When you or a family member has been injured, the immediate focus is often on getting necessary medical attention as quickly as possible. When the focus begins to shift to prognosis and possible outcomes, consider looking for a personal injury attorney. Even if you don’t think your injury is serious enough to warrant seeking counsel, any reputable personal injury will offer a free consultation as an initial analysis of your case. Attorneys who specialize in personal injury law have an in-depth understanding of negligence law, as well as the many diagnoses, tests and procedures that that are involved with personal injury. The knowledge and experience of a skilled personal injury attorney can make all the difference when you need it most.
In selecting an attorney to represent you, there are important factors to consider and questions to ask. Personal injury cases can be complicated, so you may be working with your attorney and their staff for months or even years to resolve your personal injury case. It’s important that you choose a law firm that makes you feel like your case matters and puts you at ease. Consult with as many attorneys as it takes to find the right fit, and check the disciplinary records of those you visit. Ask prospective attorneys how much trial experience they have in personal injury cases, and what percentage of injury cases they handle are settled. This is crucial, because an attorney who spends little or no time in trial may push you to accept a lower settlement offer to finish your case and move on to the next client. Be sure to discuss the fee schedule, and whether they work on contingency (a percentage of the judgment or settlement) or for an hourly rate. At your consultations, ask attorneys about the statute of limitations for your type of injury, and whether they will work your case alone or with associates. Gather all the documentation that relates to your case, including medical bills, police reports, proof of income, hospital discharge orders and bring it with you to your consultations. Having documentation on hand will aid the attorney in assessing your case, and give you some insight into how your case will proceed.
At Harris Law, we are proud to announce that Miranda Bailey-Quick and our dedicated, caring staff are now offering personal injury legal services. We have the experience and understanding you need to bring about the best possible outcome for you and your family. Call us today at 231.347.4444 or fill out the free consultation form in the sidebar to schedule your personal consultation.