If you’re currently looking for a personal injury lawyer, then you have likely been through a traumatic incident recently, and you need someone who will best represent you and your interests. The following are five questions that you should ask a personal injury attorney before you decide to have them represent you.
1. How long have you been practicing law?
A more experienced lawyer will have a higher probability of getting you the outcome that you desire. Not only is it important to understand how long your lawyer has been practicing law, but also how long they have been practicing personal injury law, and how much of their firm’s practice is dedicated to personal injury.
2. Will you be personally handling my case?
You should know whether they will be handling your case personally or handing it off to someone else in the firm. A lawyer’s reputation often extends to their partners, but you should really be discussing your case with the lawyer who is going to handle it.
3. Do you try cases in court?
There are lawyers who prefer quantity of quality and will quickly settle on behalf of their clients. This is often not in the client’s best interest. While a settlement may be fair, and you shouldn’t deny settling outright, a lawyer who is willing to take a case to trial is more likely to get the best settlement.
4. How often will you communicate with me about my case?
Many of us, when hiring a lawyer, like to be kept in the loop. It’s important to know whether they will be available to speak with you directly if you have questions. It’s also important for your attorney to know who they’re representing. If your lawyer doesn’t understand the impact that your injury has had on your life, then they can’t properly represent you.
5. Can you provide me with anything that speaks to your reputation?
Testimonials are a good way to gain a better understanding about how an attorney works. By understanding how your lawyer worked with other clients, you get a better idea of how they will represent you and your case.
If you have been injured and have other questions about personal representation, contact The Pisanchyn Law Firm at 1-800-444-5309 today for a free consultation.