5 Questions to Ask When Hiring a Personal Injury Attorney
Hiring a personal injury attorney can be unfamiliar territory for most people. There is a myriad of concerns and questions. We have boiled down the five most common questions people have and should ask when hiring a personal injury attorney as well as our responses.
1. How much will this cost?
In addition to a free consultation, you will have no “out of pocket” costs. We work on a contingency basis which means that we will not charge you directly for any costs but will take our fees only if you are awarded damages. Our portion will be a percentage of the total award that we will discuss with you and agree upon.
2. Do you have experience with cases similar to mine?
We have over thirty years of combined experience at our firm. Throughout those years we have seen a wide variety of cases. We will be able to determine in our initial phone call or in-person consultation if your case is within the parameters of what we handle. If we take your case, we have extensive resources to bring to the table to help you receive the results you deserve. Our list of results speak to this experience.
3. Who will be handling my case?
When you come in for your free consultation, we will discuss the details of your case and then determine which attorney is the right fit. We want you to be comfortable working with us and we want to put the person with the most experience with your particular situation on your case. Unlike large firms, you will be able to meet and speak with the primary attorney in charge of your case throughout the whole process.
4. Will my case go to trial or settle and how long will the process take?
We are committed to getting you the best results in the most expedited way possible. Once we have all of the details of your case, we can begin to discuss options. We will be able to give you a general estimate of how long it will take. We will be in constant communication so that you will know throughout the process if the case will end up being settled or going to trial.
5. Can I speak to former clients?
We pride ourselves in the small firm attention that we offer our clients and are happy to put you in touch with previous clients. We also have testimonials and Google reviews that you can read to get a better understanding of our clients’ experiences with us.
The process of recovering from an accident and then seeking representation can be overwhelming. We hope these questions and answers can help you to feel more comfortable with the process. Click here to read about what to expect at your first visit.