If you or a loved one have been in injured in an accident you may be entitled to compensation. Hiring a personal injury attorney to be your advocate is one of the first things you need to do.
The aftermath of an injury is a very confusing and difficult time- That is why hiring a great lawyer is so important. There needs to be a good client-attorney fit. Comfort. communication, and understanding are all key factors, and can usually be determined within the first consultation.
Whether it’s over email, the phone, or in person (which is what we always recommend), there are a few questions you should ask before hiring a personal injury attorney:
Your Personal Injury Attorney’s Background:
- What areas of practice do you specialize in?
- What percentage of your practice is dedicated to personal injury cases?
- How long have you been representing personal injury victims?
- What is your track record when working with personal injury victims?
- What expertise / experience do you have that may help with my specific case?
Questions Related To Your Personal Injury Case
- Have you handled a personal injury case like mine?
- What are my options?
- How strong is the opposing side’s case?
- How long might the case take to settle?
- What are some of the keys to success in my case?
- What problems do you see that can affect the outcome of my case?
Questions About Your Personal Injury Attorney’s Practice
- Are you in good standing with the state bar?
- Will you be working with a team? Will other lawyers be working on my case?
- How often will we be communicating and how?
- How will you be compensated? On an hourly basis or a contingency fee?
These questions will give you a good idea of whether it’s a good client-attorney fit, and if they are qualified for your case.
If you’re in Southwest Missouri and have been injured due to no fault of your own, we would be honored to have that initial consultation with you. We help our injury clients receive compensation for medical bills, pain and suffering, lost wages and punitive damages depending on the type of injury.