Every single day, people in our communities are hurt by the recklessness
and/or negligence of others. Regardless of how it happened, these injuries
can change people’s lives. Hiring a personal injury attorney may
help you receive the compensation you deserve.
Your attorney will work effectively and efficiently to bring in the greatest
possible settlement for you. Overall, cases that are handled by an attorney
are more likely to end in the largest settlement amounts rather than cases
handled by the victim alone.
Immediately following your accident, your attorney will begin to gather
the facts regarding your injury. The attorney will then make a decision
on whether or not he or she can get you the compensation you deserve based
on the facts.
During your initial consultation, your attorney will ask you detailed questions
about the incident. This will allow the attorney to be certain they have
all of the facts to determine if your case will stand up in court.
Your attorney will also take into consideration any future consequences
that may result from your injury. If the accident affected your ability
to work, your attorney may be able to get you compensation for wages that
will be lost from your inability to return to work.
When the case goes to court, you will most likely be asked to answer questions
before a judge. This is another reason that the initial consultation is
so important. It will help make sure you and your attorney are on the
same page with all aspects of your case.
While the initial consultation is designed for your attorney to decide
if you have a case, it is also for you to decide if you feel confident
working with that attorney. Ask the attorney how many cases like yours
he or she has been successful in settling. Make sure you are comfortable
in your decision and you feel that you can get the greatest possible outcome
by hiring them.