Asking these questions will help you find the right personal injury attorney for your case

5 Questions to Ask When Meeting a Personal Injury Attorney

Have you suffered a serious personal injury? Your top two priorities should be getting medical care and finding a personal injury attorney to help with your case. Your choice of attorney can have a dramatic impact on the size of your settlement or jury award and on your future.

Meeting prospective attorneys in person—or at least having a detailed phone conversation—will give you an opportunity to see how they might treat you as a client and help you find the right personal injury attorney for your needs.

Here are 5 questions you should be sure to ask when meeting with a personal injury attorney.

Are You the Attorney Who Will Be Handling My Case?

Large law firms typically have several personal injury attorneys on staff, as well as numerous paralegals. It’s important to make sure that the person you’re meeting with is actually the attorney who will be handling the day to day work of your case. This way, you can be sure you feel comfortable talking to the attorney with whom you will need to discuss personal details about your health and your quality of life as your case progresses.

Do I Have Legal Grounds for a Claim?

Not all accidents justify a personal injury claim. In order to secure compensation, you have to be able to prove that someone else caused the accident and therefore is liable for your injuries. During a first meeting, your attorney should be able to confirm whether or not you have legal grounds for a claim and give you their initial opinion of the strength of the evidence in your case.

How Much Compensation Can I Receive?

It’s very difficult to put an exact value on the recovery in any personal injury case. However, your attorney should be able to give you a range of compensation that might be achievable, based on the medical bills, lost wages, and other damages you’ve incurred and the strength of the evidence in your case.

Have You Handled Similar Cases Before?

You definitely want an attorney who specializes in personal injury law. However, it will be even more beneficial to find an attorney with specific experience in the type of accident and/or type of injury you have had. For example, an attorney who handles lots of slip and fall cases may not have the same insights into car accident cases as someone from a firm who specializes in traffic accident injuries. Similarly, an attorney who usually handles relatively minor injuries may not be the best choice for a life-altering injury like dismemberment or paralysis. Life-altering injuries require input from expert witnesses who can help calculate the lifetime cost of the injury.

What Is Your Fee Arrangement?

Of course, before you agree to hire a personal injury attorney you want to discuss payment. Most personal injury attorneys work on a contingency fee basis, meaning they will cover all the expenses associated with your case. You will only have to repay them for expenses and pay their attorney fee after you win your case. If you don’t win, you don’t pay.

Meet an Attorney from Our Firm

If you’re looking for an experienced personal injury attorney, contact The Law Offices of Larry H. Parker at 800-333-0000. Not only do we employ the best attorneys; we also have an entire firm of experienced professionals supporting their efforts to secure maximum compensation for you.