If you have been severely injured as the result of someone else’s negligence, the next steps you take are critical for the future of yourself and your family. One of the first things you should do is consult with a personal injury attorney about filing a claim. Recovering compensation for your damages will significantly ease your financial burden.
If you are thinking about filing a personal injury claim, you probably have a lot of questions. The attorneys from Stewart Law Offices are here to lend a helping hand. Here are some of the most frequently asked questions we receive from our clients:
Q: What is the most important thing to do after my accident?
A: After contacting a lawyer, you should focus 100% of your efforts on recovering from your injuries. If you cause further damage to yourself by disobeying doctor’s orders, you could risk losing out on your settlement.
Q: How will my lawyer be paid?
A: Most personal injury lawyers – including the ones at Stewart Law Offices – operate under a contingency fee agreement. Under this arrangement, clients do not pay out of their own pocket for legal representation. Instead, fees are based on a percentage of the recovery we make on your behalf. Click here to learn more about our contingency fee agreement.
Q: What will I need for my case?
A: In the courtroom, having the right documentation could be the difference between recovering the settlement you deserve, and walking away empty-handed. Make sure to save all of your medical bills, communications with the insurance company, and the like. Here is a list of documents you should keep when suing for personal injury.
Q: Do all personal injury claims make it court?
A: No. In fact, many of them never see the inside of a courtroom. In order to save time and energy, both parties will usually make an attempt to settle out of court. If the two sides cannot reach an agreement on a settlement amount, litigation may be required.
Have you been badly injured in North Carolina or South Carolina? The personal injury attorneys at Stewart Law Offices are here to offer professional legal representation. We will even visit you at home or in the hospital while you recover from your accident. Contact us online to get started with a free consultation, or call (803) 408-7352