Various factors play important roles in a personal injury lawsuit’s outcome. One little mistake can cost you what you’re owed. This guide will give you all you need to know to win.
When in a car accident, write down what happened as soon as you are safe to do so. For example, what you were doing when it happened, how you are hurt, what damage there is to your car, what damage there is to the other car, and what you think caused the accident or how the other driver was at fault.
If you are contacted by an insurance company that claims it needs to take a statement for their investigations, refuse to say anything to them. The best thing to do in this situation is to give them the name of your attorney and tell them to call him if they have any questions or concerns.
File a report with the police. Filing a police report will give you an official way to document names, date, and time of the incident, as well as the contact information of other involved parties. In many cases, this will be your official record of what occurred. This police report will also be valuable evidence should your case go to trial.
Discover how large the firm is before making a choice of a lawyer. A potentially large lawsuit warrants the cost of having a big law firm behind you. When your case is small, a small firm is fine.
Can you get a settlement? Ask your lawyer. This might save everyone a lot of time and stress. It will also reduce the fees that the court will charge.
If you are looking for a reputable personal injury lawyer, ask around your friends and family for referrals. They may have been involved, or may know of someone who has used, the services of such a lawyer in the past. They will be able to give positive and negative recommendations based on their experiences.
Brash, arrogant advertising is a poor determinant of a lawyer’s experience and expertise. Splashy ads aside, it is hard to tell how good a lawyer could be for you, just from one tv ad. Meet them in person before hiring them.
It is important that you know what you must do at a time like this. You have to make sure your case is not tossed out of court. Use the information you have learned to help you get what you need.