If you get into a motor vehicle or slip and fall accident, suffer food poisoning or bed bug bites, get injured at a theme park or on a cruise ship, or sustain any other injuries caused by the negligence of another person or business, you need to find the right attorney for your needs.
Time is of the essence when dealing with an accident case, so it’s extremely important to get answers to the following five questions when selecting a personal injury attorney right away. The answers should give you comfort that you’re with the best attorney for your needs, who will protect your rights and fight to get you the most compensation possible for your injuries.
What Do You Charge for Your Representation?
Most personal injury attorneys and law firms, including RTRLAW, work on a contingency fee basis, which means you pay nothing up front or any fees at all unless the attorney wins your case. When your case is resolved and the attorney recovers a settlement or monetary damages for you, your attorney will take a percentage of the amount you are awarded. Be sure to ask how much the percentage will be and what fees you might need to pay at the end of your case.
Have You Ever Handled Cases Like Mine Before?
You wouldn’t go to an orthopedic doctor if you needed a cardiologist, right? So, be sure the attorney you select to represent you practices in personal injury and has at least several years of experience working with injury cases. RTRLAW has been successfully representing injury clients since 1988. In fact, RTRLAW has worked with tens of thousands of injury clients and recovered hundreds of millions of dollars in compensation for our clients over the years. Ask the law firm how much experience they have in personal injury law and find out what their success rate is. In addition, be sure to ask what would happen if your case goes to trial. Many personal injury attorneys only assist clients in the pre-suit phase of a case and need to refer the case out to a litigation attorney if the case goes to trial. RTRLAW has experienced, successful personal injury pre-suit and trial attorneys in house, so we can represent you from the moment you retain us until your case reaches a final resolution.
What Difficulties Do You See With My Case That Might Cause Issues With Me Getting a Settlement?
With any personal injury case, there is the potential for issues as the case progresses. It’s normal to experience a few bumps or delays along the way. However, most experienced personal injury attorneys can identify right away if there are any issues or problems with your case, such as liability concerns or low to no insurance coverage, as soon as they get the details of your case. You want to choose an attorney who will be honest with you and advise you immediately if they foresee any problems, and to suggest a solution based on their experience that will give you the best chances for a successful outcome.
How Long Will My Case Take to Reach a Resolution?
Depending on the extent of your injuries and the complexity of your case, it could take anywhere from several months to several years for a settlement or resolution. An experienced personal injury lawyer should be able to give you a good estimate but shouldn’t make any promises regarding the exact timeframe. Your medical issues could take longer to resolve than originally expected, the opposing party or insurance company might deny your claim or refuse to settle, there could be court delays, and other variables that could come up. RTRLAW’s personal injury attorneys will give you their honest assessment of how long they think it will take to resolve your case and will discuss the potential variables that can delay a settlement.
How Much is My Case Worth?
No two cases are exactly alike, and as we discussed above, there are many variables involved that make estimating the value of a case difficult at best. For example, insurance companies will offer you the lowest amount possible that they can get away with or may even refuse to settle. If you aren’t satisfied with the settlement offer, your case may need to be tried in court. An experienced personal injury attorney should be able to give you a rough idea of how much they think your case is valued/how much they think you will get in a settlement. Not only should your attorney be a good negotiator to get you a fair settlement, but if the settlement isn’t what you want, they should also be prepared to take your case to court to fight for you and get you the most compensation possible. Be sure to ask if your lawyer is ready and able to try your case in court if the case warrants it.
When you get the answers to the questions above, you should have a good feeling for how hard your attorney will work for you to get you the compensation you deserve for your injuries. RTRLAW’s experienced personal injury attorneys are happy to provide answers to these questions and any others you may have. In addition, RTRLAW fights hard to get our clients the fair compensation and monetary damages they deserve for their injuries.
If you’re hurt in an accident due to someone else’s negligence, don’t suffer in silence. Contact a personal injury attorney at RTRLAW for assistance. If you can’t come to one of our convenient offices in Florida or Texas, we can come to you – at your home, work or wherever is most convenient for you. You can also take care of the paperwork electronically via email or text.
For assistance with a personal injury case, contact RTRLAW today or call us toll free at 1-833-HIRE-RTR (1-833-447-3787) for a free, no-obligation case review.