Choosing the right personal injury attorney is a crucial step toward recovering from your injuries after an accident. Your head may be swimming with questions, so many that you may fear you’ll forget to ask something important.
Here are a few critical questions to save for the next time you speak with a personal injury lawyer.
- Have you represented clients with similar injuries? It’s important to work with a personal injury lawyer who’s experienced with your particular type of injury. If you’ve suffered injury due to medical malpractice, a car accident lawyer may not be the best choice to help you with that matter.
- How strong is my case? While it’s not possible to predict the outcome of any case, an experienced injury lawyer will be able to spot the strengths and weaknesses of your case. No attorney can guarantee a particular outcome, but can usually discuss the outcomes of past cases similar to yours.
- What are your rates and fees? This is an especially important question to ask. When you’re already watching medical bills pile up, possibly while you’re unable to work, you definitely don’t want any surprise expenses coming your way. The attorneys at Wilson Kehoe Winingham operate on a contingency fee, meaning we do not charge a fee unless we collect money on your behalf. Working with one of our caring, knowledgeable attorneys will cost you nothing out of pocket. We’ll even front the filing fees and other costs associated with your case. Your lawyer will deduct reimbursement for these costs from your settlement. If you don’t receive cash for your injuries, the firm will absorb those expenses. They will not be passed along to you.
- Do I feel comfortable with you? Your initial consultation should enable you to answer this question easily. You’re going to entrust your attorney with your case, your future. You need to be working with someone you feel you can work with closely; someone with whom you feel comfortable sharing sensitive and personal information.