Never had to retain an injury attorney before? In today’s episode, Mike discusses the process and takes some of the mystery out of it.
If you’ve been in a Tampa car accident recently, you might have many questions about what to do next. You are probably in physical pain, are worried about ever getting back to full health, and you have rising medical bills and possible lower wages from missed time from work. The majority of our clients have never had to talk with an attorney before, so we created this page of how the process works.
Step 1: Contact Us.
The first thing to do once you have received treatment for your immediate medical needs is to call us to schedule a free consultation. When you call, our professional and skillful legal team is going to collect your information and if Mike Hancock is available he will get on the phone to find out more about your case. In the event he is not immediately available we’re going to schedule a time for you to meet with him.
Step 2: Free Consultation.
The next step will be for you to come into the office and have an in-depth consultation.
During your free consultation, you will meet with Attorney Mike Hancock. He will look at your case, your injury, lost wages, damage to your car, your medical bills and any other information that will help us understand what happened to you.
During this process, you can ask any questions you want that will help you understand what is happening and assist you in how to move forward toward getting your life back.
These meetings usually last around an hour – an hour and fifteen minutes.
Step 3: Make a Decision.
After we have evaluated your case and given you legal advice and informed you of all of your legal options you can then decide if you would like us to represent you.
At that time if a decision is made to have Hancock Injury Attorneys represent you, you will sign paperwork and other authorizations which will allow us to obtain your medical records and any other authorizations necessary to allow us to pursue your claim for you.
Then you can start focusing on the process of healing and getting yourself back on your feet. We will communicate with you and keep you up to speed on how your case is progressing. This takes time because the injured person has to get to some level of healing and medical improvement so an assessment of your financial losses can be made.
Finishing Your Case
Once we have an idea of the extent of your injuries and losses, we will try to settle with the insurance company to get you the maximum compensation under the law and without wasting time in court. However, insurance companies have one job to do, and that is to pay you as little as possible. This means that if we don’t settle, then we will start the trial process.
Contact us today.
Our phones are answered 24 hours a day, seven days a week. We will answer your questions, make recommendations and provide you with a free, confidential evaluation of your injury claim, all without obligation to use our legal services.
Everyone at Hancock Injury Attorneys, from our receptionist and paralegals to our attorneys, is committed to providing our clients with exceptional legal representation and client service.
Hancock Injury Attorneys has been representing clients in Tampa and surrounding communities since 1996.