Most law firms offer a free first consultation with regards to a personal injury case. It is at such a consultation that you may take the opportunity to interview the potential attorney. You can sit down and discuss your case, however, there are other questions you may ask. This article and subsequent ones will discuss questions to ask at a free consultation with an asbestos mesothelioma lawyer.
Choosing an asbestos lawyer for your case may seem overwhelming. However, the process is made easier by being able to consult with a potential lawyer. And what makes it even better is that such first consultations are free. That being said, you need to make the best of this opportunity by asking relevant questions. This will allow you to make an informed decision to hire or not to hire the lawyer for your case. Some questions to ask the potential lawyer include the following:
Questions about the attorney fees and costs II
There are a number of situations whereby the attorney-client relationship is modified. This often happens because of issues relating with jurisdiction. After signing a contract with one firm, that firm may refer all or part of your case to another attorney. It is important to note that referrals are not unusual. This is especially so in work-related asbestos exposure that happens in different states or if you were in the military. Further, referrals are not a reflection on the value of your case. Therefore, do not assume that your case is less valuable and that is why your case has been referred.
You will then need to sign a contract with the second attorney too. Ask about the terms of the contract with the second attorney, especially with regards to how the firms split fees. It is important that these fees are of no additional cost to you.