Do I need an attorney?
Not everyone who is injured needs an attorney. However if you are feeling at all confused or pressured by the other party or his/her insurance company, then consulting with a lawyer can provide peace of mind. Remember, it is in the insurance company’s best interest to get you to settle quickly and for as little as possible.
How much is my case worth?
Contrary to popular belief, there is no formula for determining the worth of any particular case. The value of your case depends on many factors, including: the nature and severity of your injury; the severity and duration of your disability and activity restrictions; and any permanent impairment you suffer. A case cannot be accurately evaluated for worth until factors such as these are accounted for.
How much will an attorney cost?
I offer all my clients a free initial consultation. I charge no attorney’s fees if there is no recovery. My fee will be based on a percentage of the final recovery.
Should I give a recorded statement?
NO! Most of the time it is not advisable to give a recorded statement to the other party’s insurance company. Remember, the other party’s insurance company is not on your side! The other party’s insurance company is looking for any possible way to reduce the amount they owe you. However, if your own insurance company requests a recorded statement, you generally will need to comply, but you should have your lawyer present!
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