Evaluating and hiring an injury attorney usually involves a initial consultation, which most attorneys provide free of charge. Many attorneys also provide free transportation to and from their offices, to make the process as convenient as possible for the client.
During the initial consultation, your attorney will want to collect as much information as possible relating to the incident surrounding your accident or injury. This includes information regarding your medical treatment, who was involved in the accident, any witnesses, your insurance coverage, as well as thorough information about circumstances that resulted in your accident or injury. The attorney will also usually discuss the costs of the case and the legal fees that you can expect.
After you choose an attorney and have signed a retainer contract, they will begin investigating your case in a process called "discovery." There are 3 forms of discovery - written, document production and depositions.
Written discovery involves Interrogatories, which are just questions about the facts of your case. Document discovery is the gathering of any documents related to your case, electronic or printed. Any party has the right to see documents that are related to a case. Depositions are sworn statements, and you can likely expect to be deposed to get the facts.
Settlement is when the person who is filing the lawsuit agrees not to pursue legal action in return for an agreed upon amount of money. Most lawsuits end in settlement. In deciding whether or not to settle, there are many factors to consider:
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