After an accident, where you have been injured, the next step is hiring a Personal Injury Attorney to fight your case. You want a lawyer that will be able to make a strong argument based on facts and evidence given by you to win the case. Talking to the attorney before retaining them is the most efficient step in knowing you have attained the most qualified attorney to fight your case. Here are some good questions to think about and go over with your Attorney before the commencement of your case
What Areas of the Law Do They Specialize in?
Does this attorney specialize in Personal Injury cases? You want an attorney that specializes in practicing personal injury law. Even though an attorney may handle personal injury cases, often times that attorney may not specialize in personal injury cases. This means that although the attorney handles personal injury cases, their main area of practice is another legal field. For optimal results with your case, hire the attorney that specifically specializes in personal injury law.
Have They Dealt With Similar Cases Before?
Has my attorney ever worked on a case similar to mine? Select an attorney that has had past experiences in dealing with similar cases as yours. This includes similar facts of how the injury occurred and the extent of damages. The more cases like yours the attorney has handled, the better understanding of the case they have.
How Long Will it Take to Resolve the Case?
Medical bills along with others bills may become a burden on you if the case stretches out for too long and this often will lead to you wanting to resolve your case right away. However, there is no need to worry about this. Your attorney should follow up on your injuries and treatment status and in the case that you have no medical insurance, the attorney may assist you in finding you a doctor who will work on a lien basis, meaning you have no bills to worry about until your case settled. Often times a client may want the case to be resolved quickly, however, this is not always the best option. The main goal of your attorney should always be to make sure that you get the required treatment. There is no time limit on your health and it is best to not settle your case if you are still in the midst of receiving treatment.
How Often Will the Case go to Trial?
Insurance companies often times will resolve your case with your attorney without the need for your case to go to trial. However, many times given the difficulty and severity of your case, going to trial may be a better solution. There is no need to worry about this. Your attorney should always talk with you about the chances of your case going to trial. This includes the attorneys recommendations based on the negatives and positives of what trial means for you case.