What Questions Should I Ask My Personal Injury Lawyer

July 27, 2021 Posted In Personal Injury

After a serious injury, hiring a personal injury lawyer can seem like a challenging and daunting task, but it doesn’t have to be. A personal injury lawyer will help you get the compensation you deserve and make the claims process much more manageable. Once you meet with an attorney, here are some important questions to ask so that you can understand your options. 

  1. Will you be the attorney handling my case? Or will other team members be working on it? It’s always good to know who exactly will be handling your case and how experienced they are.
  2. How many cases do you typically handle at a time? If a personal injury lawyer takes on too many cases at once, yours may not receive the attention that it requires. 
  3. How long have you been practicing personal injury law? Some people prefer experience, or you may not mind a hard-working beginner. 
  4. Has your license ever been revoked or suspended? This question may be uncomfortable to ask, but it is essential to know if you are hiring someone with integrity and respect for the legal profession.
  5. Have you ever had a personal injury case similar to mine? What was the outcome? You may prefer knowing that your attorney has experience successfully handling a case like yours.
  6. How does pricing work? Although it is the attorney’s responsibility to discuss pricing, make sure you know the exact terms of your contingency fee agreement, how much, and what you will be paying for. 
  7. Do I pay if I lose my case? This is typically no, but it is still vital to discuss before hiring an attorney. 
  8. How many of your personal injury cases have been taken to trial? It would be best to have a lawyer with trial experience if your claim must be taken to court. 
  9. How long do you think it will take to resolve the case and receive compensation for my injuries? Some cases can take years, depending on injury severity and unique circumstances. An attorney can give you an estimated timeline for a case like yours. 
  10. Will my case need to go to trial? Express your concerns if you don’t want to go to trial. 
  11. What do you think the outcome of my case will be? An experienced personal injury attorney will be able to lend their professional opinion.  
  12. Are there any potential issues or difficulties already evident in my case? Choose an attorney who is honest and can explain your options for overcoming any potential problems. 
  13. What’s my case’s value? How much compensation would you recommend settling for? It may be difficult for an attorney to give you an exact answer to this question, but they should be able to estimate how much your case is worth. 
  14. If I hire you, can I contact you at any time? Communication between you and your attorney will be critical, so it is essential to know how you will remain updated about your case. 
  15. Do you have references? It’s a good idea to speak to a few past clients to get an idea of the attorney’s track record and working style, and a lawyer should be happy to supply this information. 

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If you or someone you love has been injured in an accident caused by someone else’s negligence, speak to our Riverside Personal Injury Lawyers today. We offer free consultations to discuss your legal options and address any questions or concerns you may have. Call (951) 688-0006 or reach us online

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