A common misconception about personal injury lawsuits is that judgments somehow get spread among the rest of society, making life more expensive for everyone. Some may also believe that anyone who brings a lawsuit for personal injury is shifting blame and dodging responsibility for their actions that contributed to their injury. This is not true. For starters, “frivolous” or “groundless” lawsuits are penalized by law and usually include paying the defending party’s legal fees. No sensible lawyer would want to bring this type of lawsuit because of the potential consequences both the lawyer and client would face. When we accept a case, it is because another’s negligence harmed our client. There is nothing frivolous about seeking justice for the harm somebody’s wrongdoing caused. Personal injury lawsuits can make our community safer by preventing the same negligence from occurring again.
People often fear that hiring an attorney to represent them in their injury case is expensive. However, our injury cases are under a contingency agreement, meaning you never pay for our services out of your pocket. Instead, we are compensated after we resolve your case. We only get paid if we secure a settlement that is acceptable to you or a verdict at trial. Some firms charge for legal research, photocopies, office supplies, and postage. These costs are necessary for running a law firm, and we would never pass them on to you. We want your focus to be on healing, knowing that we will relentlessly pursue justice without running up expenses you have to pay.
While we will advise you every step of the way, each major decision in your case is yours to make. We will only accept an offer of settlement, file a lawsuit, or make any other significant decisions after consulting with you. Your level of involvement in the rest of your case is up to you. Whatever your preference, know that our team of legal experts has you covered from start to finish.
Nine out of ten cases will settle without having to go to trial. However, at Weems Hazen Law, we prepare every case like it is going to trial. By properly preparing each litigation case, we ensure our clients have the best chance at an optimum settlement or, when necessary, are ready to be argued in front of the jury.
We’re ready to help you get your life back. Call or text us at 505.247.4700 or tell us more about your situation below for prompt evaluation.