Frequently Asked Questions
After being injured in a
car accident in the state of Missouri you will undoubtedly have many questions. Therefore,
we have taken the time to assemble a list of some of the questions we
receive most frequently from accident victims that seek out our firm for
help. Below, you will find answers to some of the same questions that
you may have. If you still have questions after reviewing the FAQs we've
provided then we encourage you to contact a West Plains injury attorney
at our office to learn more.
Answers from a West Plains Car Accident Lawyer
What can an attorney do for me that I can't do on my own?
The legal process is a complicated one, and it should not be addressed
by anyone other than a legal professional. While you can technically forego
your right to legal representation and instead attempt to file a claim
or address a matter in court on your own, the benefits to doing so are
slim. You stand a much better chance of recovering the
compensation you need to make a full recovery when you obtain a legal professional
for your representation. Under the guidance of an associate from our firm,
you will be better able to accurately file your injury claim, pursue a
matter in court and more.
How much will legal representation cost me?
There is no definitive answer to this question. However, the fees for
hiring an attorney at our firm are not only affordable, they also beat
out many of our competitors. At Henry & Williams, P.C. we work on
a contingency fee basis, meaning that you won't pay a dime unless
we are successful in recovering compensation for you. Most often, we work
on a percentage that is approximately 1/3 of your total earnings, but
that number can be adjusted depending on the circumstances of your case.
We are willing to work with you, so do not hesitate to call us to further
discuss your payment options and how you can afford legal representation.
How much time do I have to file a claim after my accident?
There are specific time limits for bringing a car accident claim before
the legal system. Therefore, it is best to act as soon as possible after
being injured in any type of auto collision. All legal claims are governed
by a Statute of Limitations depicting how long you have to file. The time
period allotted to you will depend on the type of accident in which you
were involved. The sooner you consult with an attorney, the better chance
you have at successfully filing and obtaining the compensation you need
How do I know how much my case is worth?
No two cases are exactly alike, which means it will be difficult to tell
you off the bat the worth of your case. Depending on the circumstances
of your injury accident, particularly looking at liability and
damages, your case may range on a spectrum of value. To determine the worth of
your case, we will evaluate the circumstances surrounding your accident
and injury and go from there.
Is it wise to provide a recorded statement to the insurance adjustor?
Almost always, the answer to this question is no. A claims adjustor is
working on behalf of the party responsible for you injury accident. As
such, they will attempt to use anything you say against you. Before talking
to anyone else - especially an insurance employee - you should first seek
out the representation of a legal professional. Still have questions?
Contact a West Plains, MO car accident lawyer from our office to learn more!