When a person is in a car accident, they may think that they are fine. They might even tell the police that there is no need for them to got to the hospital in an ambulance. They’ll go through all the proper procedures to file an insurance claim to get their car fixed and never mention any injuries to themselves. In a few days their vision can start to blur or their arms can go numb. This can be caused by a traumatic brain injury or whiplash. If another driver was at fault, then the injured person should contact an accident injury lawyer Vancouver to see if they have the grounds for a lawsuit.
Injured drivers or passengers may not have any money, so they don’t think that they can afford to meet with a lawyer. Most accident injury lawyers don’t charge for the first visit. They meet with the person and determine if they have a case. If they lawyer thinks that the case has merit, then they’ll agree to take the case on a contingency basis. The lawyer will only get paid if they get a financial settlement for their client. Usually the lawyer charges between 20 percent to 30 percent of the settlement. This might sound high to a client, but they have to remember that the law firm is paying all of the research costs. They will lose all of this money, if they don’t win the case.
The accident injury lawyer Vancouver practice that takes the case will interview all of the parties involved in the accident, any witnesses and the police officers on the scene. If the insurance company claims the patient was fine after the accident and the injuries aren’t related, the lawyers will hire expert medical doctors to refute this. Many of these lawsuits are settled out of court. If the insurance company offers an appropriate settlement, the lawyers will recommend that the client takes it. They have enough experience to know a good offer from a bad one. They will ensure that the client has enough money to pay their medical bills and to take time to heal properly. If they will require a lifetime of care the lawyers will determine the cost and fight for that amount.