Boca Raton, FL – If someone has recently been injured and needs to file a lawsuit, the process to receive compensation can be confusing. There are many legal terms that are not familiar, and court procedures are obscure for anyone who has not had legal training. Because of these issues, it is important for anyone who is seeking legal help to have a general understanding of how the process works and what their lawyer will do. Asking some important questions can help sort out these details and allow the victim to make an informed decision regarding their representation.
What documentation is relevant to both the lawsuit and the underlying incident?
There will likely be accident reports, bills for property repairs, medical records, insurance claims, and other items that document what happened and what losses were recorded. The prospective client should ask about how this will be used in the lawsuit, what is important, and what things the lawyer will need to use as evidence.
The client may also have to sign a retainer agreement and other documents that are about their representation. All of these should be reviewed to determine what the client and the attorney are obligated to do. There may also be a settlement at the end of the case that should be reviewed with the lawyer.
Fees for representation
Most lawyers who file injury cases work on a contingent fee. This means that the client does not owe any money up front, and the lawyer is only paid out a percentage of the earnings through a settlement or jury verdict. If the lawyer does not win anything, the client does not owe anything. This process makes it much easier for everyone to afford legal services.
Despite these generalities, the client should always ask for specific information about their legal fees.
The general structure of the case
Finally, the client should have a general idea of what their lawsuit is specifically about, a timeline for completion, and anything else important about their case. They should feel comfortable after a meeting knowing what will happen in the coming months. They can also ask more specific questions about the potential damages and compensation relevant to their lawsuit. The value of any case is based on a number of factors, but the severity of the injuries and losses at issue are the most important factor in determining the case’s value.
Getting local help after an injury in Florida
Rosenberg Injury Law assists people with their injury cases in the Boca Raton area. The firm can schedule a consultation where an attorney answers questions about the process of filing a lawsuit and other related issues.
Firm contact info:
5255 North Federal Highway, 3rd Floor, Boca Raton, Florida 33487