FAQ: Hiring a Personal Injury Lawyer
Posted on behalf of Gordon & Partners on Jul 07, 2017 in Personal Injury
The decision to hire a personal injury lawyer is an important one as it can have a significant impact on the outcome of your claim and the compensation you are able to recover.
Although every claim may not require an attorney, there are significant benefits to hiring a reputable West Palm Beach personal injury lawyer to handle you case.
Below we have provided answers to some of the most common questions people have when considering if they should hire a personal injury lawyer. To learn more about how we can help with your case, do not hesitate to contact Gordon & Partners for a free consultation.
Do I Need a Personal Injury Lawyer?
If you have been injured, you need an advocate on your side who has your best interests in mind. Whether you are filing an insurance claim or a lawsuit, you will need someone who is solely committed to fighting for what is best for you. The insurance company and at-fault party are only focused on their interests, not yours.
In addition to being your advocate, our personal injury lawyers have decades of experience handling a variety of types of injury claims and recovering millions in compensation on behalf of our clients.
This means your attorney will know how much your claim is worth and will be familiar with the legal process involved in recovering compensation.
A lawyer can help evaluate your claim, investigate the scope of your injuries to determine fair compensation and represent your interests to the insurance company.
Furthermore, if your case goes to trial, you need an attorney who knows the system and has handled complicated trial cases before so that he or she can fight aggressively for your rights. Although most cases will settle out of court, an experienced attorney will always be prepared to go to trial in case the insurance company is unwilling to provide a fair settlement amount.
Representing yourself is a risk that could jeopardize your ability to recover the compensation you need.
When Should I Hire a Personal Injury Lawyer?
Although some claims involving minor injuries might not require a lawyer, many car accidents, slip and fall incidents, and other personal injury cases should prompt you to hire a lawyer.
If you have experienced any of the following situations, it is in your best interest to consider hiring a personal injury lawyer:
- Your injuries were caused by the negligence of one or more parties.
- Your injuries are severe or expected to seriously impact you for months.
- The insurance company is contacting you and pressuring you to provide information or to sign a release.
- The insurance company has offered you a settlement well below what you think you should receive.
After an accident and injury it is vital that your contact a personal injury lawyer as soon as possible to discuss your claim as you have a limited amount of time to file a case.
How Much Does It Cost to Hire a Personal Injury Lawyer?
One of the most important things to know when contacting a personal injury attorney is the fee he or she will charge for representing your case. In many cases, most lawyers, including those at our firm, work on a contingency fee basis. This means we only get paid if we obtain compensation for you.
The last thing you need to worry about post-accident is additional financial obligations. When working with our law firm, your focus can be on getting the medical treatment you need to recover.
If our firm wins your case, we will require a small fee from the compensation award. You will not have to pay out-of-pocket.
Do Not Wait to Contact Our West Palm Beach Personal Injury Lawyers
If you have been injured, you cannot afford to wait to contact a personal injury lawyer. You have only a limited amount of time to file a case and should contact an attorney as soon as possible to discuss your legal options. Your initial consultation is free and there is no obligation to pursue a claim.
Gordon & Partners has earned a reputation across South Florida as a leading provider of assertive and dedicated personal injury representation. We work hard for our clients from the moment they hire us. You can trust that we will do everything we can to help you obtain the compensation you need after an injury.
Call 1 (855) 722-2552 for a free consultation today.