If you’ve been injured in an accident or due to someone else’s negligence, you may be unfamiliar with your local community of attorneys or court system. In this situation, choosing a personal injury lawyer can seem daunting—especially if you’re already working hard to recover from the harm you’ve suffered.
Many personal injury lawyers offer free or low-cost consultations, which can help you “sound out” attorneys before you choose one. To help you narrow down your choices and choose the right lawyer for you, don’t hesitate to ask these questions:
What Experience Do You Have With Cases Like Mine?
Experience is essential in a personal injury lawyer. Experienced attorneys will know what questions to ask, what information to gather, and how to negotiate with insurance companies and other parties in order to achieve a full and fair result. If trial is necessary, an experienced lawyer will know how to build your case and how to communicate with court staff in your best interests.
What Challenges or Obstacles Do You See In My Case?
Every personal injury case is different. The challenges that your case poses won’t be identical to the challenges of any other case. By asking this question, you learn more about the terrain ahead, and you also discover whether the attorney can explain legal topics in a way that makes sense to you—an important ability, since you’ll need to communicate with your lawyer regularly.
How Do You Handle Fees, Costs, and Billing?
Don’t hesitate to ask about the financial aspect of hiring a lawyer. Most attorneys are happy to describe their billing and to help you understand the costs and fees involved, so that both you and your lawyer are confident about the relationship you’re building.
If you’re looking for a lawyer who can help you or someone you love after an injury, it’s important to ask questions that will help you determine whether your attorney is someone you trust. You’ll be working closely with your attorney, sharing personal information, so it is worthwhile to choose the right lawyer for you.
At Rudnick Law, we treat our clients like family. Our goal is to make you feel comfortable and respected while we discuss the particulars surrounding your case. If you or a love one is need of an experienced attorney for your case, contact Rudnick Law for a free consultation.