PERSONAL INJURY ATTORNEY SERVING COLUMBUS
If you’re looking for an experienced personal injury attorney for your Columbus case, the Williams Elleby team can help. Personal injury is all we do and we would love to help you find the right attorney for your case. We offer free attorney consultations for the citizens of Columbus and Muscogee County. The consultation is easy to set up and risk free. Just call 833-LEGALGA (833-534-2542) or use the Live Chat Box on your screen.
Personal injury is something that we care very deeply about, and we’re always striving for excellence to better serve you. We understand that it can be difficult to find the best personal injury attorney for your case which is why we’re always here to talk.
If you are not quite ready to speak to an attorney, we encourage you to utilize our YouTube channel for additional resources or just keep reading for the answers to questions we commonly receive from personal injury victims in Columbus.
HOW DO I AFFORD A COLUMBUS PERSONAL INJURY ATTORNEY
Personal injury lawyers are unlike most other lawyers in that they are paid on a contingency fee basis. This means you only pay your lawyer after your case is closed and if you win your case. Your lawyer receives a certain percentage of what you recover, which is established ahead of time.
Our attorneys discuss with you about how there are no hidden fees or surprise expenses. We advance any expenses and costs and are also paid out of the recovery received. Attorney Chase Elleby explains the ins and outs of the contingency fee arrangement in this video:
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FINDING THE BEST COLUMBUS PERSONAL INJURY LAWYER
It can be difficult locating the right personal injury attorney but coming here is a great start. Sometimes the louder a lawyer’s advertising is, the less they know. Attorneys that yell across TV ads or pop up on billboards that scatter the sides of highways aren’t always who you want to represent you and your case.
The two most important things to look for when hiring an attorney is someone with experience with cases similar to yours, and someone you can trust. Reviews online are a great place to read other people’s experiences with that attorney, and the law firm’s social media accounts can give you a good feel for their personalities.
There’s nothing better than conversation in real time. That’s why we never accept a case without having an initial consultation in person. We believe it’s important to know our clients just as well as our clients know us.
We’ve compiled a list of questions we find most valuable when searching for the right personal injury attorney for you:
- What is your history with working on cases like mine? Do you have any examples of cases you’ve worked on in the past year?
- What is your workload like and how many cases do you accept at one time?
- What is your experience in trying cases 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 COLUMBUS PERSONAL INJURY CASE WORTH?
Clients often want to know how much their Columbus personal injury case is worth.
There are many different aspects that affect how much you receive for compensation. Some factors that can affect how much you receive include:
- Your level of injuries
- What percentage of fault you may bear
- If you have any pre-existing conditions
- The location where your trial will take place
- Whether your injuries are temporary or permanent
- The amount of financial strain this has caused you
- The experience and legal competency of your attorney
Personal injury cases in Columbus can range anywhere from thousands to millions in compensation, depending on the case. The main focus is to aim for the right amount that your case is worth. Our attorneys don’t rest until you’ve received the settlement that you deserve from your personal injury accident.
SETTLING MY CASE WITHOUT A LAWSUIT
In Columbus, it is possible to settle a personal injury case before a lawsuit is filed. But when that isn’t the case, our experienced attorneys do everything possible to make the court experience easy and painless.
In an effort to settle a case without a lawsuit, your attorney may send a pre-suit demand to the opposing insurance company that forces them to examine the legitimacy of the case. If they find it legitimate, you will receive a fair settlement. If not, the next step is having your lawyer file a lawsuit.
FILING A PERSONAL INJURY LAWSUIT IN COLUMBUS
It is important to have your attorney file your personal injury lawsuit. They should always send it to you for review before they file it but it is their job to file and serve the complaint. After your lawsuit is filed, the defendant(s) has 30 days to file an Answer, which is the legal pleading that admits or denies the allegations.
After they have filed their Answer, the discovery process begins which will last for at least six months. During this time, both you and the defendant will exchange documents, depositions, written answers to questions and investigate the case thoroughly.
Once the discovery phase ends, the case will usually be ordered to a formal settlement conference, called a mediation, where a mediator will try to settle the case outside of the courtroom.
If you and the defendant cannot reach an agreement, it is time to begin working with your lawyer to prepare for trial.
CONTACT AN ATTORNEY FOR YOUR COLUMBUS PERSONAL INJURY CASE TODAY
If you or a loved one has suffered a personal injury in the Columbus 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 www.gatrialattorney.com