While accidents are bound to happen, they can usually be avoided by exercising caution and following safety protocol. If you believe someone was negligent and didn’t properly follow safety regulations which therefore caused you to become injured, you should speak with a personal injury lawyer.
Personal injury lawyers will assist you in navigating the process of filing a lawsuit or settlement agreement, while looking out for your best interests. However, it’s important to do your research and know what to expect before finding an attorney to review your case.
Initial interviews are usually free
Several injured people attempt to file a personal injury claim or accept a lower settlement amount than they deserve because they fear the cost of going to a legal professional. When choosing an attorney, be sure to ask if the initial consultation or interview is free. Most lawyers offer free consultations, and use this time to review and discuss the basic facts of your case, as well as discuss billing. There are several questions to ask a lawyer during this time, so come prepared with a list. The lawyer will also tell you whether or not you have a case, which can save you both time and money.
You may not have to file a lawsuit
The majority of cases can be settled without actually going to trial, and some cases do not even require a lawsuit to be settled. A personal injury lawyer may be able to relay the necessary information to the defendant’s insurance company and settle without having to file a lawsuit. This is a faster, less expensive option.
You might have to pay your insurance company back
The most common misconception clients have in regards to personal injury filings is insurance. If you are currently have health insurance, you may still need to pay them back for medical expenses they paid.
Keep all these things in mind when choosing a lawyer to handle your case. An experienced personal injury lawyer will work diligently to ensure you receive the settlement you deserve.