When someone is injured in Nevada due to the recklessness or negligence of another, victims often are weary of hiring a personal injury attorney to handle their legal matter out of fear of having to pay legal fees. In fact, a competent and experienced personal injury attorney will handle the matter with skill, compassion, empathy, and personalization. Unfortunately, many injured victims delay seeking legal advice for their case because they are overwhelmed by the stress of having to make up for lost time (and pay) at work or having to pay medical bills that are piling up. If another has harmed you, however, you may be entitled to monetary compensation and should obtain the legal representation you deserve to get the best result possible.
How Personal Injury Attorneys are Paid
It is important to know that the vast majority of personal injury attorneys across the country represent clients on a contingency fee basis. Nevada is no exception. Contingency fee means that the hired attorney does not get paid legal fees until he or she wins monetary compensation on behalf of the client. Just as important, a client who hires an attorney on a contingency fee basis will never have to pay any out-of-pocket expenses as those are recovered from the client’s monetary compensation and are not recovered until those monies are obtained. A contingency fee is a fixed percentage of the recovery obtained – typically at least one-third of the gross amount. This fee agreement is in line with the client’s goals because the more the attorney obtains for the client, the more attorney’s fees he or she is paid. Therefore, it gives the attorney an incentive to fight harder for the best result for his or her client.
What to Do After an Accident
There are many steps that you should take after being involved in a Nevada accident, no matter what type of injury you suffered. These include:
- Obtain any an all documentation received or created during and immediately after the injury;
- File a report with the local authorities and obtain a copy of the report;
- Exchange information with other individuals involved in the accident;
- Get photographic and video evidence of your injuries as well as the accident scene;
- Seek medical attention immediately no matter how minor—or non-existent—your symptoms may be.
Following the above tips will help any personal injury attorney you retain have the best possible information regarding your case to best represent you.
Hiring a Personal Injury Attorney
Many people wonder what is the right way to find the best personal injury attorney for their case. One of the best ways to find the right attorney is to ask for recommendations from people you know, especially people with first-hand experience as athey will have the best information for you. You should also go on the internet and do research on the attorneys you are considering including their training, experience, and success rate. Be sure to discuss fees before choosing a lawyer and have a clear understanding of how the fee arrangement works. Finally, choose the attorney that you feel most comfortable with once you have spoken to several of them.
If you have been hurt in Nevada, Contact H&P Law today to learn about your rights and obligations under applicable law from experienced personal injury attorneys.