Most of the time, to ask this question is to answer it. If you or a loved one has been injured in a car accident, bitten by someone else’s dog, harmed by medical malpractice, or hurt in a shopping center or business premises, talking to a personal injury attorney can provide peace of mind, and consultations are usually free.
An accident lawyer can explain your rights and help you evaluate a potential injury claim in terms of liability, damages (also called compensation), probability of success at trial, and the value of settling a case versus taking it to court. A good car accident lawyer can also tell you how long your case may take and what to expect along the way.
In sum, there is no down side to calling a car accident lawyer if you are hurt. On the contrary, trying to handle a personal injury claim on your own will compromise the claim’s value. Insurance companies make a habit of dangling checks in front of accident victims in order to settle claims cheaply. Don’t fall for this old trick!
At my personal injury law firm, I am always happy to take calls from injured people who don’t know exactly what to expect. There is no charge for a phone call or initial meeting, and I only collect attorney fees if I win pain and suffering and other compensation for you. If you call or meet with me and decide not to have me as your attorney, no hard feelings! I always enjoy meeting new people at my Norfolk, VA office and Hampton, VA meeting location.
I make my schedule around my clients, and I can usually accept calls at any time, so don’t hesitate to contact me for a free case evaluation.