5 Questions to Ask a Personal Injury Lawyer
If you or a loved one has been injured in an accident, you are going to need a good lawyer.
Maybe you were in a car or a motorcycle crash. Perhaps you slipped and fell in a public place. Or maybe you are the victim of some type of medical malpractice. Regardless of the circumstances leading up to your injuries, the fact is you need help.
This is a vulnerable time for anyone in your situation. Not only are you dealing with the trauma of the accident and your injuries, but you might have mounting medical bills, you could be unable to work, and you might feel that your future is uncertain. To complicate matters further, it is hard to know which attorney to choose. There is so much noise out there with Cherry Hill personal injury lawyers vying for your business, how do you know what to do?
We have compiled these 5 questions to help you make what could turn out to be one of the most important choices of your life.
Question 1: How long have you been a practicing Cherry Hill personal injury lawyer?
Just because someone has a law degree does not mean that they have the education and experience to give you the best representation in a personal injury lawsuit for damages. Law school gives attorneys an overall legal education, but the real profession of practicing law can only be learned through experience. Look for counsel with years, if not decades, of experience representing clients in personal injury cases. In law, practice might not make perfect, but it does make all the difference.
Question 2: Have you successfully represented clients with cases like mine?
While past performance cannot guarantee future results, it is always good to know how well the attorney you are thinking of working with has performed in the past with similar cases. Look at the law firm’s website and pay particular attention to whether they provide examples of case where they have attained favorable verdicts and settlements. Then ask the attorney to explain how they would handle your case.
Question 3: If the case does not settle, are you willing to fight for me at trial?
While many cases are settled to a client’s satisfaction, there are instances where going to trial becomes necessary. Make sure your attorney is ready, willing, and able to roll up his or her sleeves and take a case – no matter how involved or complex – to trial.
Question 4: What resources are you willing to devote to my case?
Almost every personal injury attorney works on a contingency fee basis. In other words, you do not incur any fees unless and until you recover for your injuries. But prosecuting personal injury cases can require your attorney to incur expenses for experts and other resources in order to pursue a case for damages. Don’t be afraid to ask the attorney point blank how dedicated their firm will be to your case.
Question 5: What is your firm’s reputation in the legal community and with current and former clients?
How do the lawyer’s peers view the firm and its individual attorneys? What types of professional recognition have they received? What do other clients have to say about them? Are they known for maintaining great client communications? Have their earned a reputation for high morals and ethics? You deserve to work with an attorney you can trust.
Contact a Cherry Hill Personal Injury Lawyer for a Free Case Review
To speak with a Cherry Hill personal injury lawyer at Folkman Law Office, give us a call at 856-354-9444 or reach out to us online. We look forward to answering all your questions and providing you with a confidential and free case review.