Personal injury lawyers may be plenty, but they are a diverse group of professionals with varying skills and resources. Some personal injury law firms charge by the hour and others charge on a contingent fee basis. This means that they will not get paid unless they can successfully resolve your lawsuit, and they will collect their fees out of your financial recovery. Contingent fees for personal injury lawsuits are often 30-35% of your recovery.
Considering the fact that contingent fees don’t vary by much, you can afford to make sure your lawyer is experienced and skilled. And considering the sizable portion of the contingent fees, it makes a substantial difference to have a lawyer who has been to trial and has a solid resume of good results. Choosing a between a seasoned professional and an inexperienced amateur can cost you your case. Additionally, lawsuits can take years to resolve, so it pays to have professionals who can make that period of time less stressful for you, the injured party.
Additionally, your defendant (the party you are suing) may be represented by lawyers from a large and resourceful entity, such as an insurance company, who are equipped to fight back. So choosing a law firm that has experience fighting major insurance companies and corporations will provide leverage for your suit. If those representatives know your lawyers have the resources and ability to take your case all the way to a jury verdict, they may be more likely to settle out of court with a sizable financial offer.
Examples of personal injuries that may be handled by contingent based firms include automobile accidents, motorcycle accident lawsuits, medical malpractice cases, traumatic brain injury lawsuits, slip and fall injuries, pedestrian accidents, insurance claim denials, elder abuse or nursing home abuse cases, and many more. Do your research and make sure that the lawyers you hire have successfully handled cases like the one you have. An internet search can yield great results of firms that post their recoveries online.
Also, make sure you interview your potential lawyer. Ask questions like, “How many cases have you handled like mine? How many of those cases did you win? Have you ever been to trial? How many times and what were the results?” The answers to these questions will tell you a lot – not only about the answers they provide, but also how responsive they are to you. A good lawyer will take the time to assure you that he or she has the qualifications needed to get the results you desire.
Although you are not restricted to hiring a lawyer in your city or town, it’s a good idea to hire within your state or within the general region where you were injured. For instance, if you live in New, and suffered a motorcycle accident injury or any other personal injury, it would be a good idea to hire Paul Dansker led Dansker & Aspromonte Associates accident lawyer.
Paul Dansker & Aspromonte Associates is a New York personal injury law firm specializing in serious brain injuries; medical malpractice, motor vehicle accidents, falls, construction accidents, municipal liability, injuries to children and more. It has represented thousands of clients and obtained hundreds of millions of dollars for them over the last 30 years.
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