TOP 5 QUESTIONS TO ASK YOUR PERSONAL INJURY ATTORNEY
It can be intimidating to decide which personal injury law firm is best equipped to handle your case. The attorney you hire should be experienced and someone who has your best interest in mind. When you are searching for a personal injury attorney, you will be scheduled for a consultation to allow you and the attorney to meet and get to know one another.
Before your initial consultation, you should prepare a list of questions to ask the attorney to determine whether he or she is the best attorney for your needs. Here are 5 questions you need to include on your list:
- How long have you represented injured parties?
It is important to find an attorney with extensive experience representing similarly situated plaintiffs. If you were injured due to the medical malpractice of a doctor or from a slip and fall in a department store, then you would not want to choose an attorney who only has experience representing people injured in car accidents.
- Do you practice any other areas of law?
This is especially vital to ask because you want to ensure your attorney’s practice primarily consists of personal injury cases. An adage comes to mind – “jack of all trades, but master of none.” When an attorney focuses on many areas of law, it is difficult to become well-versed in a single area of law.
- Will you be the attorney handling my case?
In rare circumstances, an attorney may be double-booked and another attorney will step in to assist with the initial consultation. However, it is important you know from the very beginning who will handle your case to determine if that attorney fits best with your needs.
- Do you foresee any issues or difficulties with my case?
Many times, clients can be caught off guard when advised there are issues with proving an element of their case. It is important clients are prepared for some of these challenges at the very beginning and know there may be a few hurdles to jump over throughout the process.
- Will I be able to speak directly with the attorney on my case?
Other firms may have a paralegal or assistant who is responsible for handling client calls. However, it is important that you can also get direct access to your attorney when you request it. If you need to speak with your attorney, we will always make ourselves available for you.
Remember that choosing an experienced attorney is critical to the success of your case. Our attorneys have the experience, skills, and resources to successfully work your case from beginning to end. Please contact us today if you have been injured due to the negligence of another.
This blog was written by Attorney Ashley Eagle.