The most important decision you can make in your case is hiring the right accident attorney. With so many out there to choose from, this is harder than it can seem. It is critical that you hire someone who is experienced at representing accident victims and negotiating directly with the insurance companies. This will put you at an advantage when it comes to settlement negotiations or if you need to go to court.
The biggest thing that you need to remember is that the insurance company has a team of skilled attorneys on their side. They know what to do in order to keep the settlement low and will do whatever they can to pay you as little as possible. You need an equally skilled accident attorney, on your side, to ensure that you are treated fairly and get as much money as possible. This is not the time to hire a novice lawyer or someone who rarely deals with insurance companies. With your future on the line, you want the very best attorney you can find.
There are several things you can do to ensure that you hire the best attorney for your particular situation. They include –
#1 Read reviews or ask for them.
Any law firm should be willing to share reviews with you. At The Higgins Firm, we have developed a strong reputation for defending the rights of our clients. This has been earned by providing high-quality representation and so we are happy to share referrals and reviews with you.
#2 Ask about their experience.
When meeting with an Tennessee injury attorney it is important that you ask what their experience level is. You need to know if they represent accident victims on a regular basis and how often they go to court. Many attorneys only handle cases outside of a courtroom. This means that if your case goes to trial, they may not be able to represent you or their lack of experience could show during the trial. You are better off hiring an attorney that is comfortable both in and out of the courtroom.
#3 Discuss fee agreements.
Before hiring an attorney, you need to understand how much this is going to cost and how you will be billed. In some cases, you may be able to sign the agreement that allows any compensation to come out of the settlement rather than you paying for the attorney up front.
Schedule a Consultation
The first step in the process is to schedule a consultation with an accident attorney at The Higgins Firm. Our experience representing accident victims and fighting the insurance companies can be put to use ensuring that your rights are protected and you receive as much money as possible for your injuries.
What to Bring with You
There are certain things you can bring with you to make it easier to discuss your case and get the ball rolling. These include:
- Your accident report.
- Pictures of the accident, your injuries, vehicle, etc.
- Contact information for witnesses.
- Your doctor’s contact information.
- Your insurance information.
Deciding Who to Hire
Ultimately, you need to be comfortable with the accident attorney that you hire and confident in their abilities. This will make the process much easier.
To find out how the Nashville Injury Attorneys at The Higgins Firm can help you, call 1.800.705.2121.