You should always see a personal injury attorney as soon as possible after an accident. Waiting too long could harm your case or give the other side an advantage. Seeking legal counsel from Law Offices of Charles H. Leo, P.A. early on gives you the best chance of getting maximum compensation.
Many factors determine whether you have a strong case for compensation. These include the following:
Who is at fault? If the other party is clearly to blame for the accident, you may have a good case. Those who are partially at fault for the accident may still be able to receive compensation.
What are the damages? You must suffer some sort of damages, such as property damage, medical bills, or lost wages, in order to have a valid personal injury claim.
Are you able to collect a claim? Even if you have a strong case, you may not be able to collect if the other party does not have insurance or lacks the financial resources to pay a judgment.
Is the claim timely? All personal injury claims come with a statute of limitations, which is the deadline for filing a lawsuit. Your claim could be barred if you wait too long.
Most cases are resolved without the need for a lawsuit. Instead, a claim is filed with an insurance company, and an attorney negotiates to get you the best settlement offer. Law Offices of Charles H. Leo, P.A. will not hesitate to file a lawsuit if it is in your best interest, however.
The answer depends on the complexity of your case and how willing the other side is to cooperate. Some claims are resolved quickly, while others may take longer. Rest assured that we work hard to get you the compensation you need and deserve in a timely manner.
At the Law Offices of Charles H. Leo, P.A., we work on a contingency fee basis. This means you only pay if we successfully recover compensation. There are no upfront costs or hourly rates, so you can focus on getting better while we handle all of the relevant legal aspects of your case.
These are just some of the many questions personal injury victims have. If you have been injured and are unsure how to move forward, contact the Law Offices of Charles H. Leo, P.A. today for a free consultation. We can answer your questions and help you fully understand your legal rights.