2 Reasons To Hire A Personal Injury Attorney

When you are injured in a car accident, you may have a personal injury case against the other driver, if they were at fault. The best way to find out if you have a case is to visit an attorney and have them look at your case. When you are looking for an attorney, you want to do everything you can to make sure that you find the right one for you. There are several things you can look for to make sure that the lawyer you hire can help you with your case. 

Check Specialties

The law isn't just one thing. It breaks down into a whole lot of different specialties, like personal injury law, criminal defense, and litigation. A criminal lawyer is good if you are in jail, but can't do a whole lot to help you in a personal injury lawsuit, so you want to make sure that you are hiring the person who can help you the best. You may even want to break down the specialties even further. For example, you might want to have a personal injury lawyer, but one who specializes in auto accidents. You can find out what kind of cases they do the most if you were to call their office and ask. 

Check Retainer

Most personal injury attorneys don't take an upfront retainer to work on your case. Nor do they bill by the hour like other attorneys do. Instead, they work on contingency. Working on a contingency basis means that they only take a payout if you get some kind of settlement or award. They will take a certain percentage of the award you get. How much that percentage is depends on your state and the attorney, but the average is around 30%. Because the lawyer isn't going to get paid unless you get paid, they are going to make sure that you have the best case possible with the best possible chance of winning. That contingency fee not only makes it easier for you to get a lawyer who can help you, especially when money is tight, but it can also act as an incentive to the lawyer to get your case finished off as soon as possible. 

If you were in a car accident, you may be entitled to some money for your pain, suffering, medical bills, and lost wages.  Personal injury attorney services can help you with that.