Have you been injured in an accident and have no idea what to do next? Let us help you out and help point you in the right direction and help fill in the gaps. There are so many things to think about and do in life, and finding the right ‘Lawyer’ or ‘Attorney’ to represent you doesn’t have to be difficult too. Here we will quickly explain everything that you need to know about how this process works and how you can find a Personal Injury Lawyer to represent you in your case.
What is a Personal Injury Lawyer and What is a Personal Injury Law firm, how are they different, aren’t they the same? A Personal Injury Lawyer is someone who represents people who have been in an accident of any kind. A Personal Injury Law Firm is the ‘firm’ that the Lawyer belongs to and practices law out of. A Law Firm is basically an office for Lawyers and Attorneys who all practice out of that office space and work together to help eachother out in cases where they need different kinds of lawyers. A Personal Injury Law Firm is a ‘firm’ full of Personal Injury Lawyers, which means tons of resources. When a person becomes a Lawyer they get to decide, just like a doctor decides, which area of ‘law’ they would like to practice in, in this case, the lawyers have chosen to practice in ‘Personal Injury Law’, which means that they understand all of the in’s and out’s of Personal Injury Law and how things work within the law, and then they apply it to your case.
There are definite advantages to a Personal Injury Lawyer being a part of a ‘firm’ rather than just a small office that they work out of. The advantages to being a part of Personal Injury Law Firm is that they have access to a lot more information from the other Personal Injury Lawyers as well as access to a larger amount of previous case files to reference back to, which helps in fighting your case better. All in all, it’s really up to you as to which you would much rather go with, but reading up on the ratings and reviews on Personal Injury Lawyers in your area makes that decision a whole lot easier when the time comes. A simple google search of ‘Personal Injury Law Firms Ratings and Reviews’ or ‘Personal Injury Lawyer Ratings and Reviews’ will bring up a wealth of information with regards to who is the best in your area. There are a few really great Lawyer and Attorney review websites that will come up when you do your search, which provide current, up to date reviews of the Lawyers in your area written by previous clients who were once in the same position as you.
When it comes to deciding on which Personal Injury Lawyer or Personal Injury Law Firm that you would like to hire for representation, Lawyer Review and Rating sites make it SO much easier for you, not everyone has access to someone that they could ask for a recommendation or would necessarily ‘want’ to ask for a recommendation or referral on which Lawyer to select. These Lawyer review sites are national sites, so they cover the entire United States of America, so regardless if you are in Chicago or Los Angeles, the reviews and ratings for Lawyers in each of these areas will come up. A simple search with your zip code, where you live or are looking, and what kind of Lawyer you are looking to hire is all of the information that you will require, the rest is up to you. Basically, just make a short list as to which Personal Injury Lawyers or which Personal Injury Law Firms you like, and once you have your list of lawyers and or firms, all you need to do is set up a consultation or consultations with each of the names, don’t worry, this won’t cost you a thing!
Personal Injury Lawyers as well as Personal Injury Law Firms work on something called a ‘contingency’ basis, although this sounds like something complicated, don’t worry it’s not, quite the opposite really. What contingency means is that there is no upfront cost to you when it comes to hiring a Personal Injury Lawyer or a Personal Injury Law Firm. How Personal Injury Lawyers work with their fees, is they get paid a certain percentage for providing their ‘legal services’, where does that money come from you ask? Well the money comes from the ‘settlement’ money once your case is closed and won, so there is no cost to you whatsoever. The great thing about how the payment is structured is that this generally drives your Personal Injury Lawyer to work that ‘little bit’ harder to ensure that not only do they win your case (so they get paid) but also get a bit more for you because the more money they get for you, it means the more money they get for themselves as well.. A win, win situation!
What kinds of cases do Personal Injury Lawyers or Personal Injury Firms cover? Any Personal Injury case that is caused by someone else’s carelessness or intentional conduct. What exactly does that mean? That means that Personal Injury Lawyers and Firms cover a wide range of cases from assault and battery cases, to car accidents, boating accidents, pedestrian accidents, hit and run accidents, accidents that have caused a spinal cord injury or head trauma, a fatality, work related accidents, or medical malpractice cases. Really the list of accidents and types of injuries is endless with regards to what that Personal Injury Lawyers and Personal Injury Law Firms take on. If your life has changed as a result of an injury, call a Personal Injury Lawyer or Personal Injury Law Firm, it really is in your best interest, the worst thing that can happen is that they say you have no case, which is not very common, and best case, you have a case, and a Personal Injury Lawyer or Personal Injury Law Firm to represent you!