The cold truth is that not all cases are financially viable enough for a Decatur auto accident lawyer to take on. On average, 80% of a lawyer’s income is derived from 20% of the cases he accepts; therefore, your lawyer will do an evaluation of your case before he accepts it.
Certainly your case is worth a lot to you, especially if your injuries have diminished your ability to engage in basic activities to the extent you can’t work and are in constant pain. In a real sense, the more you suffer, and the more extensive your injuries, the more your case will be worth. Your Decatur auto accident lawyer will grade your case by the nature and extent of your injuries, as well as the degree to which the defendant is liable.
Even a case in which liability is clear and your injuries are extensive may be difficult to settle for an amount that is worth your time and your lawyer’s, however. If the defendant does not have insurance, and lacks assets that can be attached, there may be nothing from which to collect a settlement.
Your Decatur auto accident lawyer will also evaluate you as a plaintiff. During the initial interview he will evaluate your ability to “sell” yourself should you need to take the stand in court. The ideal client is one who can explain his/her injuries articulately, and who can draw sympathy from jurors as he tells his story.
Of course, you also will be evaluating the lawyer when you first meet. It is important for both of you to feel you can work together to achieve the ultimate goal of a settlement.
If you are injured in an accident caused by another driver, call Decatur auto accident lawyer John Cannon for a consultation. The number is 1-800-373-6050.