If you have been hurt by the negligent, careless or reckless actions of another person, you likely have many questions. You may wonder if insurance will cover the cost of the required treatment, or when you can return to work. If your injuries were very serious, you may even question what the future looks like for you and your family.
Choosing to work with a personal injury lawyer is one of the most important decisions you can make during this difficult time. However, not all personal injury lawyers are created equally. To ensure that your rights are protected and that you receive the fair settlement you deserve, always consider the four following points when choosing your lawyer.
Experience with Cases Like Yours
Just as you would not see a dentist if you were suffering from a heart problem, you also should not speak to a divorce lawyer after being hurt in an accident. You must make sure the lawyer you are working with has experience with legal cases similar to yours. There are many legal areas in Washington and all of them have very different laws and statutes. A personal injury lawyer will know the laws regarding your case including the statute of limitations, comparative negligence, and more. Our lawyers handle many different types of cases, including:
- Motor vehicle accidents
- Slip and fall claims
- Defective products
- Insurance disputes
- Wrongful death
A Successful Track Record
Even when you have sustained serious injuries through no fault of your own, the insurance companies covering the liable parties will fight back against your claim. They may try to argue that you were partly to blame, or that your injuries are from a pre-existing condition. A successful track record of obtaining appropriate settlements for clients will show you that a lawyer knows how to refute these arguments and overcome the other challenges these cases present. When a lawyer has a successful track record, you will have the peace of mind knowing they are putting that experience to work for you.
Your lawyer should communicate with you during every step of your personal injury case. You deserve to be notified of updates in your case, and to have your questions answered. Always ask any lawyer you meet with how often they will communicate with you, and how they will keep you informed about your case.
An accident is much more than just a case file to you. The injuries you sustain will impact you for many weeks, months, and perhaps even years. You may not be able to enjoy the things you once did. During this difficult time, you need a lawyer who will approach your case with compassion. Make sure the lawyer you choose understands the challenges you are facing and that they will handle your case with dignity while trying to help you receive the fair settlement you deserve.
Call Our Personal Injury Lawyers in University Place for a Free Consultation
Our University Place personal injury lawyers at Alliance Law Group, PS are passionate about helping accident victims obtain the full compensation they are entitled to, and we want to put our experience to work for you, too. Call us now at 253-581-0660 or contact us online to schedule a free review of your case with one of our seasoned attorneys.