Should I Hire An Injury Lawyer After A Car Accident?
As trusted injury lawyers, we always recommend that if an individual has been hurt in a car accident or any other type of vehicle accident, that they should hire a lawyer as soon as possible.
The insurance company for the other driver has a team of lawyers and adjusters who are working immediately after the accident to avoid having to pay for your injuries. An experienced and qualified personal injury lawyer will work to ensure that your rights are protected after the accident.
What does a lawyer do for my accident case?
The moment you hire a personal injury lawyer to represent you after an accident, the lawyer in his team will begin investigating and establishing your position for the claim.
You know, in accident cases, there’s usually an insurance company for the other driver. If the other driver is unknown or you were involved in a single-vehicle accident, then your insurance company will step into the shoes to reimburse you and compensate you for your loss.
Are there any upfront costs for hiring an auto injury lawyer?
Rice, Murtha & Psoras does not charge clients upfront cost or money to pursue their injury cases. Instead, their lawyers work on a contingency fee basis.
This means that there are no out-of-pocket expenses, and the lawyers’ fees will be paid from the settlement or verdict in your accident case.
Therefore, there is no fee unless and when they win your accident case.
A typical contingency fee for an injury case is 33% of the gross settlement. However, if a lawsuit is filed, then the fee increases to 40%. Most accident and injury cases are resolved through an out-of-court settlement, and therefore, the lower fee is paid to the attorneys.
The injury attorneys with Rice, Murtha & Psoras will not settle a case without a client’s permission and will not file suit unless the client wishes to pursue the claim in court.
How is my car accident case settled?
Upon your completion of medical treatment and once the doctors deem you fit and able to return to 100%, then the process begins of working to settle the accident case. The injury lawyers for Rice, Murtha & Psoras will develop a settlement package and proposal to the insurance company for the liable party.
When can I hire an auto injury lawyer?
It is advisable in Maryland that you hire an injury lawyer as soon after the accident is possible. Injury lawyers are often better prepared to settle cases or try them in court if they begin to work on the case from the beginning.
That means collecting fresh evidence from the scene as well as developing the strategy to ensure a successful outcome for their client.
How much will my case settle for?
There’s no way of knowing at the onset of any injury claim how much it will settle for. The settlement amount is typically dictated by the damages incurred by the victim.
For example, if a victim of an accident has incurred medical costs of 100,000, been out of work for months, and has permanent injuries, then is it expected that the settlement will be far and above a percentage of the medical bills.
Each case is different, and there’s no way to know upfront what a case will settle for. It is helpful to some clients to review our past successes and other clients’ results.
Maryland auto accident attorneys are here to help.
Have you been the victim of an accident because someone else was negligent or Reckless? Are you seriously injured, and you’re looking for a lawyer that will fight for you?
Contact the Maryland injury attorneys at Rice, Murtha & Psoras today to discuss your claim and learn how they can help fight for your rights and the compensation you deserve. The consultation is free, and remember there are no upfront cost to retain they’re injury lawyers.