Frequently Asked Questions About Hiring a Personal Injury Lawyer
Posted on behalf of Phillips Law Group on Jul 07, 2017 in Personal Injury
Recovering from an injury caused by another’s negligence can be difficult for a victim and his or her loved ones.
Serious injuries often amount to large financial losses in the form of medical bills, lost wages and other expenses. For this reason, hiring an experienced personal injury lawyer in Phoenix may provide a valuable asset to most victims and their families.
The Phillips Law Group’s personal injury team has compiled this list of common questions about hiring a personal injury lawyer to help you determine if you need legal representation for your claim.
Should I Hire a Personal Injury Lawyer?
There are many advantages and benefits to hiring a qualified personal injury attorney.
A personal injury lawyer will have a strong understanding of the legal system and has the experience needed to know if your claim entitles you to pursue compensation for your suffering and losses.
Unfortunately, many personal injury victims are unaware of their claim’s true value and will quickly accept a low initial offer from the at-fault party’s insurance company. A personal injury attorney will be able to accurately estimate how much your claim may be worth and work to help you receive maximum damages.
An attorney will also represent your claim so that it is protected from outside parties that may try to discredit your injury in an attempt to reduce your claim’s value or have it denied. This includes insurance adjusters who review your claim for an insurer.
An adjuster’s only concern is saving money for an insurer by weakening the validity of your claim. A personal injury attorney will know how to handle an insurance adjuster and can protect your claim by providing a legal barrier from unfair approaches used by an insurer.
Our experienced personal injury attorneys will construct a case on your behalf by:
- Gathering evidence to support your claim
- Handling communication with all insurers and attorneys involved
- Reviewing offers and negotiating settlements
- Deciding if your claim should proceed to trial
When Should I Hire a Personal Injury Lawyer?
If you feel your claim needs legal representation, you should hire a personal injury attorney as soon as possible.
Ideally, this would be directly after the accident that caused your injury. However, if you require medical treatment or an extended hospital stay, you should contact an attorney as soon as you are physically able.
This will also provide you better understanding of the injuries you suffered and the possible value of your claim. During your free consultation with our attorneys, we will use the details of your injuries, expenses from medical treatment and other damages to calculate your claim’s value and determine its worth. This means that the more information you have readily available regarding your injury, the more accurate our evaluation of your claim will be.
Another reason for hiring an attorney as soon as possible is that you have a limited amount of time to file a claim. In Arizona, personal injury victims generally have two years to bring a legal action against the at-fault party, also known as the statute of limitations. Our attorneys are well aware of the various statutes of limitations for personal injury claims in Arizona, and will help ensure your claim is properly filed within the state’s timeframe.
How Much Does it Cost to Hire an Attorney?
At the Phillips Law Group, our personal injury attorneys understand the pain and hardships that victims and their families go through following a serious accident. That is why we provide all of our legal services on a contingency fee basis.
This means you do not have pay us upfront for representing your claim. By working on a contingency fees, our attorneys provide their services for no upfront charges. The only time you have to pay us is if we reach a fair outcome for your claim.
Contact Our Lawyers Today
The Phillips Law Group’s team of accomplished personal injury lawyers are ready to help you with your claim today.
We are experienced in representing victims injured in a variety of accidents caused by another’s negligence and will work to recover the compensation you deserve.
Do not hesitate to contact us for a free, no obligation consultation regarding your claim. We will review the circumstances surrounding your injury and determine if you have a case that entitles compensation.
Call or text 1-800-706-3000 to schedule a consultation with our personal injury lawyers.