How Do I Retain A Lawyer?

by William Mattar | November 26th, 2013

When you are harmed in a motor vehicle accident due to another person’s fault, you may have a cause of action against that other person. Cause of action can be defined as a set of facts that allow you the right to sue for harms caused. While a cause of action may entitle you to money, you should consider legal representation to ensure maximum recovery. To obtain legal representation, an attorney-client relationship must be formed, usually through a retainer agreement or contract between you and an attorney. Once retained by you, your attorney can act on your behalf, from negotiating a satisfactory settlement to litigating your case to verdict. Retaining an attorney as soon as possible after your cause of action accrues can be helpful because there are important deadlines (e.g., statutes of limitation and notice requirements) you must meet to ensure you do not lose out the compensation and coverage you deserve.