THINKING OF HIRING A PERSONAL INJURY ATTORNEY? HERE’S WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOWDecember 29, 2016
Figuring out where to start after an accident can be difficult, and injuries are emotional, time consuming and costly. If you are injured, legal representation can work on your behalf to lessen the time, energy, money, and emotional toll you will exert in getting back to normal. You might be wondering is a lawyer would work on your behalf? Don’t let it be an intimidating question. It could make your road to recovery significantly easier.
Personal injury attorneys typically work based on an agreement called a contingency fee. This means that in a standard case, you will not have to pay them any money out of pocket, or cover their expenses. The only way the attorney will get paid is if they can win money on your behalf. If the attorney does not win your case, they do not get paid. Therefore, attorneys take a calculated risk by accepting personal injury cases. For these reasons, it is important to know what attorneys look for in determining whether or not they will accept a case.
There are several factors that an attorney will explore before making a decision. Because no personal injury case is the same, specific facts may be more important in one case and less important in another. Some of the questions that a lawyer may ask can include:
- What are the injuries each party sustained?
- Where was the accident? (Place of employment, public property, on the road, etc.)
- Was there property damage?
- Were there any witnesses?
- Is there a police report?
- Are insurance companies involved?
- Did the accident occur while at work?
Your answers to these questions will help the attorney get an idea if your case is viable and whether their services will add any value to your claim. If you or a loved one have suffered a personal injury and believe another party is liable, you may be entitled to compensation. The attorneys at the Amaro Law Firm know understand the intricacies of personal injury cases and will work tirelessly to represent you. Contact us today for your free consultation.