Jun 8, 2017

Get the Most Out of Your Consultation with a Personal Injury Lawyer in Miami

Immediately following an accident, many people are overwhelmed with a plethora of emotions.  They don’t know what to do, and insurance companies aren’t always as helpful as we’d like them to be – definitely not even close to what commercials portray.  Sometimes, injuries can be treated and resolved with time.  Other times, you could face permanent problems like torn ligaments or tendons, or even herniated disks.  It all depends on the accident and your situation.  Once you decide to talk with a lawyer, we can take control of the situation for you.  Lawyers can help you decide how much you’re willing to accept if they offer a settlement.  We can also help clients decide when it’s time to go to court.
People sometimes prefer to hire a friend or family member to handle their case simply because he/she is an attorney (even when that person does not focus on personal injury cases).  They trust these people and want to believe they can handle their claim.  Like other fields, a responsible lawyer will always refer you to someone that dedicates himself/herself to that field.  In our opinion, an attorney should not be involved in a criminal defense case without having experience doing so, and the same applies to personal injury cases.  To get the maximum compensation deserved, you need an expert with years of experience in this area of the law.  Unfortunately, some clients don’t know this until it’s too late.  Sometimes, it’s not til months later when they’re falling behind on medical bills because their lawyer didn’t account for long-term medical bills.
A personal injury lawyer in Miami can give you a more accurate idea of what kind of settlement you can expect.  They’re also more likely to take care of the case before you have to go to court.  Unfortunately, going to a court is risky for both sides regardless of how strong your case is.  Before you decide to pursue a case, it’s critical to know what you’re up against.
Ask a Personal Injury Lawyer in Miami the Right Questions
One of the most important things to do before your consultation is to be prepared. Know what questions you want to ask. The process can be confusing, especially for people who have never dealt with it before. You should always make sure you’re on the right page. So even if a question seems silly to you, do not shy or afraid to ask. No one expects you to know how to handle an accident claim – it’s only natural to ask for help when you need it.
You might not have all the facts of the case going in.  When you come prepared with what you do have, it gives a personal injury lawyer in Miami a strong start. It’s up to lawyers to investigate your case later on once provided with sufficient information/documentation. How do you know you’re working with the right lawyer going in? It all comes down to asking the right questions.

How Much Experience Do You Have?You should always be specific when you’re asking about experience. Even if they’ve been a lawyer for decades, it wouldn’t mean as much if it wasn’t in personal injury law. You have to be familiar with personal injury claims.  It’s all about a lawyer knowing what to do to make the process as efficient as possible. Having a good rapport with your lawyer can also make the process easier.  Communication is essential when you’re working on a personal injury case.
What Kind of Settlements or Verdicts Have You Gotten Before?How much have they recovered in past settlements?  Have they handled cases like yours?  Some lawyers specialize in large catastrophic cases. It might sound appealing if they’ve won multi-million dollar cases against large firms, but this isn’t always applicable if you’re a private citizen suing an insurance company in an auto accident that did not result in a wrongful death. You should always know if they can do more in cases like yours.
How Much Are Your Legal Fees?Legal fees can vary – depends on how far a case how to go before being resolved.  Personal injury lawyers often work based on contingency – ranging between 25% to 40% (depending on the type of case).  They get paid when you get a recovery for your case.  This means it’s sometimes advantageous to accept a settlement earlier.  It’s better to make sure you get a fair amount, though.  You should know that you’re not expected to pay up front in contingency cases.  Each case is unique, and you need lawyers who can set expectations up front.
Who Will Be My Point of Contact on the Case?At Nunez Law, the attorney(s) always likes to meet clients in person, especially at the beginning.  At other firms, you may not meet the attorney or the first lawyer you talk to won’t be the primary person you’re working with.  It’s okay for some, so it depends on someone’s preference or level of acceptance.  You should always know exactly who you can talk to if you have further questions or concerns.  If you have questions about if your case is being handled properly, you can always meet the attorney(s) in person or schedule a teleconference.

Let the Professionals Handle Your Personal Injury Case
It can be tempting to try to handle seemingly smaller personal injury cases on your own.  Without a personal injury lawyer, clients in Miami could lose thousands of dollars in fair and just compensation in a single case.  If you suffer long-term injuries, the differences could be even greater.  With the staff at Nunez Law, we can evaluate your case over the phone or in-person – whatever is best for you. Then we can fight for you to make sure you the compensation that you deserve.  We have extensive experience in our firm with auto accidents, falls, and other common personal injuries cases.  We handle can help you with nursing home negligence case as well as other injury claims.  To get your free evaluation started with Nunez Law, click here.