What would you do if you had an automobile accident today and the injury you sustained was not your fault? Although you may have car insurance yourself, it is important to understand your rights and how you should properly address this injury and any medical attention that is required.
Of course the first thing you should do is seek the appropriate medical attention. And either before or after the required trip to the emergency room be sure that the responsible party has provided all of their contact information and insurance provider info. If the injuries are significant and perhaps will have lasting effects, is advisable to contact a personal injury attorney.
These types of injury law firms that can be found any phone book in most cities are often frowned upon and thought of as an ambulance chasing service. In other words, it is a well known fact that these lawyers profit from other people’s injuries. This may be true, but when you are involved in an accident and are injured due to someone else’s negligence, the benefits of using one of these experienced personal injury law years can be significant. You want to make sure that your long-term health is protected and that any financial compensation that could be due to you can be collected.
One of the benefits of using these types of law firms is that they do not charge a fee simply for a consultation. In fact, if they take your case, there is absolutely no cost involved to you. You see, they only take cases in which they feel they have a very good chance of winning. And before they begin the case, you are required to sign a basic contract with them stating that should they win any settlement for any monetary amount that they will be entitled to a certain percentage. This percentage can range between 30 and 50% in most cases. This of course can become a substantial payment as many truck accident injury lawsuit are settled for many tens or even hundreds of thousands of dollars. In some cases, there are settlements in the millions of dollars. So you can see how profitable this can be for the personal injury attorney.
Before deciding on a specific personal injury law firm or lawyer is best to contact the state Bar Association and inquire about any complaints or other problems that may be associated with this law firm. Of course almost any lawyer will have some form of grievances against them if they have been practicing law long enough. So you have to understand that it is almost impossible to find an attorney with a completely spotless record. But if upon examining the state bar’s records you find a pattern of negligence or complaints against that particular law firm or attorneys within that firm, it may be best to move on to the next choice.