There is no doubt that accidents happen every day. A serious accident can have a devastating effect on the rest of your life. Even a minor accident can have far reaching implications for you. You may suffer with pain while your body tries to recover, in addition, you may have to deal with financial problems, if you can’t work during this recovery time. No matter if the accident you were involved in was serious or not, if you’ve been hurt in an accident that was not your fault, you may be entitled to compensation for your pain and suffering, medical bills, and any other incidentals that have come up due to the accident. It’s imperative to speak to a Personal Injury Attorney in Olympia to make sure your rights are protected and you get the compensation that you deserve.
Hiring a personal injury attorney Olympia isn’t difficult, but it is important that you make the right choice. If you aren’t familiar with an attorney that can assist, ask family, friends and neighbors for recommendations. Most will know the name of an attorney they’ve worked with in the past that can help you. Once you have a name, call the office and set up an appointment. If you are unable to come into the office, due to your injury, many will come to your home or hospital room to meet with you. Most personal injury attorneys offer free first time consultations to review your case. You’ll be expected to explain your entire situation to him. It’s important to leave no information out. Your attorney has to know all the facts if he is to represent you properly. Make sure you are comfortable with him and can speak freely. You’ll be working closely together and it’s important that you are comfortable to speak openly.
Most personal injury attorneys work on a contingency basis. This means they don’t receive payment for their services until you settle your case. At that point, they receive a predetermined percentage of your settlement. This is standard for personal injury cases. Just understand what the percentage is, so you aren’t shocked when you receive a settlement check for less than the settled amount.
If you’re hurt in an accident that wasn’t your fault, it’s important to get the help of a personal injury attorney. Attorney Jeffrey H. Sadler can protect your legal rights and make sure you get the compensation you deserve.