Personal injury refers to an injury that was done to the body and/or mind due to the negligence of another person.
How to Choose an Experienced Personal Injury Attorney
How to Choose an Attorney for Personal Injury
They Specialize in Personal Injury Law
There are many different types of lawyers. For instance, maybe a lawyer specializes in a different area of law, but is willing to take on a personal injury case. This, of course, isn’t the ideal situation. In order to feel confident in your lawyer, you should hire someone who handles personal injury cases on a day-to-day basis. This knowledge gives them a competitive advantage over lawyers who have little to no experience in this area.
They Offer a Free Consultation
A free consultation allows you to meet with the lawyer and their legal team in order to better understand if they’re the right lawyer for you. This is important because this time allows you to ask them important questions, better understand if they have experience in this specific area of law, and just see if they seem like a good fit. If you’re ever hesitant about someone’s ability to help you, then you won’t need to worry about wasting money on the initial consultation. When lawyers offer this service, this shows you that they also place an importance on prioritizing your needs and making you feel comfortable.
They Are Clear About Their Fees/Other Expenses During the Case
You never want to be surprised or unprepared for the expenses that you’re going to have to pay, which is why it’s important for your lawyer to be open and honest with you. Some lawyers handle cases at a fixed rate, while others work on a contingent fee basis (no fee unless there is a recovery). Aside from their fee, however, there are other case expenses, such as charges for medical records, filing fees, and more. When you’re looking for a lawyer, make sure to ask them how these fees are handled. This will help you be prepared if the case is lost.
They Have Great Reviews
There’s no better way to understand how good of a lawyer someone is then by seeing what past clients have to say. When you find a lawyer that interests you, make sure to go online and read what people have said about their experience. Additionally, don’t be afraid to ask your friends and family for recommendations.
They Make You Feel Comfortable & Confident
This is the person who will be handling your case, so it’s important that you have a good relationship with them. When you meet them for the first time, pay attention to how they hold themselves and even their surroundings. Did it take them a long time to call you back? Was their receptionist friendly? Did the lawyer answer all of your questions? Did they seem professional? All of these details are important because you want a good team to be handling your case.
10 Questions to Ask Your Lawyer
Now that we know what qualities to look for, here are some of the questions that you should ask your lawyer.
1. What is my claim worth? (an estimate)
2. How long do you think my case will take?
3. What are your credentials?
4. Do you have trial experience?
5. How many cases do you take on at a time?
6. How involved should/can I be in the claim?
7. What are your fees? If I don’t win my case, how are case-related costs handled?
8. Have you ever handled a case like mine before?
9. What is your assessment of my case?
10. Which attorney(s) will be handling my case? (in case there are multiple at the law firm)
AMS Law Group
At AMS Law Group, we’re not only experienced, but we strive to offer our clients the best service possible. Our goal is to make our clients feel as if they’re the only clients that we have. We do this by offering support throughout the entire process. To schedule a free case review, give us a call or fill out this form.