If your family is interested in filing a personal injury lawsuit because an elderly loved one was abused, you might consider hiring a lawyer. But how do you find the right lawyer? And is hiring a lawyer really necessary? In this section of our website, we help you understand the role of a lawyer in a personal injury case, and how to find one to help with your family’s situation.
Do We Need a Lawyer?
Does your loved one need a lawyer? That is likely one of the first questions you will consider if you want to file a lawsuit. Check out our page about determining if a lawyer is necessary for your loved one’s situation. Short answer – it’s best to hire a lawyer. But why? Find out why you should hire a lawyer, and not just any lawyer, but an elder abuse lawyer, here.
Finding the Right Lawyer
If you are interested in hiring a lawyer, you might wonder when is the right time to get one involved? Is it best to hire a lawyer as soon as possible? Or when you file your case with the court? Or when your family gets a settlement offer? You can learn more about when to hire an attorney here.
You want to hire a lawyer, but you want to find the right lawyer. You don’t want to hire just anyone. Here are some tips on finding someone who is qualified, who is a good fit for your family, and who is affordable! On this page, you can also find some useful questions to ask a lawyer when interviewing them for the job. These questions can help you determine if the lawyer will be the right fit for your family’s needs.
Many personal injury lawyers offer contingency fees. Essentially, this means that the lawyer is working for your family for a percentage of your compensation money. This means that you don’t have to pay the attorney out-of-pocket. Instead, they get a cut of the compensation, if there is any. You can read more about contingency fees and if they are a good idea here.
Want to put our lawyers to the test? Learn more about our nursing home neglect and abuse team and how our office can help your family through this difficult experience. Contact our office to set up a free consultation in which we can discuss your situation and determine if our office is a good fit. We are happy to answer your questions, suggest some strategies for your case, and put your family at ease despite the difficult circumstances that you find yourselves in. For more information, contact our office.