A Tampa automobile accident attorney can help ensure that you get the recovery you deserve if someone injured you in a car accident, either by representing you in front of the insurance company or by representing you in court for a damages case. Take a look at some of the questions you should ask an accident attorney before you decide he is a good match for your case.

How much do you charge?

This will usually be one of the most important questions for most people who have been involved in an automobile accident, as you want to recover damages but you may be afraid of being faced with legal bills if you do not win. A lot of Tampa car accident attorneys will work on a contingency fee basis, which means that they will only get paid if you win. Contingent fee lawyers charge a percentage of the total settlement you receive. This is a better bet for many people who are not able to afford the hourly fees a lawyer will charge if he did not win their case.

What court fees and costs will I need to pay?

Even if a lawyer charges on a contingent fee basis, you may need to pay court costs and fees as well as other costs the lawyer incurs in researching and bringing the lawsuit forward. Always ask exactly which costs you may have to pay.

Will you help me get Social Security benefits if I am permanently disabled?
The unfortunate truth is that sometimes automobile accidents result in a permanent disability. While you are waiting for your personal injury case to settle or make its way through the courts, you might need some kind of support. Social Security Disability benefits can bridge the gap. Ask if your Tampa personal injury attorney can navigate the system so that you can get Social Security benefits for your permanent disability.

Talk to a personal injury attorney. Knowing your rights and understanding what to do if you are injured in an automobile accident is crucial to protecting your rights. The Law Office of Rick Terrana has the time and local resources to properly litigate a claim. For additional information call 813.874.0522.