If you’ve been in an accident, whether it was a vehicle accident, a dog bite, or something else, you’re probably feeling overwhelmed. You may be in a lot of pain, still receiving medical care, and dealing with bills, physicians, and the aftermath of your accident. On top of that, you realize you need to get a personal injury lawyer to defend you so you can get compensated for all you’ve lost as a consequence of your accident. So, how do you decide where to begin?
Keep reading to find out what questions you should ask. Then contact The Law Offices of Larry H. Parker at 800-333-0000 to get started.
We offer a free legal consultation
Many personal injury attorneys and law firms provide free first consultations during which you may ask questions and learn more about your legal rights and choices. These consultations are given without commitment so that you can interview several lawyers and choose which one would be the best fit for you. The key is understanding what questions to ask in order to assess if a certain personal injury attorney is the ideal person to assist you recover the most money for your losses.
Ask about areas of specialization
To begin, inquire about the attorney’s area of specialization. Is he or she a personal injury specialist or does he or she have a wider practice? If you have a certain sort of case, such as a truck accident, inquire about the lawyer’s expertise with that type of case. Inquire about the number of personal injury cases that the attorney has tried, as well as their track record of success. Obtain a reference from one or more previous customers.
Find out who will be handling your case
inquire as to whether your case will be handled by the attorney with whom you are meeting or by a more junior associate or attorney at the firm. Each of these questions will help you discover more about your attorney’s degree of expertise. While the majority of personal injury cases, like all lawsuits, settle outside of court, your case may proceed to trial. If that’s the case, you’ll need a top-notch personal injury trial lawyer on your side who can win your case in front of a judge or jury.
Learn about the fee structure
Inquire about the fees that this attorney or legal company will charge you. Many personal injury attorneys work on a contingency basis, which means you won’t have to pay anything up front. Instead, you only pay the lawyer if you get a settlement or award; the attorney fees, as well as charges and expenses, are removed from that sum.
Inquire whether the lawyer charges by the hour or on a contingency basis. If the company charges a contingency fee, find out what it is and what the expenditures and expenses are likely to be. You should also inquire as to when you will be accountable for these charges and expenses – when they are incurred or after your case has settled or a decision has been made.
Ensure the attorney is available
Inquire about the lawyer’s availability. Is it possible to handle the case straight away? While several processes must be completed before a lawsuit can be filed, it is critical to find an attorney with the ability to handle your case quickly so that your lawsuit may be filed before the statute of limitations expires.
We have more than 40 years of expertise at The Law Offices of Larry H. Parker assisting clients who have been involved in all sorts of accidents. We have recovered more than $2 billion on behalf of over 100,000 clients with a 95% success rate. To book a free first consultation, call 800-333-0000. We never charge a fee until we are successful in obtaining funds for you!