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.