If you got hurt in a car accident that was not your fault, a million things could go through your head. You might have pressing questions, such as:
- Do I qualify for a settlement?
- Who pays my medical bills?
- Can I file a lawsuit for compensation?
Morgan & Morgan know that car accidents and injuries do not only occur during office hours. We are here for you, wherever you are and whenever you need us. Morgan & Morgan is committed to assisting you in your time of need, 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Our case-control center is open around the clock.
If you need help and advice, get in touch, tell us what happened, and a member of our legal team will get back to you. Contact us now to find out more.
What to look for in a 24 Hour Car Accident Lawyer
While hiring an attorney will often come down to personal preference, here are some things you should look for in a car accident lawyer:
- Experience with litigating motor vehicle cases
- Successful negotiation of settlements for past clients
- Overwhelmingly positive past client reviews
- A successful track record at trials
Beyond those obvious considerations, you should also think about what size of law firm you want to work with. A larger law firm typically has more resources for litigating car accident cases and is more likely to work on a contingency agreement, which is a “no-win-no-fee” arrangement.
Smaller law firms or newly practicing attorneys may lack the financial backing and experience required to see your case through to the end, especially if it comes to a trial. Consider staying clear of attorneys who charge hourly fees and retainers, which can escalate your costs. Such upfront attorney’s fees may be payable whether you win or lose your case.
How to Find the Best Car Accident Attorney
There can be many different ways to find an attorney, including searching the internet. Here are some great tips that can help you find a car accident lawyer:
References From Friends and Family
One of the best ways to find great legal representation is to ask friends, family, and coworkers about recommendations. Maybe someone you know has worked with a car accident lawyer in the past and had great results. Getting referrals can help you find a reliable attorney with relatively little effort.
Once you have had a chance to meet with your prospective attorney, pay close attention to their communication style; it is crucial that you decide on a lawyer with whom you feel comfortable and at ease. They should patiently listen to you and answer your questions openly. If your prospective lawyer seems temperamental, rushed, or is not paying attention to you, keep looking for a better match. Clear, respectful, and positive communication is critical for a good attorney and client relationship.
Experience With Handling Car Accident Cases
Before deciding on an attorney, find out about their experience with motor vehicle claims and cases like yours. They must have a good understanding of the applicable laws and know how insurance companies tick. Most importantly, they should have an excellent track record with negotiating fair settlements, as most personal injury claims are settled out of court. The perfect attorney will also have relevant and recent trial experience.
An Excellent Reputation
The reputation of your potential lawyer matters a great deal. Before you meet with them personally, you can do some online research to find out if they are well respected. You can access information about your lawyer’s reputation by searching online databases such as Martindale-Hubbell and Avvo.
Make sure you know an attorney’s fee before hiring them. Every law firm has a different way of charging clients. Some firms charge hourly fees or retainers upfront. Others work with contingency agreements, which means you do not pay any fees until you win the case. Some attorneys work with a contingency agreement but will charge you upfront legal expenses, which could be considerable. When you work with Morgan & Morgan, there are no hidden fees or costs. We don’t charge you a dime until we win and you receive compensation. If we don’t win, you don’t pay.
In a nutshell, if you can find an enthusiastic attorney with the right experience, an excellent reputation, and a fair fee structure, you can look forward to excellent legal representation.
How a 24 Hour Car Accident Lawyer Can Help You
If you or a loved one got hurt in a car accident, you would most likely need legal assistance to fight for what you deserve. Insurance companies can try to reduce your claim or deny it altogether, leaving you with little option but to fight for a fair settlement. Morgan & Morgan has the resources and expertise to help car accident victims. We can:
- Go through insurance policies to understand your coverage
- Help you receive adequate medical care
- Determine all liable parties and potential defendants in your case
- Communicate with insurance adjusters
- Collect critical documentation for your claim, such as medical records, police accident reports, and proof of lost wages
- Build your case against the responsible party
- Keep you informed about the progress of your case
Most importantly, knowing that help is only a call or text away, no matter what time of day, can give you peace of mind. We treat our clients like family. This means giving you the time and attention you deserve when you need it most.
Compensation Available to Car Accident Victims
If someone else is responsible for your accident, you could be entitled to damages. However, what you could receive will depend on the facts of your accident, the severity of your injuries, and other circumstances. Generally, victims could receive awards for:
- Medical expenses
- Lost wages
- Pain and anguish
- Loss of life enjoyment
You could also receive other types of compensation. An attorney can help to collect and organize the evidence required to prove your damages.
Morgan & Morgan Is Here for You – 24/7
Morgan & Morgan is here for you when you need us most. We have streamlined our processes and can assist you 24/7, from wherever you are. Some ways in which we have strived to improve communications during the COVID-19 pandemic and beyond include:
Texting Attorneys and Legal Team Members
Feel free to reach out to us 24/7, whether by text or email. Our lawyers, paralegals, and other team members are always happy to hear from you and can text or email updates about your car accident case.
You can now sign documents from the comfort of your home and at any time. Esign allows you to digitally sign documents such as settlement agreements and other crucial case paperwork on your phone or computer.
As a modern law firm, we are always improving our processes and moving with the times. In those situations where you simply want to see your attorney, we can arrange teleconferencing via Webex or other platforms at a time that suits you.
Direct Deposit Settlements
When you expect a car accident settlement, you can now receive the amount via direct deposit rather than having to wait for a check in the mail.
When you work with Morgan & Morgan, you become part of the family. We want to be available for your questions and concerns and make the legal process as easy as possible for you. This includes being available 24/7 and providing you with all the digital tools that you expect from a 21st-century law firm.