Alaska Accident Lawyersby Kristen White Blogger
What To Expect From Your Lawyer
A qualified attorney in an Accident Law Office will explain to you relevant rules regarding Alaska automobile accident cases.
Included in this discussion should be at least the following:
- the fact that you only have two (2) years from the date of the accident to file your lawsuit (the “statute of limitations”);
- the likelihood that the other party will try to convince a judge or jury to assign at least a portion of the fault to you in order to reduce your award (known as “comparative negligence”);
- Alaska requires drivers to be insured not less than $50,000 for bodily injury per accident, $100,000 in bodily injury for all people in the accident and $50,000 for property damage.
Even if it feels like you are on trial, a good attorney will keep pressing you to provide all information, whether you think it is positive or negative, so that he or she can prepare to deal with everything that may come your way. Your failure to disclose everything to your attorney may result in a situation where something comes up at trial that he or she is not prepared to handle, thereby torpedoing your case in front of the judge and jury.
How to Select Your Attorney
An Auto Injury Accident Attorney must be carefully selected. Certain factors to consider include, but are not limited to, the following:
- Specialization. Automobile accident lawyers should not be a specialist in only other areas such as slip-and-falls or aircraft accidents. Because the rules and regulations involved may be different, specialization is important.
- Experience. The longer an attorney works in the field, the more likely they will have developed (i) a success rate and (ii) a reputation in the field with other attorneys and judges. It is simple to find this information through word or mouth and even through a Google search.
- Efficiency. Will your attorney sit back and let the process creep along or will she push the other side to reach a resolution? There is a delicate balance between being too aggressive so as to anger other attorneys and the Court compared with proceeding toward a rapid resolution.
- Communication. Attorneys who fail to communicate with clients are the ones who get fired. While there will be weeks and months where nothing actually happens on your case, your attorney should promptly return phone calls and emails to keep you apprised as to the progress of your matter.
The above is only a sampling of reasons why it is so important to visit an accident law firm to prosecute your case personal injury claims. Once you find an auto injury attorney who meets your criteria, keep communicating so that you are always on top of your tasks required to move your case forward.
Created on Jul 24th 2019 03:11. Viewed 54 times.
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