If you have been injured in an accident that wasn’t your fault, you are probably experiencing a wide range of emotions, and it is probably difficult not to feel like a helpless victim. However, if your injuries were caused by someone else’s negligence or recklessness, you may be entitled to compensation.
You shouldn’t have to pay for your own medical expenses or suffer financially because of someone else’s wrongdoings. For justice and to hold the wrongdoer(s) accountable for their actions, you can hire a qualified personal injury lawyer to assist you with filing a personal injury claim against those who caused you to be injured.
A skilled personal injury lawyer can help you recover the compensation you need to address your injuries and financial losses. However, recovering the compensation you deserve after being injured as a result of someone else’s negligence may not only require you to hire a personal injury lawyer, but the RIGHT personal injury lawyer for your case.
Choosing the Right Personal Injury Lawyer
Choosing the right lawyer for your case will, among other things, require you to ask the potential personal injury lawyer the right questions. To help get you started, here are four of the most important questions you should ask when looking for the right personal injury lawyer for your case:
1. Will you give me a free case evaluation?
The best way to learn what to expect in your case is by sitting down with a prospective personal injury lawyer and discussing the facts and circumstances. This will also give you a chance to assess the lawyer’s communication skills, confidence, and demeanor. eAccidents always offers a free, no-obligation consultation.
2. How do you charge your clients?
To find the right personal injury lawyer for you, you need to ask about pricing. How much does the lawyer charge for a personal injury case like yours? How do they charge their clients? Most personal injury lawyers work on a contingency fee basis. This means that they only get paid a fee if they are successful in recovering compensation for you. If so, they will be paid a percentage of the recovery they win on your behalf, typically anywhere from 33% to 40% of the total recovery.
3. What experience do you have handling cases like mine?
When searching for the best personal injury lawyer for your case, you must take their experience and expertise into consideration. How many personal injury cases like yours has the lawyer handled in the past? What were the results of those cases? Don’t be afraid to ask tough questions like these. The prospective lawyer should be willing to be completely honest and upfront about their experience.
4. How can you help maximize my claim?
When talking to a potential personal injury lawyer, asking them how much they think your claim is worth seems to be a logical question. However, any attorney who gives you a number without fully understanding the details of your case is just giving you a number to make you happy. What are the extent of your injuries? What policy limits do the insurance companies have? Is liability 100% clear? Without knowing the answers to these questions and more, nobody can properly give you an accurate estimate of what your claim is worth. However, a talented personal injury lawyer can tell you what strategy they can employ in order to get you the maximum results for your claim.
A personal injury lawyer will fight to allow you to recover more than just your initial medical expenses. Depending on the severity of your injuries, and how they impacted your life, you might also be able to recover compensation for:
• Ongoing medical expenses (medication, physical therapy, etc.);
• Mental and emotional distress;
• Loss of earning potential;
• Loss of quality of life; and
The right personal injury lawyer will take the time to go over your case thoroughly, so you can know exactly what damages you can pursue.
Other Questions to Ask A Potential Personal Injury Lawyer
• What is your AVVO rating? AVVO.com is an objective consumer review site for lawyers. Look for a rating of 9 or higher.
• Do you have a track record of success? Each case is different, but the lawyer should have something to show you in this regard.
• Do you have an AV Preeminent Rating from Martindale Hubbell? Martindale Hubbell has been around for many years and is the “granddaddy” of independent and trustworthy lawyer rating services.
• What kind of ratings do you have on Yelp and Google? Many consumers who are used to using these popular review sites will leave their opinions about the lawyers there.
Contact an Experienced California Personal Injury Lawyer
If you have been injured in an accident in California caused by someone else’s negligence or recklessness, you may be entitled to recover compensation for the physical, mental, emotional, and financial damages you have suffered. Asking the questions above will help ensure that you hire the best personal injury lawyer for your case.
If you are ready to discuss your case with a reputable California personal injury lawyer, eAccidents is here for you. We offer a free no-obligation consultation and charge no fee until and unless we win a settlement or verdict on your behalf. Call us at 844-400-0123 today.
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