If you have been hurt in a personal injury accident, finding the right lawyer to represent you is important. In order to do that, there are certain questions you should ask your personal injury lawyer during the initial consultation.
Do I Have a Valid Claim?
One of the first questions to ask your personal injury lawyer will be whether you have a valid case. Your personal injury lawyer should review the details of your case during your initial consultation, and he should be able to tell you whether a settlement as a result of your damages is a reasonable expectation.
What is The Approximate Value of My Personal Injury Claim?
While a lawyer cannot even give you an exact value for your claim, they should be able to at least provide a range and explain how different factors could impact your settlement or verdict. They will also be able to explain different types of damages that are available depending on whether you pursue a settlement through your own insurance, a third-party insurer, or a personal injury lawsuit. Be wary of a personal injury lawyer who makes a claim that seems unrealistic or cannot be backed up with evidence of your case.
Have You Tried Cases Like Mine Before?
It is a good idea to ask your lawyer if he has tried any cases similar to yours in the past. For example, if you have been involved in a slip and fall accident, you do not necessarily want to work with a lawyer who has only tried medical malpractice or car accident cases. All of our firm’s efforts are focused on representing clients who have been hurt in personal injury accidents. It is all we do, and as a result, we represent clients in a broad scope of personal injury accidents, including:
- Car accidents
- Hit and run accidents
- Medical malpractice
- Nursing home negligence
- Dog bites and animal attacks
- Slip and fall accidents
- Premises liability
- Pedestrian accidents
Can Your Firm Handle My Case in a Timely Manner?
Handling a case properly can cost tens of thousands of dollars, along with hundreds of hours of legal work. Some examples of the type of costs that law firms incur are:
- Expert fees
- Trial exhibits
- Other necessary expenses
The fact that our firm is well-established means we have the financial resources to advance the high costs of litigation. We also have a wide network of recognized experts, ranging from medical specialists to economists whose testimony can help prove liability in a case. We also employ experienced private investigators who can gather critical background information, conduct research, and obtain statements that allow us to prepare a strong case for our clients.
What Success Has Your Law Firm Had?
Our firm is proud of the success we have had in personal injury cases like yours. In fact, our success is recognized by defense lawyers, judges, and other firms who have referred their family and friends to us for representation. With eight lawyers and over 100 years of combined experience and knowledge, we are proud of what we bring to the table for our clients.
If you or someone you love has been hurt in a personal injury accident, contact us for a free, no-risk review of your claim. A member of our team is standing by and ready to help. We can also help clients in Spanish or Russian. Call us now at (631) 451-7900.