If you have been seriously injured in a slip and fall accident, then you have a lot on your mind. Although your first concern should be getting better, you may be worried about money. Sky-high medical bills and missed work can add up to a family financial crisis and you may need to pursue a legal recovery.
Do You Need a Lawyer?
Many slip and fall injury victims need an attorney to help them get the fair damages that they deserve. Insurance companies have adjusters and attorneys working for them to minimize the compensation that they need to pay you and others who have been hurt in slip and fall accidents. An attorney can make sure that all of your rights are protected and that you get the fair financial recovery that you deserve while you concentrate on your physical recovery without the stress of handling your own legal claim. Additionally, many people who have been hurt are able to resolve their slip and fall cases for more money than they would if they handled their cases on their own.
What You Need to Know Before Hiring a Lawyer
The attorney that you choose could determine the outcome of your case. Before you hire anyone, consider:
- Asking friends, neighbors, and co-workers for advice. Referrals are a good place to start, but they don’t take the place of research. Your friend’s case may have been very different, so learn more before making your final decision.
- Choosing a lawyer with experience. If you were sick, would you trust a doctor who has only read about your illness? Experience is important. You want to know that your attorney will be able to take your case to trial if that’s what it takes to get a fair settlement.
- Choosing a lawyer who bills on a contingency fee basis. Under a contingency fee agreement, the attorney receives a percentage of your settlement. This means that if you don't win your case, you don’t have to pay.
Thinking about hiring an attorney? Contact us at 800-800-5678 and ask to schedule a free initial consultation.