Most personal injury law firms provide free consultations for injured victims of accidents caused by negligence. This could allow you to discuss your case with an attorney or a team member at no cost.
Personal injury cases also generally do not require any upfront payment to get started. If you want to work with an attorney on your case, their services will likely be billed on contingency.
Most Attorneys Provide Complimentary Case Reviews for Victims and Their Families
It may be possible to speak with a personal injury lawyer or a team member for free today. Most firms provide this type of initial consultation. It allows them to learn as much as possible about your case while helping you learn more, too.
These case reviews, also called consultations, assessments, or evaluations, are:
- Require no obligation; and
You can contact multiple law firms to discuss your case if you want. They will never know you spoke with another lawyer unless you tell them.
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What Can I Learn During a Free Consultation with a Personal Injury Law Firm?
The law firm can provide you with a wealth of information during your free consultation, but you need to know what to ask and listen for. Some of the things a law firm’s team member can explain to you include:
- Your rights as an accident victim
- The potentially liable parties
- The types of damages recoverable
- Whether they think your case will go to trial
- How they approach similar cases
- The financial recovery secured by previous clients
- The services they provide
- How they communicate with clients
- Who would handle your claim
- How their fees work
You can also ask them specific questions about their services, their team, and their experience with similar cases. They may not be able to answer every question about your case during this consultation. Still, you should feel comfortable and confident in their ability to handle your claim by the end of the conversation.
Contingency Fees and How They Work
In addition to providing free consultations for accident victims, personal injury law firms generally operate based on contingency fees. Unlike other types of lawyers, they do not charge a retainer fee up front. Instead, they ask you to pay if and only after they secure compensation in your case. Their fees are usually a proportion of the settlement or court award they recover on your behalf.
This may be a lower portion for settlement agreements and more if you need to go to trial, although some firms may use the same percentage across the board. The law firm should be willing to discuss its fees and how you will pay for its services during your free initial consultation. Its team members may be able to answer your questions and address any specific concerns you have at this time, as well.
Contact a Personal Injury Attorney About Your Case as Soon as Possible
If you want to work with a personal injury lawyer on your accident case, you should reach out to them as soon as you can after your injuries stabilize. This allows you to speak to several firms, if necessary, and ensures you do not miss the key deadlines in these cases.
Across the Gulf South, the statutes of limitations on these cases are short. You may only have up to a year to file a suit in Louisiana (La. Civ. Code Art. 3492). Alabama gives you up to two years (Ala. Code § 6-2-38), and the deadline for a lawsuit in Arkansas or Mississippi is only three years from the accident date per Ark. Code Ann. § 16-56-105 or Miss. Code Ann. § 15-1-49. In some cases, deadlines come even faster.
Possible Recoverable Damages
If you meet the deadlines and settle out of court or go to trial and get a verdict, you will recover compensation for the damages you suffered. This could include:
- Medical treatment and care costs
- Future medical needs for your injuries
- Property damages
- Lost wages and other income
- Diminished earning ability
- Pain and suffering
- Other intangible losses
Working with an attorney will allow you to focus on your injuries, treatment, and physical recovery. They will protect your rights and pursue the compensation you need based on what happened to you and the proof of your damages.
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Morris Bart, LLC, Will Discuss Your Case with You Today for Free
You can count on the Morris Bart law firm to review your case with you today for free. We provide complimentary case reviews to injured victims of personal injury incidents, including collisions, falls, pool accidents, dog bites, and more.
During this free consultation, you can learn more about your legal options and how our lawyer may be able to help you. We have 16 locations serving Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama, and Arkansas. Call (800) 537-8185 today to speak with us.
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