If you have been in a car accident, the theory is that your car insurance company will help pay for the costs. The other driver's insurance should also be involved in paying for repair and medical costs. However, it doesn't always work that way. When it doesn't, in whatever way, then you need to have some help. That's where a personal injury lawyer comes in handy. If you do have to have a lawyer to help you deal with the aftermath of your accident, then you want to look for a few things so that you can get the right lawyer.
Specializes in Automotive Law
One thing that you need to look for when you are checking out lawyers is one that works primarily with car accident cases and other automotive issues. That's because a lawyer who specializes in those kinds of cases is going to know all the laws and can help you mount an effective case for yourself. While other personal injury lawyers can help you, one who works with automotive law is going to know the ins and outs and what will benefit you the most.
Works on Contingency
If you are suing someone, then you want to see if your attorney works on contingency. That means that they won't get paid until they win your case and you get a settlement. That can be very helpful since you won't have to come up with money to hire a lawyer upfront, especially if you have been injured and are unable to work or you are dealing with serious medical costs.
Makes You Feel Comfortable
Generally, a personal injury lawyer will offer you the chance to have a short appointment with them for free. Those appointments are generally something like 15 minutes long and will allow you to lay out your case and for the lawyer to ask you some questions. That will also give you a few minutes for you to figure out whether or not you think that you can work well with the lawyer. You want someone that you are reasonably comfortable with because you will have to work with them a lot.
If you have been in an accident, then you need to be able have money for your medical costs as well as any repairs. You may also be entitled to money for pain and suffering. A personal injury lawyer can help you with that.
Hello, I'm Phillip Kerr and I just love the legal profession and courtroom drama. Have you ever watched judge shows on TV? I know that these shows are not an accurate representation of the courtroom, but there is something you may have noticed. Some individuals come into the courtroom well-dressed, articulate, respectful and with the knowledge and documents necessary to support a case, while others come unprepared, slovenly dressed and appear as if they do not have a care in the world. How you present yourself and the knowledge that you have of the law will have an impact on how you are treated, even if you have legal representation. This blog is designed to assist those who are going to trial in doing just that.