5 Questions To Ask Before Hiring A Personal Injury Attorney
Most accidents come without any warning, whether it is a car accident, work related injury or a slip and fall accident most victims are unprepared and unsure how to proceed after the accident.
There will be a lot of uncertainty and many decisions to make very quickly. It is advised to seek immediate attention for any injury sustained in an accident as well as contacting an experienced Georgia personal injury attorney to assist with your case.
Before hiring an attorney, there are a few questions you should ask your personal injury attorney to make sure you have found the right person to help you.
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What Area Of Law Do You Specialize In?
Even though the attorney you have found may be a personal injury attorney, you should still ask if they have ever dealt with your type of case before. For the best results, you will want to find an attorney who specialized in personal injury law.
What Is Your Contingency Fee?
Most personal injury attorneys work off of a contingency fee agreement. This means the attorney getting paid depends on you getting paid. Usually, contingency fees are negotiable and range between 25% and 40%.
Most attorneys will also pay for any medical expenses while your case progresses before you have received compensation from the person who caused the injury. Paying hourly for a personal injury case can become very costly very fast.
Who Will Be Handling My Case?
During your consultation find out specifically who will be handling your case, who your contact will be, and who you will be speaking with via telephone.
Often a non-attorney case manager handles a lot of the work. If it is important for you to get a different attorney, than it is important to ask.
How Long Will It Take To Resolve My Case?
There are some factors that could affect the duration of your case, especially if it has to go to trial so it will be hard for an attorney to give you an exact time frame, however, they would be able to give you a general estimate based on how long similar cases have taken.
Will You Be Able To Get More Money Out Of My Case Than Another Attorney?
When you hire a personal injury attorney, you need to hire the one that is going to give you the best opportunity of obtaining maximum recovery for your case. It is your lawsuit, so you need to be prepared to ask tough questions of any attorney you consider hiring.
The Brown Firm represents those who have been injured because of the negligence of others. We understand that, even though we are a law firm, we are also in the customer service business.
The Personal Injury Attorneys in our Savannah, Atlanta, and Athens offices take the time and effort to evaluate your unique situation, and then establish the best approach based on your needs. It is this unique customer service approach that sets us apart from other Personal Injury firms.
Settlement Through Mediation
Mediation is when both parties discuss the claim with the assistance of an impartial third party known as a mediator.
Both parties will have opportunities to address the issues, interests, and information surrounding the slip and fall incident with the mediator.
They will also explore ideas for a resolution to the dispute. The mediator’s primary role will be to encourage each side to discuss their disputes, describe case arguments, and ultimately reach an agreed-upon satisfactory solution.
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What Percentage of Slip and Fall Cases Go to Trial?
Most slip and fall cases will settle out of court before ever coming close to making it to court. The defendants in these cases understand that it is much less expensive and time-consuming to settle outside of court than it is to take a claim to trial.
Even though the vast majority settle outside of court, your case is unique, and the outcome of your case will depend on the circumstances surrounding your accident.
It will also depend on the skill and experience of your chosen personal injury attorney.
Some cases will settle long before a jury trial is ever considered, and others can settle just before a trial is set to take place.
Whether or not your case goes to trial is determined by the willingness of the insurance company to offer you a fair settlement after your slip and fall accident.
Contact The Brown Firm After Your Slip and Fall Accident
If you were involved in a slip and fall accident on someone else’s property, you have the right to receive compensation for your damages, including medical treatment and lost wages.
Fortunately, most slip and fall cases will settle out of court if you work with an experienced personal injury lawyer.
The Brown Firm has decades of experience serving personal injury victims, and they are ready to help you today.
Contact The Brown Firm today by clicking the button below to schedule your free consultation and learn how we handle these types of cases.
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