6 Things To Know Before You Hire A Personal Liability Lawyer
Having the right personal liability lawyer can make a huge difference in the outcome of your claim, which is why its important to choose the right lawyer for the case. These are a few things you need to know before you hire a personal liability lawyer.
EXPERIENCE DOES MATTER
One of the biggest reasons people don’t hire a lawyer is because they don’t realize they can actually go in and get a consultation for free. Make sure if you find a lawyer who is licensed to practice in your area and has a record of experience in personal injury liability, call them and ask them about a free consultation.
Not only is it important to find a personal liability lawyer who is well educated in his practice, but who actually has experience in your particular kind of case.
FILING A LAWSUIT ISN’T ALWAYS NEEDED
In some situations, a case won’t need to go to trial and a lawsuit might not even be needed. Instead, the personal liability lawyer can get vital evidence and information about the case and take it to the insurance company for compensation.
BE AWARE OF THE FEE
While consultations are usually free, a personal liability lawyer has to be paid for his time. Almost all lawyers will work on a contingency-based fee. This means they pay expenses out of pocket and they are paid by a percentage of the amount when the case wins.
EXTRA EXPENSES ARE NOT INCLUDED
While the fee for the lawyer can be paid out of your settlement for the lawyer, there may be “other” fees you will need to pay out of the settlement. For example, if the lawyer pays out of his or her pocket to hire an investigator, you’ll need to pay them back for this favor. The investigator will be beneficial to your case, but it’s not a free service by any means.
A CASE TAKES TIME
If your case goes to trial, be realistic. This will take time. Not only does communication between your lawyer and the defendant’s lawyer take time, but your lawyer will need time to collect pertinent documents and evidence. Before you hire a personal liability lawyer make sure you ask them how long they really think it will take.
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