Personal Injury FAQ
After an accident, it’s normal to have a lot of questions. After all, most accidents are not planned and they happen when you least expect. Who do I need to notify? Who’s going to pay for my damages? Do I need to talk to the insurance company? No one case is alike and the answers to your questions are going to be specific to your set of circumstances. If you have questions regarding an accident, a Wyoming personal injury attorney can help you sort through your options to make sure that you are compensated for your injuries. Call Kent Spence for a no-charge personal injury consultation.
When Should I Call a Lawyer?
After you have been injured, you should take care of your injuries and seek medical treatment. After you have received medical treatment. you should begin to look for a personal injury attorney. You should never speak to an insurance company or give any statements without first speaking to a lawyer. This is why I after being involved in an accident you should immediately consult with an attorney so that you know all of your options available to you so that you do put your claim at risk.
How Much Will I Have to Pay a Lawyer?
Personal injury cases are done on a contingency basis. This means that you will not pay your attorney to represent you upfront and they cannot get you compensated unless they get you paid. If your lawyer is unable to recover any money than you will not have to pay anything. An example of this is if you hired an attorney and he took your case to trial and he lost you wouldn’t have to pay anything. Another example is if your attorney took your case to court and did successfully get a settlement or judgment than their fee would be taken out of the settlement or judgment recovered.
Do I Have to Talk to the Insurance Company?
When you are injured in an auto accident, workplace accident, medical malpractice accident, or any accident that results in a personal injury a claim will have to be made against the insurance company of the party responsible for the injury. When you hire a lawyer, they will contact the insurance company and conduct all third-party communication, so that you can focus on what is most important for your recovery. This is just one of the many benefits of hiring personal injury attorney Kent Spence.
What if I Have Been Offered a Settlement Offer?
If you have been offered a settlement from the insurance company, do not commit to signing anything until you have spoken with a personal injury attorney! A personal injury attorney will review facts specific to your case, such as your injuries and possible future damages. After doing so, the attorney will be able to give you a rough estimate of the value of your case.
It is normal practice for Insurance companies to attempt to settle claims before an attorney is involved because it is their job to save as much money as possible. Insurance companies know that once an attorney is involved, they will not only need to make a better offer but they will also have to give the injury victim benefits that are separate from a personal injury settlement (i.e. lost wages, payment of medical bills). Once the attorney has provided you with the value of your case, you will be able to make an informed decision on how to proceed with your claim.
Should I Hire an Attorney?
At the Kent Spence Law Firm, our legal team of professionals will handle every aspect of your case with professionalism and compassion. We will keep you up to date on the status of your case and make sure that you are getting all of the benefits that you are eligible for. We will handle all third-party communication with insurance companies so that you can focus on your recovery. It can be very difficult to get compensation from a personal injury claim and you may need an experienced Wyoming personal injury attorney. Contact Kent Spence today and schedule a no-charge confidential evaluation of your case.
Personal Injury Practice Areas:
- Car Accidents
- Trucking Accidents
- Dog Bites
- Medical Malpractice
- Slip and Fall
- Oil Field Accidents
- Product Liability
- Wrongful Death
- Industrial and Work Accidents
- Motorcycle Accidents
- Explosion Accidents
- Carbon Monoxide Poisoning
- Railroad Accidents
- Aviation Accidents
- Injury Types