If you’ve been injured in an accident, whether a motor vehicle accident, slip and fall, crash with the big truck or another personal injury incident, consider a free consultation with an experienced lawyer. The first step entails researching about personal injury lawyers near you. After narrowing down your list, schedule a free consultation with a personal injury lawyer to learn about the legal process, your personal injury lawsuit, and get answers to other questions.
When you speak with to an accident lawyer in the initial consultation phase, they will want to hear exactly how the accident that caused your injuries happened. If you have lost a family member, you might not know details about the accident. In that case, the personal injury attorney will want to know what you know about the crash.
Different personal injury law firms have varying procedures for initial consultations. The length of the consultation varies based on depending on the specific personal injury lawyer or personal injury law firm. Typically, the more severe the injury or property damages are, the longer the initial consultation will take. For some cases, like a car accident, the interview may be as brief as 30 minutes. For more complex personal injury cases, the initial consultation could take longer.
At the Marks Law Group, we always conduct an initial consultation on phone and schedule an in-person interview if the injury case is one, we feel we can help you win. Our skilled Decatur personal injury lawyers have extensive experience and have helped personal injury victims across Georgia get the maximum compensation they deserve. We work on a contingency fee basis, which means you only pay us if we win your case. To schedule a free, no-obligation consultation, contact our Decatur personal injury firm today at (404) 939-1485.
When you’re meeting your personal injury attorney for the first time, and you’ve never had a meeting with an attorney for anything before, you might be scared. You most likely don’t know what you need to bring with you, but you must come prepared. Hopefully, this article will make that less stressful for you. Here’s a list of what to bring when you meet your personal injury attorney:
Even after the actual accident, continue writing notes about any health conditions that occur and conversations with medical professions. All these unimportant details are crucial information for your accident attorney.
Before choosing a lawyer for your initial consultation phase, you must do some research to find the right attorney for your specific situation. Further, before you schedule an initial consultation, you must find out a little about the potential lawyers you're considering.
Not every lawyer is a perfect match for every accident case. Some cases, such as a motor vehicle crashes resulting in a whiplash injury or minor injury probably don't require an attorney to have decades of experience to handle them appropriately—the more experienced an automobile injury attorney is the more likely that he or she will focus on cases with catastrophic injuries and damages. You will want to consider the lawyer’s experience and expertise with the specific type of claim you're inquiring about.
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When you first speak with a lawyer, your first impression is often the best. While most personal injury cases settle before trial, if your case doesn't settle early, your interaction with the attorney will be relatively lengthy. The more comfortable you're talking with the accident lawyer, the better. If you feel the lawyer is too busy, they most probably are. Can you speak directly with the attorney, or do paralegals conduct your interview? Does the lawyer seem reputable? Answering these attorney questions can tell you if the lawyer is the one for you.
Georgia law doesn't require an injured person to hire an attorney to file a personal injury lawsuit. However, there are many reasons to work with an experienced lawyer when navigating the litigation process.
Often, following an accident, you will file a personal injury claim against the at-fault party or their insurance company. This requires you to prove that another person or party was liable for the incident that caused your injury or property damage. Also, the personal injury litigation process involves negotiating with the involved insurance provider for a fair compensation. Insurance companies aren't on your side. As businesses, the primary goal of any insurance provider is to make profit. Insurance adjusters will often use many tactics to devalue, dispute, or even deny your insurance claim altogether. A skilled lawyer knows how insurance adjusters operate and they'll fight back against these tactics and advocate for the fair settlement to which you deserve.
Sometimes, the insurance provide may refuse to acknowledge fault or offer a favorable settlement. In these cases, your lawyer can begin litigation and take your case to trial. This is appropriate when you have sustained a catastrophic injury requiring extensive medical care and ongoing future medical treatment and in any other instance when the insurance provider refuses to offer a fair settlement to cover the cost of your damages.
We offer free phone consultations on any injury case that occurs in Georgia. If we believe we can help you, and this is a case that we may win, we'll do an in-person consultation at your convenience. The Marks Law Group limits the number of new injury cases that we take so that we can offer the best possible legal representation of injury victims. We'll work with accident reconstruction experts to help you recover fair settlement to cover the full cost of injuries. To schedule a no-cost consultation, contact our experienced Decatur accident lawyers today at (404) 939-1485.