What to Expect from a Personal Injury Attorney for Your Case
If you were hurt in an auto accident, slip and fall accident, or sustained another type of personal injury due to someone else’s negligence, you now must deal with the aftermath. How will you cover the cost of medical expenses? Maybe you’re missing work and losing pay. Is it as simple as making an insurance claim, or will the insurance company give you the runaround and offer you less money than you deserve? Perhaps you’ve considered calling a personal injury attorney, but then you heard personal injury attorneys are just a bunch of ambulance chasers in it for their own benefit. Indeed, that’s exactly what insurance companies want you to believe, so that you don’t call us. But in fact, there are many noble personal injury lawyers in Florida dedicated to helping injury victims. Here’s what to expect from a Vero Beach personal injury attorney for your case.
Almost all Florida personal injury attorneys offer a free initial consultation to discuss an injury victim’s potential case. During this free initial consultation, you can explain to the personal injury attorney how you were injured and the circumstances of the accident. Documentation, such as a police report, medical records, and/or witness information, are helpful. The attorney can then evaluate the facts of your case and provide you with options. You are under no obligation to hire the attorney based on the initial consultation, so, truly, you have nothing to lose by speaking with a personal injury attorney.
Hiring a Personal Injury Attorney Puts Your Case in Capable Hands
Once you’ve chosen a personal injury attorney to represent you based on your free initial consultation, the attorney takes over all aspects of your case, including speaking with insurance company representatives, documenting medical treatment you have received and should receive, and filing necessary paperwork. While your attorney is handling your case, you should be able to call and receive updates regarding your case’s progress. Expect to have your questions answered and your concerns addressed in a timely manner. When your lawyer obtains a settlement offer from the insurance company, it should promptly be sent to you for review and your lawyer will discuss possible courses of action, from accepting the settlement offer to filing a lawsuit if the offer is unfair. A good personal injury attorney won’t let you accept an unreasonably low settlement offer.
Personal Injury Attorneys Work on a Contingency Fee Basis
When you hire a personal injury attorney, you don’t have to pay any money up front. That’s because personal injury attorneys work on a contingency fee basis, which means your lawyer agrees to accept a fixed percentage of your recovery if your case is handled successfully. In other words, if you win your case, your attorney’s fees come out of the money awarded to you. If you lose, neither you nor your lawyer will get any money. Thus, you should expect your lawyer to work to get the most money available to you—it benefits you both.
Speak with an Experienced Vero Beach Personal Injury Attorney
Now that you know what to expect from a personal injury attorney, we hope you’re ready to make the call and get the legal representation you need after an accident. If you’re in the Vero Beach area, please contact The Law Offices of Keith Bregoff. We look forward to speaking with you and earning your trust.
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