This is probably the first crash you have been in so you have never had to consider who to hire to help you recover your damages. You you may be wondering how the process will go. By asking the right questions, you can figure out what exactly the process will look like and how you should proceed. Here are the questions you’ll want to pose to your lawyer following your car accident in Fort Worth or anywhere in Texas.
Will I Get a Settlement?
This is the number one question to ask. If you’re bringing on a lawyer to help you, they’re there to help you get a settlement. You can ask what your settlement will potentially look like – will it cover your medical bills, loss of wages, damage to your car, etc? – and when you can expect to receive it.
What Is Your Fee?
A personal injury attorney won’t charge you unless they can get you a settlement. Then, they will take their fee from that settlement. Before you start working with them, ask them what fee they will charge you should you win.
How Long Should This Take?
Your attorney should be able to give you a typical timeline for how long cases usually take to resolve. Just note that different variables can affect your case. For instance, it may take longer than anticipated for you to heal from your injuries. Your attorney’s response may not be 100% accurate in that case.
What Do You Need From Me?
You’re going to need to provide the right information to your attorney so they can get started on your case. This will include basic information like your name, address, and phone number, along with details and the accident and any proof you have. Proof may include your medical records, a police report, witness statements, photographs from the scene of the accident, photographs of your visible injuries, and the locations of any video cameras that may have captured what happened. Don’t worry: If you don’t have the proof you need, your attorney will be able to help you collect it.
What Damages Could Apply?
You could receive economic and non-economic damages for your car accident. Economic damages include medical bills, loss of wages from taking off work for treatment, and damage to your vehicle as well as your personal belongings. Non-economic damages include pain and suffering and a loss of enjoyment of life. Your attorney should be able to tell you the damages they’re going after.
How Often Will I Hear From You?
It’s important to figure out how often you’re going to be in communication with your attorney so that you can properly prepare yourself. Are you going to talk every other day? Once every few weeks? Make sure to keep the lines of communication open. Ask your attorney the best way to get in touch with them, and make sure you confirm their working hours with them. If there are other people from their office involved, such as a paralegal or an assistant, ask about communication with them as well. You don’t want to be left wondering when you’re going to hear from your attorney next or trying to determine when they’re finally going to get back to you.
Contact Berenson Injury Law
If you were injured in a car, truck, 18-wheeler, or motorcycle accident and need assistance, we are here to help you. Call us at 817-885-8000 or get in touch on our website. We look forward to helping you with your case.