Accidents hardly come with a warning in advance, and so they leave most victims unprepared. Because of how accidents happen victims are not too sure how to proceed. This is made worse when the victims suffer injury or property loss. They may not know what decisions to make and when to make them. This article and a subsequent one will discuss important questions to ask a personal injury attorney before hiring them.
Attorney Interview Questions
When you’re choosing your legal representative, it is important that you get the right person for the job. To find out who this right person is you need to ask some important questions. Some of these questions are listed below.
- How long does the attorney think it will take for the case to be resolved?
This is an important question so you know how long you’re waiting before you are compensated for your injuries. True, there are many factors that affect the time frame of any personal injury case. However, your attorney should be able to give you a general estimate based on similar cases like yours.
- Does the attorney work on a contingency fee basis?
The majority of personal injury lawyers use a contingency fee basis. This means that they do not charge you for their services. But will take a portion from any monies you receive in a settlement or positive outcome. Most personal injury attorneys will also pay for doctor’s visits and other expenses in your case before you get compensation. However, these expenses will be deducted from your compensation amount. If the attorney charges an hourly fee it may work out to be very expensive in comparison to contingency fees.
Asking these questions may greatly increase your chances of finding the best attorney for you. Contact the Vinson Law Office for a free initial consultation.