If you’ve been injured and would like to take legal action against the responsible party, you need the services of a reputable personal injury lawyer. But what should you ask a personal injury lawyer when you’re exploring your options? Here are a few of our suggestions.
- What Are Your Fees? Do You Work On Contingency?
Most personal injury attorneys will work on a contingency fee basis. What this means is that you won’t pay any fees unless you win your lawsuit and recover monetary damages.
The lawyer will usually take a share of between 25-40% as their payment. You should ask detailed questions about how much you’ll pay, and make sure you work with a lawyer that offers their services on contingency.
- Have You Tried A Personal Injury Case Like Mine Before?
You want a lawyer who has handled similar cases in the past – if you were in an accident with a semi-truck, you need a lawyer who specializes in trucking law. For a dog bite, you’ll want a lawyer with experience with these incidents. The same is true of slips and falls, workplace injuries, and so on. Make sure your lawyer has relevant experience with injuries similar to yours.
- How Long Will My Case Take To Resolve?
Your lawyer probably won’t be able to give you a precise answer, but can give you an estimate based on their past cases and experience. Make sure your lawyer will do their best to resolve your case as quickly as possible.
- How Much Is My Case Worth?
Based on your evidence and information about your case, your lawyer should be able to give you a rough estimate of how much money you can expect to recover from a settlement or if your case goes to trial.
- Are You Willing To Take My Case To Trial?
Your lawyer should be fully committed and willing to take your case to trial – and not just settling. Even if you do enter settlement negotiations, you need to be sure that your lawyer is willing to “go to bat” for you and support you if you choose a jury trial.
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