Resources by Wolfe Law Group
If you or a loved one are the victim of a or in Smyrna due to the of an at-fault party, we encourage you to read this resource guide. You will find helpful information below including information about hiring a , what to expect from a , and much more.
How does a work?
engage in of victims. A is someone who has been injured due to another party (individual or business) committing an act of . is a multi-element test. It occurs when the at-fault party has a duty to follow a rule or meet a certain standard, and they deviate from that standard or fail to meet the duty that is required of them. When it is proven that the at-fault party had such a duty, and then as an actual and proximate cause, the failure to act in accordance with that duty causes to the , you will likely find that exists.
It is the ‘s job to prove each part of to try to get his the maximum . Every is different, but you will almost certainly be dealing with an who does not want to pay an appropriate amount of for the . Getting a on your side for your is easier than you think. The process for each is similar in the initial steps after you contact a .
How to hire a . Can I afford a ?
Yes, you absolutely can afford a because you do not owe any money until the lawyer recovers for you. normally work on a contingency fee basis of between 33.33%-40% and offer a to the to determine if a exists. The will start by asking potential about the . It is wise to make sure that if you have any documentation related to the , have it ready in the wants to review it. Normally a handles cases. So consider this, if you are hiring a , you will want to have ready the photographs of the scene and vehicles. The will most certainly want to see any photographs and videos that you have, as well as any that you have already incurred. This includes photographs of your injuries that are causing you .
At the point of the initial consultation, a qualified will not be able to tell you the amount of that you will receive from the . who do this should be avoided as they are likely making false promises to you. However, during a consultation for a , the will likely be able to tell you whether you truly do have a as a result of your .
The reason that the lawyer cannot accurately predict the amount value of your ‘ jobs. Even if you take with you your to the consultation, most victims are still attending medical appointments for their injuries. This means that the damages are still being compiled. The other thing is that it will be impossible for the lawyer to know at the beginning which insurance policies will provide coverage for the , and what the limitations are of each policy. Even though the lawyer cannot tell you the value of your , he can certainly give you and put your mind at ease about your . of a normally complete a HIPPA release that allows the to obtain medical records and bills that can be used in the to justify payment of from each involved. or how much you will receive is that your damages are not yet calculable. In terms of value, demonstrating to an or jury the amount of past and future damage is part of
The ‘s investigation
Once you hire the , he will have his get hard to work on an investigation for your . These are the initial stages of “building” the . If the victim is actually a family member who is filing a claim on behalf of a deceased family member, know that the investigation will not be like a normal or slip and fall with injuries. The lawyer will need to contact the coroner’s office, and likely will need to obtain probate or marriage documents. Similar extra steps must be taken when a needs to investigate a . Often times in a where a has occurred the is not in a mental (often due to ) or physical state (often due to a ) well enough to be a valuable witness in the . In such a circumstance, tan experienced will have his law office contact as many witnesses as are available in a to find out what they know. The will then have an opportunity to learn about the from the witnesses who may have valuable testimony.
As the will have a better understanding as to the value of the . He and his will monitor your medical treatment by periodically checking in on you. The lawyer will make a determination as to the best time to send a settlement demand based on what insurance coverage is available, your medical treatment and amount of bills, and a variety of other factors. Some spend months in only to find that they need more serious medical care from an orthopedist and sometimes surgery. Point being-it can take time for to resolve and for your path to recovery to become clear. Showing how much you have experienced is what entitles you to . All of this takes time, especially in where catastrophic injuries have occurred. When a settlement demand is made to the , this is an official step taken by the to get you the you deserve. progresses following the initial investigation, the
Filing a lawsuit
If the will likely prepare and file a lawsuit on your behalf. Many law firms who claim to practice in fact only handle cases in the pre-litigation phase and then refer you to a different to file a lawsuit and go to court. At Wolfe Law Group, we have an that handles cases from inception to completion, even if a lawsuit needs to be filed. does not pay fair for your , the
Is hiring a worth it?
If you want maximum . Unless you wake up one day and somehow thousands of hours of experience of miraculously find themselves stored in your brain and a law license arrives at your doorstep, you absolutely should hire a . An spends a lifetime training and developing his craft to help victims of car accidents, , and . for your and wish to know your legal rights, then yes, it absolutely is worth it to hire an
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