Do I Even Need a Lawyer to Help Me With My Case?
The simple answer to this question is no. There are times when you will be able to resolve a legal dispute without a lawyer. Unfortunately there rarely are simple cases. When you are a victim of an accident that was caused by the negligence of another, it is extremely important to consult with an attorney to know your legal rights. It is certainly possible that after discussing your case with an attorney that you will decide that you do not need the services of the lawyer. But most times, you will need a lawyer to make sure your rights are protected and that you receive all the compensation that is available to you under the law.
I Don’t Have Any Money, How Do I Pay My Lawyer?
Most lawyers who handle injury cases handle them on a contingency fee basis. This means that you do not have to pay any money to the lawyer at the beginning. If the case is resolved successfully, then the attorney gets a percentage of the recovery.
I Have Decided I Want a Lawyer, Who Should I Select?
Selecting an attorney is a personal decision. You should spend time researching the lawyers you are considering. Some of the questions you should ask are, does the lawyer have experience with your type of case, has the lawyer taken the time to speak with you either by phone or in person, has the lawyer fully explained what your rights are, will he be handling the case personally or working with another law firm.
I Keep Hearing About “Negligence”. What Is It?
Simply put, it is the failure to use reasonable care. It is doing something which a reasonably prudent person would not do or failing to do that which a reasonably prudent person would do.
Once I Have Chosen a Lawyer, Can I Switch Lawyers?
Yes. If you wish to change lawyers, you are permitted to do so. Your case does not belong to your lawyer. Just like you can choose any lawyer you wish, you have the choice to change lawyers if you wish. If you choose to change lawyers, you will be asked to sign certain documents by your new lawyer which will allow for the change. Most importantly, it will not affect the attorney’s fees that you are charged.
Which Firm Should I Select?
That is a personal decision. You should pick a firm that you are comfortable with, a firm that you trust, a firm that has the experience to get you the compensation that you deserve. We combine the big firm experience with the small firm attention. We know how to take care of our clients, take the time with them to explain what their rights are and ensure that you obtain the maximum compensation you deserve.