You’ve been involved in a car accident. You’re now in pain having suffered all kinds of injuries. Or, it could be a loved one. Whichever the case and regardless of the severity of damages, you need to hire a car accident attorney.
But why and how can you find the best attorney to help you with the trauma? We answer these and other auto accident attorney FAQs below.
Why can’t I file a claim on my own? Why do I need an attorney?
There are three main reasons. First, when you decide to file a claim, you need to ensure that the case meets all legal requirements. Yet, the laws governing personal injury cases are rather complex. Hiring an experienced auto accident attorney takes guesswork out of the equation. Secondly, immediately after an accident, you need to focus on healing. Your attorney will handle the case while you attend to your injuries. Lastly, insurance companies often do not make fair offers without an attorney to keep them honest.
Aren’t attorneys expensive? How will I afford the fees?
Car accident attorneys are paid on a contingency basis, meaning you only pay them if you get a recovery.
Will I pay for the initial consultation?
While it’s true that some law firms demand a small fee to look into a case, we don’t. We offer free consultations and case evaluations. The only money you pay is the contingency which is paid after the case is won. You won’t pay a cent before that. You also pay nothing to your attorney if the case is lost.
How soon after the accident should I contact an attorney?
Always contact an attorney as soon as possible. It allows the attorney to provide a timely notice of claim. Also, evidence typically begins to disappear shortly after an accident. Contacting your attorney early gives them the chance to collect evidence and speak to witnesses before they forget critical details about the event. Most importantly, you have a limited time to file a car accident claim. If you wait too long, you may lose the right to compensation.
How do I select the best attorney for my case?
First, ensure that you’re retaining an attorney that is experienced in auto accident claims. Secondly, hire a local attorney who knows the local area well and is familiar with local laws and regulations. Third, find a capable negotiator. Injury claims almost always come down to haggling. A strong negotiator increases your chances of winning the case and getting a fair compensation. Finally, check the attorney’s track record to ensure that you’re hiring a proven winner. Gloria Seidule has been representing victims of car crashes for over 30 years. Check our Results page for actual cases handled by Gloria Seidule.
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Are you looking to file a car accident injury lawsuit in Port St. Lucie or Stuart, Florida? Contact us today for a free consultation and case evaluation, and let us help you fight for your rightful compensation.