An experienced car accident lawyer offers a list of important questions that you need to ask your potential car accident lawyers.
When you are a victim of an car accident, it can be scary and devastating.
There are a lot of lawyers out there, and it is not always easy to know which is the right one for you.
As a car accident lawyer I think it is important a client know exactly how to choose the right lawyer and what questions they should ask.
There are 3 parts to hiring a car accident lawyer.
First, make a list of lawyers who are qualified and could handle your car accident case.
Next, schedule meetings with potential lawyers. These are called initial consultation. You will talk about your case and you will be able to learn about each lawyers skills, education, experience, fees, and more.
And last, once you have gathered all of the information that you need you can hire the lawyer who you feel is the most qualified.
But before your initial consultation, you need to be prepared with a list of things you want to discuss and questions to ask. The questions you ask will help you decide if the car accident lawyer is right for you.
You should also have an outline of the details of your accident.
Car Accident Lawyer | Experience And Background
To find a car accident lawyer you can trust, ask them about their education and professional experience. Here are some suggested questions:
How long have you been practicing car accident cases?
About how many car accident cases do you represent yearly?
How many of those cases do you settle?
Where did you go to school, and what year did you graduate?
Do you have any distinctive experience representing car accident clients whose injuries have caused long term medical problems?
Assessing Your Case
Describe your specific situation and the injuries that were caused. Ask your questions that are relevant to your case. Then ask the lawyer:
How do you assess my case?
What kind of compensation do you think I will be able to get?
What are the factors working for and against us?
How long do you expect completion will take?
Car Accident Lawyer | Case Management
Will you be the one personally managing my case? Or will a different lawyer manage it?
Who will I be able to contact about my case?
Do you provide progress reports? How often?
What is the best way to contact you?
Here are some questions to consider asking so that you can estimate how much your case will cost:
Do you charge a contingency fee?
If the case does not settle, do I pay anything?
Do you charge a retainer fee?
What other expenses will I be paying? Can you estimate a total?
Closing The Meeting And Hiring The Right Car Accident Attorney
Before your meeting comes to a close ask if there’s are any other important points to discuss. You can also ask the lawyer for references from previous clients.
After you have met with all of the potential car accident lawyers, pick the one that is right for you.
Compare the meetings, and decide whether there is one attorney who stands out the most.
If you are torn between more than one, consider which has the most experience and skills. And most importantly, which attorney did you feel the most comfortable with?
If you ask these questions, you have covered all of the bases. You will choose a lawyer and be confident that you chose the best one.