How Can I Find a Good Personal Injury Lawyer?
Let's briefly discuss the most critical factors to consider when looking for the right attorney for you—and why Morgan & Morgan ticks all the right boxes.
Reputation: The attorney's reputation gives you a rough idea of what to expect when you hire them to represent you. To have such an idea, read the attorney's online reviews. If the reviews are mostly positive, chances are they'll be able to help you obtain the results you need and deserve. For instance, Morgan & Morgan has over 28,000 5-star reviews on Google alone.
Results: You need an attorney or firm with proven results of winning similar cases. At Morgan & Morgan, we have helped our clients recover over $15 billion as compensation for various injuries since 1988.
Resources: An attorney or injury firm with powerful legal resources won't have to worry about complex or costly legal processes. For this reason, they'll not settle for less than you deserve because they know what you're entitled to and that it's worth fighting for.
Remember, the other party will silently hope that you give up on the case because you don't have the power or network to pursue compensation. That's where the importance of powerful legal resources comes in.
When Should I Contact a Personal Injury Lawyer?
You should contact a personal injury attorney if your beloved has suffered severe injuries due to someone else's actions or inactions. Examples of serious injuries include a broken bone, a concussion, or internal bleeding. Keep in mind that these injuries do not necessarily have to be physical; you can also sue for non-physical injuries such as emotional distress and recover damages.
Most importantly, you should contact an attorney if you're unsure whether you need one. At Morgan and Morgan, we offer a free, no-obligation case evaluation for the injured, meaning you have nothing to lose when you contact us about your case.
What Questions Should I Ask My Personal Injury Lawyer?
It may be challenging to ask a personal injury lawyer questions, especially if you have never had a consultation with one before. So here are some questions to ask:
- Is my case valid?
- How long have you been practicing personal injury law?
- How many similar cases have you handled in the past?
- How often will you communicate with me throughout my case?
- What are my options for pursuing compensation?
- What are the likely outcomes of my case?
- How much do you charge for your services?
- Will you represent me in court?
Why Should You Trust a Personal Injury Lawyer With Your Claim?
If you've ever filed a claim with an insurance company, not necessarily a personal injury claim, you probably know how difficult it can be. This is because insurance companies make money by managing risks and maximizing premiums. Although they'll want you to pay your insurance premiums on time and religiously, they'll likely not want to settle your claim without a fight.
That's why many people don't trust insurance companies. So, if you've been injured due to someone else's negligence, you may be uncertain about whether to trust an attorney with your case.
Here are some good reasons to trust a seasoned personal injury attorney:
They will fight for you: A personal injury lawyer knows the ins and outs of the legal system and will fight for your right to compensation if you have a valid case.
They have experience dealing with insurance companies: Personal injury lawyers know how to handle insurance companies and get you the settlement you deserve. Specifically, they know the tactics these companies use to avoid liability and how to beat them at their own game.
They will work on a contingency basis: Most personal injury attorneys, including the team at Morgan & Morgan, only get paid if you win your case. For this reason, they will be motivated to get you the best possible outcome because they win when you do.
They will give you honest advice about your case: Because personal injury attorneys are usually paid a contingent fee, they'll not take your case if they believe it is invalid. This is because these cases require a lot of resources and the last thing an attorney would want is to invest their time, finances, and energy in a case that's considered dead on arrival. For this reason, the injury lawyer will be honest about your case and your chances of success.
What Are the Benefits of Hiring a Personal Injury Lawyer?
There are countless benefits to hiring a personal injury lawyer. Here are a few examples.
One of the most important benefits of hiring such an attorney is that they can help you receive the compensation you deserve. However, this will also depend on the kind of attorney you choose to represent you. To increase your chances of winning, you should only hire an attorney who meets the qualities we discussed earlier.
The attorney can also help you navigate the legal system, which is often complicated and overwhelming, especially if you are dealing with a serious injury. For example, you'll need to beat strict deadlines, gather vital evidence, interview witnesses and experts, fill out crucial paperwork, attend legal proceedings, etc. An attorney will handle all these processes, allowing you to focus on your recovery.
The right personal injury attorney will give you peace of mind during such difficult times. Knowing that you have competent and experienced legal representation, especially from Morgan & Morgan, the nation's largest injury firm, can ease some of the stress associated with pursuing compensation for your injuries.
A seasoned attorney will create the right strategy to pursue your claim. Having a legal strategy significantly increases your chances of winning the case and maximizing your damages.
How Does the Contingency Fee System Work?
As mentioned earlier, most personal injury lawyers, including Morgan & Morgan attorneys, work on a contingency basis, meaning they only get paid if they win your case. If you lose, you don't owe them anything.
Here is how this system works.
Typically, contingency fees are a percentage of your final settlement or judgment, generally ranging from 33% to 40%. So, for example, if you win a $100,000 settlement, your lawyer would receive between $33,000 and $40,000, depending on what you had agreed on earlier.
Before hiring a personal injury lawyer, be sure to ask about their fees and an estimate of how much your case is likely to cost. This will help you avoid surprises down the road and ensure you are comfortable with the lawyer's charges.
What Type of Evidence Will My Personal Injury Attorney Need?
Many different types of evidence can be used in personal injury cases. This includes eyewitness testimonies, police reports, photos and videos of the accident scene or injuries, medical records, etc. For this reason, it is important to have as much evidence as possible when pursuing a personal injury claim. This will help to strengthen your case and give you a better chance of receiving compensation for your injuries.
However, it is understandable if you do not have any evidence of your injuries. Just as long as you have a valid case, a skilled and well-equipped personal injury lawyer can help you collect crucial evidence to support your claim. In addition, the attorney knows the type of evidence that would be admissible in court and strengthen your case.
What Damages Can a Personal Injury Lawyer Help Me Recover?
You may recover economic damages covering your medical bills and lost wages. Depending on the circumstances of your case, you can also recover non-economic damages, such as pain and suffering and emotional distress, and punitive damages in cases where the defendant's conduct was particularly egregious.
What Are the Different Types of Personal Injury Lawyers?
General personal injury lawyers can handle a wide range of cases, although some specialize in a particular practice area. And since personal injury law is broad and varies from state to state, it is always advisable to hire attorneys with experience handling your specific type of case. For example, at Morgan & Morgan, we have an army of over 800 attorneys specializing in different practice areas, including but not limited to the following:
Car accidents: Our auto accident attorneys can help you navigate the complex process of pursuing compensation after a car accident and other motor vehicle-related accidents.
Workers' compensation: These lawyers handle cases involving workplace injuries and can help you get the benefits you deserve.
Product liability: These lawyers handle cases involving injuries caused by unsafe products.
Medical malpractice lawyer: If you were injured by a doctor or other medical professional, you might need a medical malpractice lawyer. These lawyers handle cases involving failure to diagnose, surgical errors, wrongful prescriptions, failure to consider the patient's history, etc.
Premises liability: You'll need a Morgan & Morgan premises liability lawyer to handle cases such as dog bites, slips and falls, construction site accidents, and more.
How Much Is My Personal Injury Case Worth?
There is no standard settlement amount for personal injury cases. This is because a personal injury settlement varies greatly depending on the circumstances of your case. For example, if you were seriously injured and required extensive medical treatment, you could receive a much higher settlement. On the other hand, the settlement will likely be significantly lower if you suffer minor injuries, such as bruises.
To better understand how much your case is worth, you should contact Morgan & Morgan for a free case evaluation.
Why Morgan & Morgan Personal Injury Lawyers?
Morgan & Morgan was founded in 1988 with the goal of fighting for the rights of the injured. That's why we're the injury law firm for the people and by the people.
We are also the largest injury law firm in the United States, with over 900 attorneys serving clients from coast to coast. So, regardless of where you live within the contiguous US, there's always a Morgan & Morgan attorney near you ready to fight for your rights.
Our attorneys have helped recover more than $15 billion for our clients and continue to fight even harder as the voice of the voiceless. With our proven track record of winning complex cases, you can count on us to take on the biggest bully standing between you and the compensation you deserve.
If you or a loved one has been injured, we offer a free, no-obligation case evaluation. And if you have a valid case, we will fight for you in and out of court.
Contact us today; you may be entitled to compensation.