When you are seriously hurt in an accident, it is natural to have questions and concerns. In fact, hiring a lawyer is usually the last thought on a victim’s mind after suffering serious injuries in an accident that was not their fault. But the harsh reality is that a personal injury lawyer is something that needs to be considered right from the start in order to protect your best interests in terms of financial security and quality of life.
When an accident occurs, the insurance company for the defendant immediately begins an investigation in an attempt to protect it’s financial interests in the outcome and they have attorneys and insurance adjusters working on you case from day one and so should you.
When to Use an Accident Lawyer – Always
In almost all injury cases you need the knowledge and expertise of a professional personal injury lawyer to win your accident claim for a full and fair amount. It is advantageous to hire professional representation if:
In general, there can be many technical or legal complexities. Such complexities that can make managing, bringing and winning an injury claim challenging without legal assistance and mistakes can cause you to lose the case.
You are Severely Injured or Disabled. If your injuries are severe or permanently disabling, you have a complex case, which means you definitely need professional legal representation to manage your injury claim. This includes wrongful death claims.
You Do Not Feel Comfortable Representing Yourself. Many people are simply uncomfortable with the responsibility of handling their own injury claim. There are many technicalities, legalities, paperwork, and more that require legal knowledge and a lot of time.
The Cost of Hiring a Personal Injury Lawyer
Typical attorney fee arrangements include retainers, hourly rates, and flat fees, but for personal injury lawyers, the most common payment model used are contingency fees. Lawyers who work on a contingency fee basis do not collect any type of payment upfront from a client. Instead, clients only pay their lawyers if they recover a settlement or judgment for them. Payments are conditional, or contingent, under this type of fee arrangement. So, if a lawyer does not win a settlement or monies for their client, the client pays nothing to the lawyer for their services.
Indianapolis Personal Injury Attorneys Who Will Fight For Your Rights
Call Craven, Hoover, and Blazek P.C. at 317-881-2700 to schedule a free consultation with an experienced Indianapolis personal injury attorney who can determine the best strategies for your case. Not only does our law firm offer free consultations, we never collect lawyer fees unless we prevail for you! Call 317-881-2700 to get started on your financial recovery, today. We represent injured persons throughout Indiana.