A personal injury attorney can help you see the light at the end of the tunnel after someone else’s negligence has caused your injuries and/or damages. It is imperative to schedule a consultation with this legal specialist to discuss in detail the facts of your case to learn if you have grounds to file a lawsuit. Filing a lawsuit can help you retrieve the financial compensation that you deserve after an accident. Ask the right questions during the consultation and come out with the confidence you need in your case. Six important questions you should ask the personal injury lawyer to start the conversation are listed below.
1- Have You Handled a Case Like Mine Before?
Choose an attorney who specializes in personal injury but don’t stop there. Find an attorney who specializes in handling the specific type of case you have, whether it is a car accident, a motorcycle wreck, or something else.
2- Do You Have References?
Check out the web for reviews and testimonials from prior clients to learn the firms reputation in the area. But do not stop there. Also request references from the attorney and call these people to learn what type of information they’ll reveal about their case/results with the attorney.
3- How Much Money Will I Win?
No attorney knows exactly how much money you’ll win in the matter. That’s for a budget to decide. But rest assured the attorney will fight to get you the maximum amount of money possible in your case. He’ll fight to get you compensation for your injuries and damages, pain and suffering, lost wages, and more.
4- Will My Case Go To Court?
Attorneys work hard to keep your lawsuit out of court. They fight to get the other party to agree to a satisfactory settlement to avoid going to court in many cases. It is best to ask the attorney upfront if he’ll seek a settlement or if he plans to take the matter to court.
5- What’s Your Track Record of Success?
No one wants to work with an attorney who doesn’t win many more of his cases than not. To avoid hiring the wrong attorney who really isn’t working for your best interests, ask about his track record during the consultation. There is assurance in the day when you select an attorney that has a proven winning record in court.
6- Who Will Handle My Case?
This is a critical question to ask because the attorney that you meet with during the consultation may not necessarily be the person who handles the case. Avoid any confusion and displeasure by asking who will handle your case ahead of time.