Are You Considering Working with a Personal Injury Attorney? Get Answers to Commonly Asked Questions
If you have suffered an injury in an accident, then you may have grounds to request payment for your damages. Do you need a personal injury attorney to do so? Keep reading to get answers to this and other questions, then contact Law Offices of Fernando D. Vargas at 909-982-0707 if you would like a free legal consultation.
What Situations Require a Personal Injury Attorney?
You are never legally obligated to work with a personal injury attorney, but they are often strongly recommended. For example, if you have experienced a catastrophic injury then you may be eligible for a large settlement to cover your damages. You also likely do not have experience with medical experts, personal injury law, or other factors that can greatly affect your case.
If you have a minor injury such as a first-degree burn and a few scratches, then you can likely work with the insurance company on your own. However, if you have serious injuries, large damages, or a complicated case then you are likely to benefit from working with an experienced attorney.
What Do Personal Injury Attorneys Do?
This is a common and understandable question. Victims of accidents do not want to pay a percentage of their settlement or jury award to someone else unless that person is helping tremendously. When you hire an attorney for a personal injury case, they will collect evidence, talk to witnesses, look at photos and videos that are available, review your medical records, and further investigate your case to ensure you have as much on your side as possible.
If the at-fault party offers a settlement, your attorney can help you decide if it is a fair settlement or if it is worth the added cost, risk, and time of going to court. Making this decision can be difficult, but when you have an expert on your side, it will be much easier.
How Can I Afford an Attorney?
It is understandable that people are unsure about how they are supposed to afford an attorney after an accident. They are often dealing with lost wages, huge medical bills, and other costs. This is why you will be glad to hear that atLaw Offices of Fernando D. Vargas
we work on a contingency basis. This means that you do not owe us anything for our legal representation until we win your case. It is then taken from the proceeds as a percentage that we agree on upfront.
If we are unsuccessful in your case, then you do not owe us anything. This gives you the confidence that we have just as much at stake than you do because we do not get paid unless we win your case. Call Law Offices of Fernando D. VargasLaw Offices of Fernando D. Vargas at 909-982-0707 for a free consultation.