5 Things You Should Ask Yourself Before Hiring a Lawyer
1. Am I hurt enough?
The money you get in personal injury cases is generally related to how hurt you are. If you are just not that hurt, then the attorney's fees and expenses might be too much to justify hiring a lawyer.
2. Am I at fault too?
Being partially at fault for a personal injury accident does not necessarily mean you cannot get compensation. But your compensation will be reduced by however much you're at fault. If you have too much fault, then you may not be able to recover enough money to justify hiring a lawyer.
3. Am I willing to go to court?
If a case can't settle, for whatever reason, then you will have to go to court and likely try your case to a judge or jury. You have to be willing to go the distance to obtain justice. If not, you might not get adequate compensation from the wrongdoer or their insurance company.
4. Can the wrongdoer pay me compensation?
Typically, personal injury accidents are covered by the wrongdoer's insurance company and their ability to pay your damages isn't a concern. However, if there's no insurance coverage or the wrongdoer does not have the means, you may never be able to be compensated for your injuries.
5. Is there negligence?
This may seem like a no-brainer, but you must be able to show that the wrongdoer more likely than not acted negligently in causing your injuries. Sometimes accidents happen even when no one's at fault. The law requires some kind of negligence in order for there to be compensation.
If you or a loved one have been faced with a personal injury , and are seeking help of a dedicated lawyer, contact a Kansas City personal injury attorney at Meyerkord, Russell & Hergott and obtain the help you need, right away!