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Most of our clients are interested in results. They have been injured and they want to know how much money they can recover. Here are some questions our clients have after they have had an accident:
Yes. There is no downside to consulting a personal injury attorney in New Haven. Many lawyers do not charge a fee for the initial consultation. The attorney fee in personal injury cases is 33-1/3% of the gross recovery and is payable once payment has been made in accordance with a settlement or a judgment. There is no up-front fee in personal injury cases. Some people choose to work directly with an insurance company when they have a personal injury rather having an attorney represent them. That choice is inadvisable; the insurance company’s objective is to limit its liability and its payments. Without someone on your side representing your best interest, you will be at a disadvantage.
Contact an attorney as soon as possible after you’ve suffered an injury. One of the most important jobs an attorney can do for you is to help gather evidence that can be used at a trial or to help produce a settlement. The longer you wait before you contact an attorney, the better the chance the evidence will be lost or compromised. You want to help your attorney make the best case possible for you. The sooner you hire an attorney, the better chance the attorney will have to maximize your results.
Check the record of the law firm that you are considering. If a firm has received high verdicts in the courtroom, they are more likely to get good settlements for clients. Being willing to fight for clients in court shows the other side that the law firm will go the distance, and they will often pay more to settle because they know that. High results from jury verdicts improve a law firm’s negotiating ability with insurance companies for settlements.
There are many different kinds of damages you can recover if you are injured: