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Steps/timeline in a personal injury lawsuit

Sustaining an injury can be one of the most stressful moments in your life. The uncertainty of how your life will be continuing forward, is a traumatic experience. You need to find the right personal injury lawyer that will help with  getting you the compensation you deserve. Communication is an important factor between you and your lawyer and you must always be informed on what the next steps are.

Changing your lawyer

There may be a situation where your relationship with your lawyer does not work out. Changing to a different lawyer in a personal injury case can be an easy process. Your lawyer works for you. The amount of money that will be taken from you as a fee, will not increase if you do decide to switch lawyers. You should always find a law firm that you are comfortable with and one that will fight for your best interest.

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Is it worth hiring a personal injury attorney

The question you should always ask yourself is whether you can afford to not hire an attorney. The reality of having a lawyer represent you in your personal injury case, is that it doesn’t cost you anything unless you win. The fee for a personal injury attorney is usually one third of the entire settlement. Insurance companies and corporations will have a top lawyer on their side fighting against you, why not even the playing field against them.

Attorneys fee

Personal injury cases are mainly handled on a contingent fee basis. An attorney will only get compensated, if they are able to close a settlement deal for your case. A personal injury case can cost tens of thousands of dollars out of pocket to you, if you decide not to use an attorney. In the event that your case doesn’t win, it will be the lawyer that bears the cost of the expenses and not you.

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