Published on September 11th, 2019
If you have been injured in an accident that is no fault of your own, then the at-fault party should compensate you for all economic and non-economic loses the injury inflicts on you. This is possible through a personal injury claim.
A typical personal injury claim details the circumstances of the accident, the extent of the injuries, and any related losses.
Insurance companies often approach victims with lower settlement offers than what is quoted in the claim. You should not accept any offer that doesn’t match your projected economic costs of the injury.
If the circumstances of your case seem complex and confusing, consider checking with an experienced attorney to help you understand common Las Vegas legal topics related to injuries before proceeding with claim filing.
Generally, it is advisable to have an attorney by your side regardless of the magnitude of the case. A great deal of personal injury claims are wrongly rejected each year due to preventable mistakes that victims make while filing the claims. This article aims to help you find the right personal injury attorney for your case and increase your chances of receiving your rightful compensation.
Tip 1. Seek References
Qualification should be the bare minimum when seeking legal services, but nothing beats a tested-and-tried option. If you got injured in a motor accident, seek advice from a colleague, family member, or friend who has been through the same. If you have had to use an attorney for other reasons before, consider asking for a reference from them.
Tip 2. Check Law Society Records
The lawyer you choose must be in good standing with the Law Society of your state. If you are in Las Vegas, for instance, you can visit the State Bar of Nevada’s website to check the lawyer’s record before committing.
Tip 3. Review The Attorney’s Website
Of course, you cannot base your decision entirely on the content in the attorney’s website as they can be biased, but there is a lot you can take from it. Just look around to see the areas they seem to focus most on and check whether your particular type of injury is addressed.
Tip 4. Ensure The Attorney Is From Your Area
If you are a resident of Las Vegas, for instance, you want to work with someone who knows the laws of the land and has faced the judges, the prosecutors, and the insurance adjustors before. Importing an attorney from another state or even city will likely prove more costly and make it hard for you to schedule in-person meetings with the attorney.
Tip 5. Ask Your Attorney The Following Questions
- Have you handled a case similar to mine before?
- Can I have your number?
- How many cases do you have at the moment?
- Do you work on contingency basis?
- Where are you located?
- Can we meet face to face?
- Will you handle my case or will it be assigned to a staff member?
- Is the fee negotiable?