If you are injured in an automobile accident and decide to hire a personal injury lawyer, then here are a few things you need to know. First and foremost, any information you disclose to your lawyer is confidential. This is based on the attorney/client privilege. As such, it is in your best interest to disclose all of the facts and details of your personal injury with your lawyer. This will allow your lawyer to fully prepare for your case. The next thing you need to know is that your personal injury case is usually taken on a contingency fee basis. This means that no fees are to be paid to the lawyer unless there is a recovery through the form of a settlement or judgment. In the event of a settlement, you as the client must approve of the settlement offer. The lawyer can only advise you of the pros and cons of whether or not to accept or reject the settlement offer. And the last thing you need to know is that your personal injury lawyer represents you and your interests only. The lawyer does not represent the other party or the insurance company. Therefore, it is important to reach out to your lawyer to discuss anything about your case so that you fully understand the process, timeline, and statute of limitations.
If you or a loved one were involved in an automobile accident, contact an experienced personal injury lawyer near me at the Girgis Law Firm for a free consultation. All personal injury cases are taken on a contingent basis. Girgis Law Firm is located in Encino, with other offices located in Woodland Hills, Los Angeles, Glendale, and Riverside.