You have a lot to deal with. On top of the pain and discomfort, you will suddenly be forced to deal with seeing doctors, going to physiotherapy, massage, or chiropractic appointments. You will have to deal with the Insurance Company to try to get compensation for new expenses such as treatments, prescriptions and repairs to your vehicle.
Who do you talk to? How do you find a law firm that can help you?
I’ve compiled 5 Tips to Help You Find An Accident Injury Law Firm (That’s Right For You!). This list is by no means exhaustive, but it will give you some basic points to think about when trying to find an accident injury law firm to represent your interests and protect your rights. Feel free to use this as basic a checklist to help you make a decision when looking for a personal injury law firm:
Experience and Expertise – In large part, an injury law firm’s ability to represent you will depend upon the experience and expertise that law firm has. Injury claims are a specialized area of law that require an understanding of how best to manage the claim—both in terms of the law and in terms of referring the injured client to the appropriate medical specialists. Is personal injury a regular part of the law firm’s practice? How long have they been representing victims of accident injuries? What kind of system do they have in place for managing injury claims? At Nixon Wenger LLP we have 8 experienced injury lawyers who work together as a team and a dedicated accident injury department comprised of numerous paralegals and legal secretaries.
Contingency Fees – Many injury law firms will take on clients with no up-front cost to the client. They are paid a percentage of the judgment or injury settlement they recover for you. That percentage is considered a “contingency fee” as it is contingent upon amount the law firm recovers for you. What is the amount or percentage of that fee? Are there any other charges? The injury lawyers at our Firm take their time to review your retainer agreement with you before you sign it to make sure you understand it completely. We want you to feel comfortable with it and there should be no surprises. In certain cases, we can tailor the contingency fee and retainer agreement to fit your particular claim.
Trial – Some injury claims settle out of court, others do not. Does the law firm you are considering have the resources and willingness to go to trial? Reputation and trial experience are important. The injury lawyers at Nixon Wenger LLP are well-known for going to trial when the Insurance Company is not prepared to settle on reasonable terms. Remember, you need a lawyer who is prepared to fight for your interests.
Does the Firm Also Work for ICBC? – Some law firms represent both injured clients and the Insurance Company. Some clients are bothered by that fact, others are not. If this is an issue for you, make sure to ask. Our Law Firm does not represent ICBC. In automobile accidents, we act only for accident injury victims.
Trust – If you retain an injury law firm to represent you, you need to have faith in that firm and know that you are the priority. You need to be confident that your lawyer is giving you the best advice possible. Meet with the lawyer or lawyers who you are thinking of hiring before you retain them. A law firm that represents injured clients should offer to meet with you for a free initial consultation. The team of personal injury lawyers at our Law Office is happy to meet with you to initially discuss your claim with you, at no cost to you.
Remember, you are the sole focus of our Lawyers and your claim is what matters to us!
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