Just like there are attorneys and lawyers for crime, tax and corporations, so too are there lawyers for people who have been injured in an automobile accident and want to get compensation for their injuries. They are called auto injury attorneys.
How can auto injury attorneys help?
Auto attorneys can help you navigate through the legal world of your auto injury case, which is wrought with jargon and technicalities that boggle the mind of an average person. If you, like most people, have a problem with understanding legalese, your attorney can be a huge help.
Auto injury attorneys will be able to lead you through all the paperwork, formalities and steps involved in taking a failed auto injury insurance case to court. The legal world is very treacherous. A single misplaced document, a simple missed appointment, or an unintentionally skipped step can cause real grief when it comes to physical injury settlements. Your attorney will help avoid any mistakes.
How much will my attorney cost me?
Each attorney will cost you a different amount, based on how qualified they are, how much experience they have, and how complex your case is.
The first meeting is usually free. It is the time taken to assess your case, for you to answer some detailed questions and for the lawyer to decide whether or not you have a case and whether they are willing to take it on. The first meeting is when you will need to sign the contract stating that they will represent you and what fee they will take.
One of the most popular payment methods is the contingency method. Here the lawyer will get paid a certain percentage of the settlement that you get if you win your case. Other times you will pay a fixed fee. All this will be agreed when you sign your contract.