What To Expect From An Injury Law Firm
What to Expect When Hiring an Injury Law Firm
You never know when an accident can happen and you are injured through no fault of your own. Whether it’s an automobile accident where another party is at fault or you slip and fall at a business – hiring an injury law firm, like Smiley Law Firm, may help you recoup some or all of your losses.
Here is what to expect when hiring an injury law firm.
Sharing Your Story
The first part of starting the process is your initial consultation. During the consultation, you will have the opportunity to share your story. This initial step makes some people nervous, but there is nothing to worry about. Every day we speak with others in similar situations so just tell us about your accident.
Don’t worry if you don’t have notes or prepared paperwork – just be yourself and discuss things casually. Everything is confidential and we are here to help you. We will learn about your case and determine if the case is one we can help guide you to a positive result.
If you are worried about payment we understand and rest assured, you don’t have to stress over money. In fact, we realize that many people who seek out an injury law firm do not have money upfront and cannot afford high legal fees. Many are suffering from a lack of money due to their injury in the first place, and this is where a contingent fee agreement is an ideal arrangement.
As stated by the American Bar Association:
In a contingent fee arrangement, the lawyer agrees to accept a fixed percentage of the recovery, which is the amount finally paid to the client. If you win the case, the lawyer’s fee comes out of the money awarded to you. If you lose, neither you nor the lawyer will get any money, but you will not be required to pay your attorney for the work done on the case.
Contingency works to your advantage for a number of reasons: Your attorney doesn’t get paid unless you do so there is an incentive for an aggressive approach, you don’t have to worry about paying up front, you have no worries of running out of funds with a traditional attorney situation where you would normally pay a retainer, and it allows you peace of mind and less stress.
Do You Have a Viable Case?
We will have to prove that your injuries were caused by the negligence of another party and this can sometimes take months or even years if we decide to proceed with your case. But the first thing that we must do is determine if we think that you have a valid case.
We only take on select cases where we know we can get a good result for the client. In order to accomplish this, we need to do our initial case investigation in-depth and quickly.
The first step is to contact us for a consultation and while your case may be taken on contingency, our case evaluation is always free.
A Few Things to Keep in Mind
Some people may feel that they shouldn’t sue or they’re being greedy but if you have experienced a serious injury, nothing could be further from the truth. You deserve to have your lifestyle made whole and recover from any damages that occurred due to the negligence of someone else.
Let Smiley Law Firm listen to your story and guide you through the personal injury claims process. We will help ensure that you receive the compensation you deserve for your personal injury. Our team is experienced in all aspects of personal injury and we offer a free case evaluation. You have nothing to lose by contacting us and much to gain when it comes to getting your life back to what it was before your accident.
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