PERSONAL INJURY ATTORNEY SERVING CARTERSVILLE, GA
Our team of personal injury lawyers can help you navigate a Cartersville injury case so you will get the compensation you deserve. With experience fighting for clients throughout the State of Georgia, we’re committed matching you with the best attorney for your case – whether it’s a Williams Elleby attorney or a different firm.
The process of finding the right personal injury attorney for a Cartersville injury case can be daunting but our team can field your questions to help make the process easier. Feel free to contact us by phone at (833) 534- 2542 or through our website to schedule your free consultation. Our Facebook page is another resource available to our Cartersville friends.
When we handle Cartersville personal injury cases, a few topics regularly come up. Read below to learn more.
HOW CAN I AFFORD A CARTERSVILLE PERSONAL INJURY ATTORNEY?
Unlike other types of lawyers, most Cartersville personal injury attorneys are paid on a contingency fee basis, which means that the attorney only gets paid if he or she obtains a recovery for you. Attorneys that work on a contingency fee basis receive a certain percentage of what is recovered, which is established with the client at the beginning of the relationship.
Williams Elleby attorneys make sure our clients understand there are no hidden fees or surprise expenses. We advance all expenses which are repaid out of the recovery received. Williams Elleby partner, Chase Elleby, explains contingency fee agreements in this video:
FINDING THE BEST CARTERSVILLE PERSONAL INJURY LAWYER
It can be difficult to find the best Cartersville personal injury lawyer, but reading this article is a great start. You may see splashy billboards or loud, flashy commercials for personal injury attorneys everywhere but that doesn’t make those attorneys the right fit for your case. Often times, the louder a lawyer’s advertising is, the less they know and the less attention they can place on your case.
The most important things to look for when deciding which attorney to hire for a Cartersville case are trustworthiness and experience handling cases like yours. We recommend starting your research online to learn about a law firm and its lawyers’ reputations. You can also check the State Bar of Georgia’s website to make sure a lawyer hasn’t been disciplined for unethical conduct. From there, move on to the firm’s social media accounts to get an idea of their personality.
Once you’ve narrowed down your search, schedule an in-person meeting. At Williams Elleby, we rarely accept a case without a face-to-face consultation. We strive to build a relationship with our clients based on trust right from the start.
Here is a list of 9 questions we recommend you ask when searching for the right Cartersville personal injury attorney to represent you:
- What is your history with cases like mine? Do you have any examples of similar cases you’ve worked on in the past year?
- What is your workload like?
- How many cases do you accept at one time?
- What is your experience in trying before a jury? Do you prepare every case for trial, and are you willing to take my case to trial?
- Who will be handling my case? Will you be my point of contact or will I be working with a different lawyer or law firm?
- Are you willing to give me your cell phone number so that I can stay in touch during my case?
- Can you guarantee me a favorable result or a specific amount of money? If they say yes, look for a different attorney because no lawyer can accurately guarantee a result.
- What are the weaknesses in my case and what are all foreseeable problems?
- What percentage of your cases are referrals from other lawyers?
HOW MUCH IS MY CARTERSVILLE PERSONAL INJURY CASE WORTH?
Compensation in a Cartersville personal injury case can be affected by many factors, including:
- Severity of the injuries
- Comparative degrees of fault
- Pre-existing conditions
- The location where the trial would take place
- Whether injuries are temporary or permanent
- The amount of financial strain the accident has caused
- The experience and legal competency of your attorney
Personal injury cases in Cartersville can range anywhere from thousands to millions in compensation, depending on the case. We focus our efforts on identifying the right amount for your particular case and we don’t rest until you’ve received the settlement that you deserve from your personal injury accident.
SETTLING MY CASE WITHOUT A LAWSUIT
There are two outcomes for a Cartersville personal injury case – settlement or trial. In Cartersville, it is possible to settle a personal injury case before a lawsuit is filed. But if a settlement agreement cannot be reached, our experienced personal injury attorneys do everything they can to make your court experience as painless as possible.
In an effort to get your Cartersville personal injury case settled before going to court, your attorney will usually send a pre-suit demand to the opposing insurance company to force them to examine the legitimacy of the case. If they find it legitimate, you will receive a fair settlement. If not, your lawyer will then file a lawsuit.
FILING A PERSONAL INJURY LAWSUIT IN CARTERSVILLE
During the first phase of your Cartersville case, your attorney will file your personal injury lawsuit. You should always review it first, but it is the attorney’s responsibility to file and serve the lawsuit. Once it is filed, the defendant has 30 days to file an Answer, which is the legal pleading that admits or denies the allegations in the lawsuit.
After the defendant has filed his or her Answer, phase two, the discovery phase, begins and lasts for at least six months. This is when both sides exchange documents, depositions and written question responses, and formal investigations take place.
Once the discovery phase ends, the case is usually ordered to a formal settlement conference called mediation. At a mediation, an experienced lawyer or retired judge will work with both sides to try and reach a settlement agreement before the case reaches a courtroom.
If the parties cannot reach an agreement, it is time to begin working with your lawyer to prepare for trial.
CONTACT AN ATTORNEY FOR YOUR CARTERSVILLE PERSONAL INJURY CASE TODAY
If you or a loved one has suffered a personal injury in the Cartersville area, contact one of our experienced attorneys today for a free consultation. You can reach us by phone at 833-LEGALGA (833) 534-2542 or on our website at https://gatrialattorney.com/.