Injuries are a very real part of the reality of this world and unfortunately, for more serious accidents and injuries, it might be beneficial for you to contact an attorney. Most people would love to avoid ever having to deal with a lawyer, but personal injury lawyers specialize in making sure you get what you deserve if the injury was due to negligence and especially if it involves a loss of income.
Because your financial obligations do not cease due to your injury, it is important to contact a personal injury lawyer who knows what they are doing and what it takes to maximize the potential gain. If you find yourself in this situation, it is important to ask as many questions to your potential lawyer and interview as many as feasible. Not all personal injury attorneys are created equal!
Typically, there are more personal injury lawyers than you can shake a stick at. It can be slightly tricky to find the right one, so narrowing down your selections to a few potential attorneys would be the first step. Make sure you have a list of questions ready to ask them for your initial consultation; coming ill-prepared will not help you get the best lawyer for your case. Generally, injury attorneys will have enough experience with clients to help lead you down the right path and answer many of your questions before you even ask them, but it is a waste of their time and yours if you are not at least a little prepared. Of course, some general questions can help you weed out a poor attorney from the good ones. Here is a list of a few that you should ask every potential injury attorney you interview:
How long have you practiced personal injury law? – This should be your first question. It begs to experience the longer they have been practicing.
How many trials have you chaired and how many have you won? This– A great follow-up question because it gives you more detail about their experience.
How would you (the lawyer) proceed with handling my specific case? – This gives you an idea of how the attorney thinks and a way to check to see if they have actually reviewed your case or not.
Will you or one of your associates be handling my case? – This is a great question if you are interviewing a personal injury lawyer at a firm because the person you are interviewing may not be the one who is actually working your case.
With these four basic questions, you are well on your way to finding a great personal injury attorney. Granted, there will be many more questions, but they should reflect on your specific case and the law in general, so you get a better understanding of the process.