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Questions to ask when hiring a personal injury attorney

  • Published: September 12, 2022

Questions to ask your lawyer

You’ve been injured in an accident. You understand your rights and the legal process involved at this point, but you still have questions. Who are the best lawyers in town? What should they know about your case? How much will it cost to hire them? Should I hire a lawyer at all? Here are some questions to ask when hiring a personal injury attorney:

Did this lawyer listen to your input and concerns?

Asking questions of a lawyer is important for any client, but especially so if you’re facing a personal injury. When lawyers take on cases, they usually do it because they want to help their clients. However, not all lawyers are the best fit for every client. Asking questions during the first meeting with a potential attorney can help you figure out whether or not you have similar goals and expectations. Some questions that will give you insight into a lawyer’s work style include:

  • Was this lawyer able to clearly understand what I wanted from them?
  • Did he/she ask me questions about my need for legal services that helped further clarify my concerns, options, or goals?
  • You should ask how much it will cost to hire this attorney.
  • It’s also important to find out if there are any other costs involved such as filing fees or deposition costs that may not be included in your final payout amount.
  • How well did the lawyer explain the legal process and legal issues to you?

What specific legal services do you need?

You should think about what specific legal services you need. Legal services can include any of the following:

  • Obtaining compensation for injuries sustained in a car accident.
  • Negotiating a settlement with the insurance company for an auto accident.
  • Litigating your auto accident case in court, if necessary.

You need to understand what you want to accomplish and how much time you are willing to spend on your case.

Was the lawyer’s office conveniently located?

If you have a busy lifestyle and can’t afford to take time off work, consider the location of your prospective attorney’s office. A convenient location means that the office is easy to get to by public transport, but also near enough for you to walk or bike there if necessary. A good personal injury attorney will understand how important this is for their clients’ schedules and make sure that their services are available on weekends as well as during business hours. In addition, keep in mind that one of your first steps as a client will be either visiting your lawyer’s office or having a virtual appointment so it is important that you feel safe and secure at all times while there!

 

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If you have a personal injury claim and are looking for an attorney, it’s important to have these questions in mind. A good lawyer will be able to answer these questions easily and provide the information you need to make an informed decision about hiring them. Remember that no matter which lawyer you choose, make sure they will work hard on your behalf!

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