An auto accident attorney can give you the most reliable personal injury information available. They can also tell you whether or not you have a good chance of winning a lawsuit if you were to take a driver who injured you to court. There are some instances where this won’t be an option but, in some cases, you may have a chance of getting a jury award or settlement. Here’s how working with a car accident attorney works.
The lawyer will consult with you. This is usually free and just involves sitting down with the lawyer to determine if you have a good case or not. They may need to do some research after this initial conversation before they know whether or not they want to represent you.
Hiring the Lawyer
If the lawyer thinks that they can help you, the next step will be hiring them as your attorney, of course. If you don’t have money to hire them, they may work with you on a contingency basis. This means that you don’t have to pay them unless they manage to win your claim. If they do, you’ll owe them legal fees. If not, you’ll owe them nothing.
Putting Together the Lawsuit
The attorney will need to gather information so that they can pursue your lawsuit and, eventually, argue your case in front of a jury. This takes time, but these attorneys are experts at what they do and know where to look for the information they need. They may need you to provide them with information at some point. If this is the case, the information they need is usually not hard to find.
Going to Trial
If you go all the way to trial, the attorney will explain the situation to the jury on your behalf and will do it in a way that’s designed to make them sympathetic to your claim. The opposing counsel will try to establish that their client was not negligent. The jury will decide who wins the case, ultimately, but having an experienced attorney who knows how to argue a case well certainly increases your chances of winning!
If you’re considering hiring an attorney, remember that the consultation is free, so it’s a good way to get to know them and to see if they’re the one you want to argue your claim and seek compensation on your behalf.