What Questions To Ask A Personal Injury Lawyer?11 Apr
A part of finding the best personal injury attorney to help you through your case and ensure you have the best outcome possible is to ask good questions. While there is no way to make sure the personal injury case goes in your favor, having the right personal injury lawyer by your side means someone with the experience to help guide you through medical costs from an injury, lost wages, and dealing with an insurance company.
To help you find a good lawyer to help with these areas issues, here are questions to ask a personal injury lawyer.
Can the Attorney Handle Your Personal Injury Case?
A good attorney knows their limits and understands how much of their professional time they can devote to your case. The lawyer you’re asking questions of and who may represent you during your personal injury lawsuit needs to believe in your case as well as have the skills and time to devote to it.
Don’t be afraid to ask a personal injury lawyer if they have the time and ability to handle your case, it’s a good question to ask.
What Fees Does the Personal Injury Lawyer Charge?
Most personal injury lawyers work cases on a contingency fee, meaning that you don’t pay them unless they win your case and recover the damages assessed in your personal injury claim. This is good news as you don’t face any upfront costs for retaining a lawyer.
The reason why this is a good question to ask an attorney you’re considering is that their fee will likely be a fixed percentage of the money awarded to you. Be sure to ask your lawyer what their cut of the damages awarded are, on average it will range between 20% and 40%.
Does the Attorney See Difficulties or Problems with Your Personal Injury Claim?
All personal injury cases have their unique challenges and circumstances, but this is a good question to ask a potential personal injury lawyer to ferret out whether or not they have the experience you need for your case. If they have difficulty answering what the challenges you face are, it’s better to look for another attorney.
Personal injury law can be very complex and any experienced attorney with a record of settling different types of personal injury cases will be blunt regarding any uphill battles. An attorney that is honest with their client is the kind you want to retain.
What is Their Opinion of Your Personal Injury Case?
Every personal injury client thinks their case will be a win and that they deserve every penny in their claim, but every case is different and you’re not in a position to make that decision no matter how sincerely you feel you’re right.
Personal injury law and law that affects your case can make it more difficult to win, as well as the circumstance around the incident. That’s why it’s important to ask good questions for any lawyer you’re considering, making sure they’re an experienced attorney that can honestly discuss how much you can get financially and if the case is worth pursuing.
What Costs Will You Have if the Personal Injury Lawyer Loses
Depending on the personal injury lawyer you retain, they’ll finance filing fees, medical record retrievals, police reports, and expert witness fees. They’ll also work with you to form medical liens and ensure you’re not responsible for medical bills till you receive your settlement.
To be clear, while many attorneys will finance what is needed to win the case, they often stipulate you’re responsible for those fees if the case is lost. Before committing to a personal injury lawyer, a good question to ask is what fees are required for you to cover if the case is lost.
Ask Marken Law Questions
Never be afraid to interview potential lawyers from personal injury firms and ask questions. Your case is too important to your well-being and you want the right counsel by your side to help reach the best possible outcome for you.
Here at Marken Law Group, we have ample experience in personal injury cases and we also don’t charge our legal fees unless we are successful in your case.
We understand how stressful it can be to navigate a personal injury case and don’t want to add any more stress during a difficult time. We have represented hundreds of claimants in Washington, Idaho, Montana, Oregon, and California to help our clients get what is rightfully theirs. We focus on your individual needs and bring our professional experience to help guide you through.
Partner with an experienced ally that is by your side from start to finish and can help you get what is rightfully yours.
We look forward to fighting for you.