contingency fee is a type of fee arrangement in which a lawyer agrees to take a case on the condition that they will only be paid if they win or settle the case. If the lawyer is successful, they will receive a percentage of the award or settlement as their fee.