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Also, it is important to contact a personal injury lawyer immediately after an accident so they can work to preserve the evidence. Over time, witnesses forget what they saw or move away and evidence can disappear.
Contingency fees are typically based on a percentage of the total dollar amount recovered and the percentage is usually based on what stage each case progresses to. For example, if your case settles before the lawyer has to file a lawsuit, the percentage of the fee that goes to the lawyer will be lower than if the lawyer has to take your case to trial. Think of it this way, if the lawyer files a lawsuit or takes your case to trial, there is a lot more work that has to be done.
Insurance companies play a vital role in our society but remember, they are for-profit companies. For-profit companies make money by taking in more money than they pay out. Thus, insurance companies seek to minimize the settlements they pay out.
Statements made to insurance adjusters can later be used to undermine the value of your case. You need an experienced personal injury lawyer to value your case, not the insurance company.
However, organizations such as OSHA provide guidelines for employers to follow. If employers fail to follow these guidelines then you may have a personal injury claim.
Common workplace accidents include: falls from heights, being hit by an object, electrocutions, or getting caught-in between heavy machinery.
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