Why Would You Want a Free Consultation with a Lawyer?
A free consultation with a lawyer means that you can talk to an attorney about your case before the person charges you to start representing your case with that law firm or law office. Simply put, you can talk to an attorney or lawyer for free, then decide if you want to engage that attorney’s services to handle your legal issues for you. The free consultation is an introduction to talk with the attorney about your case and help you decide if you want to hire this individual to represent you on this particular legal matter or legal claim.
There are a few reasons that you would have not to use the attorney that you have a free consultation with at that point. All things being equal, most attorneys work well within their specialties and can handle most cases well enough to help the client get the money expected to settle the case.
But when there are complex legal issues at stake, you will want to talk to an experienced attorney who has a firm understanding of the case at hand. You will not want to trust your complex legal matter to an attorney who is “cutting his teeth” on a legal issue, one that he has never seen or experienced before.
Why Do You Need to Talk to An Attorney After an Accident?
When you have been injured in a car accident or any other type of loss that produces personal injuries, you will want to talk to an attorney about your losses and damages. Your losses and damages may be in the form of:
- Personal injuries
- Medical bills
- Lost wages
- Car damage
- Personal property damage
- Pain and suffering
- Loss of consortium
Some of these damages will come in the form of medical bills. These medical bills will be for treatments that you will need to heal after your accident or loss. You will want to be reimbursed for these expenses, which you would not have even had, except that you were in an accident or had a loss. When the loss is someone else’s fault, you will want to get the reimbursement you need for these unexpected expenses. For that, you will want to talk to an attorney who can help you recover the money you deserve in this type of case.
How Can an Attorney Help After an Accident?
When you have had an accident, you want to talk to an attorney about it. There are some accident situations where you may feel that you don’t need an attorney. Such as if you have a minor fender bender, and the insurance company is paying for the losses based on insurance coverage already purchased and applied from your policy. In those cases, you are “all set.” There is nothing that will stand in your way or challenge you from getting back the money to pay for the slight damages to your vehicle.
But once you get personal injuries involved in a loss, it is slightly different. In that case, some insurance companies want to set a cap or a limit on how much they are willing to pay for that loss. You will have to prove your losses related to your personal injuries. That is possible for someone to do individually, but why do it yourself if an attorney will be better at this process?
The Free Consultation Is an Opportunity to Bond and Build Trust with a New Attorney
When you sit down and talk to a lawyer or attorney about your case during the free consultation, you are getting to know about your potential legal representative. You will want to ask any questions that you have to the attorney during the free consultation, such as:
- Discuss the rate of pay
- What will be reviewed
- Is the case is expected to go to trial?
- Any expenses or fees involved
- The letter of representation
- Attorney’s experience with this type of loss
- Other questions related to the loss
An Attorney Knows What to Do to Get You the Money You Deserve After an Accident
If you use the services of an attorney, that person is versed on the big insurance companies, how they operate and knows how to get you the money you deserve after a loss or accident. You can ask your friends, family, coworkers, and neighbors for advice on your case and claim, but do you trust the answers you will get from them? Unless they spend their days representing people with accidents, losses, damages, and personal injuries, they will not be much help in that case. When you have an accident or a loss, you need to have an experienced attorney by your side to help you recover the money you need to be put whole again after the accident.
Can the Attorney Explain: What Are the Two Types of Law?
The two main types of law are civil and criminal. Civil cases are cases where there is a duty owed from one person to another, such as with:
- Contracts between parties
- Divorce between spouses
- Retail store/customers
You will hire an attorney to represent you at civil law when there are issues within these relationships. The lawyer or attorney will help you untangle the issue’s problem, help you deal with uncooperative parties, solve the crisis or problem, and force someone to pay you back for the losses you incurred based on their negligence or careless actions.
Criminal law cases typically involve crimes where someone hurts someone else or breaks the law. These crimes are often accompanied by a punishment of a fine, jail time, or both. These are often crimes against society, and there is a high standard of proof in a criminal action. The perpetrator needs to be guilty “beyond a reasonable doubt” in a criminal case, or the person will be found to be “not guilty” in a criminal trial. This is contrasted to a civil case, where is a lower standard of proof which is at a “preponderance of the evidence.” There can even be civil and criminal cases that go together in one claim.
What Do You Do in the Case of an Accident?
When an accident happens or someone acts negligently towards you, causing an injury, that individual or group of people need to pay for their wrongdoing. If that person who caused you an injury owed you a duty of care, then that person needs to reimburse you for your losses as a result of their actions. In this way, the laws work to protect the innocent people who are out and about, going on about their business, and are injured by the careless acts of others.
We will be able to discuss this case with you and determine the exact nature of the legal issues you need reviewed, and help you to build this case to find out if you can recover compensation for your losses. Just give us a call at CEO Lawyer Personal Injury Law Firm right now. Our injury and accident attorneys are here for you every step of the way. Call us at (833) 254-2923 today to discuss your legal issues with an expert attorney on our team.