Sometimes, when people are hurt in an accident or because of the negligence of someone else, serious and even fatal injuries occur. For those individuals or their surviving loved ones, getting fair compensation for the injury, loss of wages and pain and suffering can be a long and difficult battle.
Injury lawyers are specially trained in this area of the law. They work with injured individuals or, in the case of wrongful death cases, with the immediate surviving family members.
At the time of the death or the injury, thinking about an attorney is not high on your priority list. However, particularly with long-term or serious injuries and death, the choice to involve injury lawyers early in the process will be critical.
Statute of Limitations
In all types of personal injury claims and lawsuits, there is a statute of limitation or a time period where the claim has to be filed with the insurance companies or the courts. While this is a generous amount of time, which may be up to two years, there are exceptions.
Additionally, the longer you wait to involve injury lawyers and to file the claim, the more challenging it can be to locate witnesses, collect evidence and ensure you have followed all required treatments to be able to proceed with the claim.
No Upfront Costs or Fees
All top legal firms and attorneys handling injury cases charge on a contingency basis. This means they do not have any fees you will not have to pay out-of-pocket. In fact, you will only pay for the services of the attorney and the firm if you receive an award.
The amount the attorney charges is a percentage of the award up to a maximum level. Your attorney will provide you with the information on how fees will be collected when you have your initial interview, providing full transparency in the process to allow you to choose the best professional for your legal representation.