If you’ve never met with a personal injury attorney before, you might not know what to expect. You’ve already had to deal with an accident and an injury, so you might be overwhelmed by the thought of now having to meet with a lawyer. Things can seem very confusing, but don’t worry, we’re here to help you, it’s what we do. Here’s what happens when you decide to file an accident claim for your personal injury case.
A Legal Consultation
The Hancock Injury Attorneys works on a contingency fee basis. That means, there are no up-front costs and your case review, or consultation is free. A common misconception is that accident attorneys will not work on your case unless it’s worth a substantial amount of money. While this may be the case for some attorneys, Hancock Law Firm looks beyond that value of your case. At your consultation, our personal injury attorney will ask you to go into detail about the accident such as:
- What do you remember, about the accident?
- What conversations occurred?
- If it is a car accident, we’ll want to know what the police said at the accident scene and who got the ticket.
- Did you go to the hospital via ambulance?
- Were are the property damages?
The answers to these questions will help our law firm to determine the need and the severity of your injury claim.
Discussion of Legal Fees
“How do I pay you?” is a common question that’s asked after a legal consultation. Most personal injury attorneys work on a contingency fee basis, which means there are no upfront costs. Our attorneys don’t get paid until they win your case. Their overall fees collected are based on a percentage, after your case is resolved.
Filing a Claim vs. A Lawsuit
Many times people do not seek the help of a personal injury lawyer because they feel like they don’t want the hassle of going to court. However, in many cases, a lawsuit isn’t even necessary. 50% of accident cases are settled before they ever go to trial. The Hancock Law Firm has successfully reached amicable settlements that fairly compensate our clients.
Do you need a Personal Injury Attorney?
For more information on filing a personal injury case in the Tampa Bay area, call 813-534-6319 for a free, no obligation telephone conversation directly with Mike Hancock. Our phones are answered 24/7. Or reach us by email.