Common Questions About Redding Personal Injury Lawyers
Redding personal injury lawyers represent individuals who have claims as a result of being injured physically or emotionally due to the negligence of another individual, company, agency, organization or group.
Personal injury lawyers act for their clients in order to protect their rights and to insure they receive the proper justice and settlements that are due to them. This can cover the costs related to medical fees, lost time at work, and additional payments for pain and suffering.
Who Needs a Personal Injury Lawyer?
In most routine car accidents involving fender benders or minor damage to cars, a personal injury lawyer is not needed because these claims are quickly resolved by the insurance companies.
A personal injury attorney is needed when someone incurs serious injuries after a car accident, and the party at fault and/or their insurance carrier tries to decrease the amount of the settlement or is resistant in entering negotiations with the injured party.
Individuals who believe they have suffered injuries at the workplace through defective products, or other circumstances due to the negligence of the employer or establishment should seek professional legal help as well.
In these cases, a personal injury lawyer can help to present your case before the court.
What If I Cannot Afford to Hire a Lawyer?
Lawyers often accept cases upon their merits once they find out if litigation is valid, which is based upon sound evidence and testimony. Once this is established and the case is taken, lawyers can be compensated for their time in two ways.
The party hiring the lawyer can sign a retainer agreement, which means fees are paid in advance for work to be done, or the lawyer agrees to take the case on a contingency basis, meaning the lawyer will only get paid if the case is won. In the second scenario, a percentage of the total settlement would pay for the legal services, but if the case is not successful, the client owes nothing.
What Do I Need to Prepare for the Lawyer?
Providing careful and accurate documentation of the accident is critical. If it is work related, you can provide the time and circumstances which led up to the injury, emails or notices that you sent to your employer that stated the unsafe conditions, testimony from co-workers or witnesses to the accident, and any photos or other evidence that may help your lawyer to build a winning case on your behalf.
If you are unsure as to whether or not you need to hire a Redding personal injury lawyer, call the offices of Mark H. Cibula, Attorney at Law, for a consultation.