Auto Accident Injury Attorney
The Injury/accident affects the result
A general rule for injury cases is the more severe and affecting injuries are for the accuser the easier it becomes to get compensation. The main job any auto injury lawyer has in the courtroom is to get agreement and sympathy from the jury for the accuser’s injuries. The more severe injuries get the easier it is for attorneys to heighten emotions in the courtroom and many lawyers try to make the jury feel sorry for the accuser. Most lawyers can win injury claims very easily once they have sympathy from the jury.
Injury attorneys can be the largest legal expense for anyone going to court in order to get injury compensation. There are three main fees that lawyers will charge a client these include flat fees, their hourly rate, and continual compensation fees (contingent fees). For auto injury cases a flat fee can mean two different things. The first is when you are acting as your own lawyer in the courtroom, and you hired a lawyer to train and give you advice before the court case. The second is when a lawyer charges one flat fee for the entire case no matter how long it lasts. Hourly rates vary from lawyer to lawyer. However, most lawyers bill based on the hours spent per case and risk is a major factor. Some charge as much as $700 an hour while others 50. Contingent fee is when a lawyer makes an agreement with the accuser for a percentage of the injury compensation this is also called no-win-no fee personal injury.
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The amount of damage done during the accident will really affect the amount of compensations. Auto injuries can be the easiest type of case to win for various reasons. First auto accidents leave very clear evidence as to who was the cause of the injury which is easily determined by police officers at the scene. Also auto injuries tend to be very severe and can have some long lasting effects on people’s lives. Another reason why auto injuries are sometimes very easy to win is many are caused by illegal actions such as driving under the influence and speeding. As long as you can prove the other driver was being negligent when the accident occurred and there were no uncontrolled circumstances, which affected his actions you should have a straight forward claim to win. If there were any external and uncontrollable circumstances, which caused the defendant to injure you such as whether, road cracks, or ice you might not be able to file for compensation. If a court room will not see your case because of external circumstances, which caused your injury you will have to rely on the insurance companies to pay for damages they cover.
Auto injury compensation is given out based on financial records and can be affected by the judge. If you win the court case you will be given compensation depending on a couple of factors. First more severe injuries will receive more compensation. The amount of compensation is also affected by where the injuries occurred. For injuries that occurred in severe locations such as the head more compensation will be given. Any injuries that are physically seeable surge as scars will receive more compensation because of both physical and often time’s emotional damage. Injury compensation is the common law system which is designed to help injured victims get their life back in order and heal. Most are unable to work during their injuries and this is a factor that is considered when determining the amount of compensation that is needed. Some injuries are extremely unpredictable and have a tendency to be long lasting such as head injuries, in particular. Auto accident victims who sustained head injury get constant migraines for 3 to six months after sustaining the injury. For these types of cases, you should request more compensation.