Have You Been Injured in a Motor Vehicle Accident?
Have you or any of your loved ones been seriously injured in a motor vehicle accident? Maybe it was the result of a careless driver, or someone driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs. Motor vehicle accidents affect not only the person injured, but their family and friends as well, so getting the right legal advice is not only therefore very important, but essential.
In the event of an accident, hiring a lawyer can seem like quite a daunting process, but it is essential, especially if you wish to pursue a compensation claim. In the case of car accidents, it is important that you have a lawyer or attorney working for you that is up to date with motor vehicle law. So, how do you know if your lawyer is the right person for the job? This is where a lawyer or attorney specifically qualified and trained in the area of motor vehicle accidents can help you. But, there are still three very important questions that you should ask before hiring any lawyer to represent you in a motor vehicle claim.
1. Ask your lawyer what kind of experience he or she has in the field of motor vehicle law. You are within you rights to ask them how many cases they have handled in the past, and how much compensation they were able to get for their clients.
2. Ask how much it will cost. Lawyer’s fees are quite high, so you need to be aware much you will need to spend. Do they collect their fees upfront or will they charge contingency fees (based on a percentage of the compensation payout you receive). Are there any hidden costs, such as filing fees, or additional costs.
3. Who will be handling my case? Will the lawyer be handling it personally, or will there be other people involved. Will he or she be available to answer you calls? Who will be available if they are out of the office or away on vacation.
Communicating with your lawyer is vital, so don’t be afraid to ask these questions, and find out as much as you can before you decide to hire them. Remember, you are under no obligation, so shop around and find a lawyer that suits you and your case.…