5 Things to Expect From Your Accident Lawyer
If you have been injured in a car accident or a motorcycle accident in Baltimore, it is likely that you will incur mounting medical bills for your injuries. Hiring an experienced personal injury lawyer to represent you is imperative to get you the compensation you deserve for an accident that was not your fault. Here are 5 things you should expect from your Baltimore accident lawyer.
1. You will sign a contingency fee agreement with your personal injury lawyer
There will be a signed written agreement between your lawyer and you that states your lawyer will front the costs to litigate your claim and will receive a percentage of the gross settlement, should you win your case. If you do not win your accident case (your case gets dismissed, for instance, or you lose at trial in front of a judge or jury), you will not owe your lawyer anything. Thus, there are no costs and fees expected of you unless you settle your case or get a monetary judgment at trial. If your personal injury lawyer does not have you sign a contingency fee agreement, you should find another lawyer.
2. Your personal injury attorney will obtain your medical records and bills related to your personal injury claim
The only way to receive appropriate compensation from the insurance company of the individual or entity responsible for your injuries is to prove those injuries’ existence and extent. Compiling the documentation of your injuries and their treatments, along with the resulting medical bills, is the only way your attorney can provide such proof.
3. Your lawyer will be responsive to your needs
You are the one recovering from your injuries while experiencing the pain and suffering that follows a motorcycle accident. You are the one struggling to keep up financially with medical bills, on top of the monthly bills you normally pay. You are the one who hired the attorney to represent you and a percentage of whose settlement the attorney will receive for successfully bringing your claim. You should expect your lawyer to promptly respond to any questions or concerns you relay to them.
4. Your accident lawyer should provide status updates on the progress of your case
Personal injury cases stemming from car or motorcycle accidents can take months or even years to resolve. Often, it can feel like nothing is happening with your claim. However, please don’t allow yourself to be left in the dark as to your case’s progress since it is your injuries and financial situation at stake. Your lawyer should readily provide you with updates regarding your case.
5. Your lawyer will negotiate with the insurance company and go to court if needed
If the insurance company has denied your claim or is not willing to agree to a fair settlement of your claim, your attorney should be prepared to fight hard to make sure you get the compensation you deserve. If your claim cannot be settled, your lawyer should be prepared to fight for you in court.
Give Me a Call – I’ll Address Your Concerns and Answer Your Questions
If you or a loved one has been injured in a car or motorcycle accident in the Baltimore area, please contact the Law Office of John J. Leppler for a FREE consultation at (443) 955-1989.
I will advise you on your legal options, and assist you in determining the best course of action. If you choose to work with me, I will fight the insurance company hard and refuse to accept a low-ball settlement. My commitment is to assist you in obtaining the compensation you deserve!
John J. Leppler – Personal Injury Lawyer