Were you seriously injured in a car wreck and need help? Check out our 3 car accident tips for guidance, then contact our Alabama attorney.
1. Choosing the Best Attorney
Do your research before you hire an attorney for anything, but in particular for a car accident claim. There are all sorts of attorneys in the market for those claims. Some have very little, if any, experience. Some intend to take your case and turn it as quickly as possible, maybe without regard for what you really need, and certainly without regard for the full extent of your damages and full compensation. Do your research. Meet with an attorney you trust, who you’ve researched. Talk to clients who have been represented by that attorney in the past. Once you’ve met with that lawyer, understand how the process will work and what they intend to do with your case.
2. Attorney Fees
There is no risk to meet with us about your car accident case. It’s a free consultation. We spend as much time as we need to answer your questions, to see how your case adheres to the law in Alabama related to uninsured motorists and under-insured motorist claims. There is no charge for the initial meeting. There’s also no pressure. If you decide that you don’t want an attorney, or you want to go talk to somebody else, you can decide to do that. Clients tend to hire us at that first meeting because we have a lot of experience with these types of cases. There is a contingent fee charged for these cases, which means if there’s no recovery, there’s no fee. We tend to only take cases that we believe we can obtain full and fair compensation for our clients. The fee is tied to the end result and not necessarily the work put into it, which can be considerable. The fee is limited to the contingent fee.
3. Case Value
The value of a car accident claim, bodily injury claim, is tied to the medical expenses and lost wages. In Alabama, you can recover compensation for permanent injury, permanent disfigurement, physical pain, and emotional trauma. We factor all those elements of damage in to try to determine a range of values. We try to present the claim in a way that maximizes the settlement value, but there are many factors that go into determining what a case is worth.
Were you or a loved one injured in a crash and have questions about these 3 car accident tips? Contact our experienced Alabama Car Accident Attorney, Jacob Maples today for a confidential consultation and legal case evaluation.
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