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Rights of the Injured

Seriously Injured in an Accident? Know Your Rights

If you are the victim of someone else's negligent behavior, you should know you might be eligible for compensation for your injuries. Your first step should be to hire a personal injury lawyer to help you with your claim. Here is everything you should know about personal injury attorneys.

Characteristics of a Personal Injury Attorney

The first question many people ask is what they should look for in a personal injury attorney. Here are some traits and characteristics you should look for in your attorney:

Obviously you also want a lawyer who is experienced and has handled personal injury claims before. Choose wisely because a poor personal injury attorney may not get you everything you deserve.

Agreements

Almost every state requires that contingent fee agreements be settled in writing. Therefore, you should have a document outlining your attorney fees as well as other fees like litigation expenses. If you do not have anything in writing, contact a local BAR association to find out whether contingent fee agreements are required to be in writing.

Relationships with your Attorney

Your relationship with your attorney should be as professional as possible. While you may become acquaintances, both you and your attorney should be dedicated to settling your claim.

You also need to be willing to work with your attorney to make important decisions regarding your claim. Listen to your attorney's advice and make educated decisions based on their thoughts and advice. They are the professionals hear them out.

Compensation

The main goal of a civil case is to award you the plaintiff compensation for your damages. Your personal injury lawyer should do whatever they need to ensure you receive your fair compensation.

Your personal injury attorney will first explain to you your rights and how you can proceed further. Unfortunately, you may or may not be eligible for compensation. Compensation can only be awarded if you can prove that someone else is negligent. In many cases this is easier said then done.

Regardless, if dealing with an insurance company you should be aware of their goals. They are going to try to settle for as little as possible. Make sure your attorney is stern and is fighting for you.

Do not feel bad about your claim. Sometimes, a claim has a positive impact on society. Sometimes companies may have to take a defective product off the shelves, or make changes to the current product so that is safe to use. Other times, a landowner is forced to clean something up so that a hazard is removed from the public. In both cases, a positive outcome is achieved for the overall wellbeing of society.

Summary

In summary, if you have been injured in an accident, contact a local personal injury lawyer. Do not wait any longer. The faster you call a licensed attorney, the faster you can settle your claim and move on with your life. So don't hesitate, call a personal injury lawyer today!

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