If you have been hurt or been involved in an injury accident, you are probably confused and devastated. As you are treating for your injuries, you are thinking about what you should do next, but don’t know the claims making process or if you should hire an injury lawyer to help you make an insurance claim. You may be wondering if you should sue the at fault driver. In Michigan almost all personal injury law firms give free consultations to all Injury accident victims, as a public service. Injury victims don’t really know what “Free Consultation” means. Is the lawyer’s consultation really free? WHAT DOES FREE CONSULTATION MEAN IN MY INJURY CLAIM? At the Joseph Dedvukaj Law Firm, our initial consultations are totally free of charge. You are under absolutely no obligation to hire our legal services after your free meeting and consultation with us. An initial free consultation is intended to help you and our law firm decide if we can work together on your claim or accident . Usually, a lawyer and client need to see if their personality is able to connect. This free consultation is your opportunity to learn about your rights and your legal options after an accident. You can make some informed decisions before signing a written agreement to hire a specific law firm. You are able to assess whether the lawyer is knowledgeable or explains things in a way you can understand. Some lawyers are not personable or may give your case to someone else. It’s best to meet your lawyer and his staff to see if you can work together. Don’t hire a lawyer who doesn’t explain or give you answers to your questions. We feel your communication with your lawyer is one of the most important aspects of the lawyer client relationship. During your free legal consultation with our law firm, we will give you the following information: DO LAWYERS GIVE CONFIDENTIAL FREE CASE CONSULTATION? Yes, you don’t need to worry about your privacy because anything you share with us about yourself, or your accident case is kept private and strictly confidential. You do not need to hire us as your attorney for the privacy privilege to be activated. WILL THE LAWYER ASSESS MY CLAIM TO DETERMINE MY RIGHTS? Your case assessment is free. Your lawyer will learn what you know about your case so a free case evaluation can determine what your rights are and if you have a claim our law firm can help you with. The lawyer will ask you questions about your background and other important information about your history, injuries, and witnesses about your accident to assess your claim. You should always be open and honest with the lawyer. Only if you are open and honest can your lawyer give accurate answers to your questions about your potential legal options. Will THE LAWYER EXPLAIN THE LEGAL PROCESS INVOLVED IN MY CASE? Yes, you can discuss the details and legal options for the kind of personal injury case you have. You may also want to know the legal process for your case and the steps involved. Our law firm will give you an explanation about the steps and best strategy to maximize your injury accident results. Our lawyer may give you helpful insight about filing a lawsuit or claim with the appropriate insurance company. If you are qualified to pursue your case, your attorney will give you helpful guidance about the legal process involved so you have a good understanding, which may include: • The steps needed to Investigate and secure evidence to prove your case • Examine medical records to figure out your injury • Review medical bills and wage loss claim • Talk about how damages and the value of your case is determined • Explain the categories of your damages and your rights • Explain what a demand letter for compensation is • Explain the injury claim negotiation process to secure a fair settlement for you • Explain how and when Filing a lawsuit is appropriate • Explain what the discovery process means so you know what tools are used to gather evidence in your case from the opposing lawyer and get all your questions answered about what the opposition may ask you • Explain the insurance medical exam and your rights • Explain the mediation process before trial • Explain the trial process and litigation timetable A Michigan personal injury lawyer at our firm will explain the steps and estimated timeline necessary to process your claim or lawsuit and the variables and your special circumstances during your free consultation. SHOULD I ALWAYS ASK QUESTIONS AND GET ANSWERS DURING MY FREE CONSULTATION? Your free consultation about your injury case, gives you an opportunity to ask questions and get answers. Choosing the right lawyer is very important to the success of your case. Hire someone with experience that you feel comfortable in telling personal and private matters to. You want a lawyer who you feel you can trust and rely on every step of the way. You should consider asking the following questions: • How long has the law firm has been in practice? • How long has the lawyer been licensed? • How long has the attorney specialized in personal injury law? • Is the lawyer experienced in handling cases like yours? • Who at the law firm will be personally handling your case? • How long does it typically take for these types of cases to resolve? • What factors could affect my compensation? Also be prepared to answer questions for the lawyer. Your accurate and honest answers are extremely important in properly evaluating your case and in determining if the lawyer can help you. CAN I ASK QUESTIONS ABOUT THE ATTORNEY FEES AND COSTS? Your free consultation should include a conversation about the attorney’s fees and expenses associated with your claim. In personal injury matters, the contingency attorney fee arrangement must be in writing. See MCR 8.121(a). Our personal injury law firm always works on a contingency fee basis. This means our fee depends on the success of your case and there are no up front out of pocket costs. We charge absolutely no fee unless you win. If we win our fees are based on a percentage of your settlement or verdict. WHY A LAWYER MAY REJECT YOUR CASE? In Michigan a lawyer can decline to take your case for any reason. You also have a right to decline hiring a law firm after a free consultation. There are some obvious reasons why a lawyer may decline taking your case, which can be the following: • Any conflict of interest related to your case. • The time for pursuing your case has expired. • No damages, minor injuries, or no medical treatment. • No evidence the other party is responsible for your injury. If a law firm chooses to reject your case, they may explain why they declined taking your case. You may want to get a second opinion by consulting a different law firm. OUR PERSONAL INJURY LAW FIRM IS AVAILABLE 24/7 Do not prolong getting legal help when you’ve been injured in any accident. You may give up valuable rights by delaying. Call the Joseph Dedvukaj Firm at 248-352-2110 or toll free at 1-866-447-3563 for a free case evaluation. Our law firm has more than three decades of experience helping many injured victims and their families throughout Michigan
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