3 Questions You Must Ask Before Hiring a Personal Injury Lawyer

Over 170,000 people die of accidents every year in America. Unfortunately, this is a huge number. God forbid, if you are ever on the receiving end of such an accident, the two things saving you are – a good healthcare system for your speedy recovery and reliable legal infrastructure – to recover any of your other losses.

But like most legal things, choosing the right lawyer can be a tricky thing. Read more to find out the top 3 questions you must ask a legal firm before hiring their services.

Know the Common Injury Types Based On Causes

Before moving on to the questions, it’s important that you understand what some of the most common injury categories are. While the first thing that comes to your mind when you think of an accident is a cat or bike hit and run, that’s not all. Some of the most common categories include –

  • Accidents caused by automobiles (including e-cycles)
  • Accidents caused by pedestrians
  • Accidents at construction sites
  • Accidents under the sexual harassment and assault category
  • Accidents at workplace
  • Drowning accidents
  • And even dog bites

Ask the Following Questions before You Say Yes To the Legal Firm/Lawyer

  • Does The Lawyer/Legal Firm Have Experience In Handling Similar Cases?

First things first, find out if the legal firm and the lawyer, in particular, have worked on similar cases as yours. Good firms have a list of services and their areas of expertise right on their website. Looking for this information on the internet is a good starting point.

However, it is best to ask them for reference cases (both wins and loses) to help you understand if they are a good fit. Remember, a firm that specializes in drowning accidents may not make the cut for your case.

  • How Many Years Of Experience Do They Have?

While old may not always be gold, in the legal advisory industry, it often is! The more the working experience (not only of the firm but also the lawyer), the more adept they are in handling the nuances of a personal injury lawsuit.

Lawsuits are all tricky so hiring a good lawyer is extremely beneficial in mitigating challenges and getting a fair chance at winning.

  • Are The Law Firm And The Lawyer Willing To Provide Personalized Attention To Your Case?

If the law firm fits the first 2 criteria, ask them if they are equipped with enough lawyers to ensure personalized services. More often than not, legal firms assign juniors and even paralegals to manage critical nuances of a lawsuit. This semi-professional behavior can be dangerous and often leads to a lost cause. Insist on personalized attention only.

Summing Up

After meeting with an accident, the recovery and medical bills are already stressful enough, adding to the actual trauma of the accident itself. If you have the right personal injury lawyer on board, it is one less thing to worry about. Here’s hoping these questions will help you in your time of need.

Ailbe Kash
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