Have you ever noticed that accidents come without warning signs? They have a habit of sneaking up and occurring when you least expect them and more importantly, when you are least prepared to deal with them. That’s why it’s important to know who to call when you need help. The time to do your homework and develop a relationship with your personal injury attorney is now. Don’t wait until you need an accident attorney and then have to shop around and find one.
What Is Considered “Personal Injury”?
There are all types of accidents. A personal injury case can be born from any incident where one party is negligent and someone gets hurt as a result. As the injured party, you have the right to seek compensation for pain, suffering, medical expenses and loss of income.
Benefits of Hiring An Accident Attorney
Personal injury attorneys are highly trained and experienced in their field. At Carey Leisure & Neal, we understand how to deal with personal injury litigation and know how to communicate with you in an understandable way. We have experience working with a variety of insurance companies and know what to expect from them. Bottom line: our job is to fight for you and your rights and to do it in a timely manner. We restore your peace of mind so that you can concentrate on healing.
What should you look for in an accident attorney? Experience and trustworthiness are key. You will rely on your attorney for sound advice and to represent you in every aspect of your suit. You can expect your attorney to assist you in:
- Filing lawsuits
- Compensation for damages & expenses
Questions To Ask Before Hiring Your Personal Injury Attorney
You know why you need an attorney, but you may be a bit unsure of who to hire. Before you make any decisions, draw up a list of questions, such as:
- Does the attorney specialize in personal injury or have a more general practice?
- Is the attorney you’re hiring the one who will be representing you?
- Approximately how long will the case take?
- Has this attorney tried similar cases?
- Will he or she work for a contingency fee?
- Does the attorney actually take cases to trial?
- Is the attorney Board Certified in civil trial law or work directly under a Board Certified civil trial lawyer?
Your personal accident attorney is your ally. He or she is there to protect your rights, and to make sure that you are treated fairly and receive the proper amount of compensation. He or she can bring a wealth of knowledge and experience to the table.