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What Should I Ask Before Hiring a Lawyer For My Injury Claim?

Navigating the aftermath of a personal injury can be complex and stressful. At Brassfield & Krueger, Ltd., we understand the importance of having an experienced and dedicated attorney by your side. Before hiring an attorney to settle your claim, it is essential to ask several key questions during your initial consultation. Below, we explore several questions that can help you make a well-informed decision. If you need legal advice regarding your injury case, contact our office for a consultation. 

Do You Have Experience Trying Personal Injury Cases Similar to Mine?

Experience matters significantly when it comes to personal injury cases. It is essential to inquire about the attorney’s track record with cases that mirror your own. This includes understanding their success rate, as well as their in-court experience. A seasoned attorney will be able to navigate the complexities of the court system and improve the odds of a favorable outcome.

What Is Your Fee Structure?

Most personal injury attorneys operate on a contingency basis, meaning they only get paid if they successfully recover damages for you. It’s crucial to understand what percentage of your settlement or verdict the attorney will take as their fee.

If I Lose, Will I Have to Pay Out-of-Pocket Expenses?

Some attorneys may charge for specific case-related expenses in addition to their contingency fee. It’s important to clarify whether you will be responsible for any out-of-pocket costs if your case is unsuccessful.

Who Will Be Handling My Case?

In large law firms, cases may sometimes be assigned to less experienced attorneys or paralegals. Always ask who will be working on your case to ensure that you have a seasoned professional advocating for your rights.

How Much Is My Case Worth?

While it’s impossible to predict the exact value of your case, an experienced attorney should be able to provide an estimate based on the severity of your injuries and other factors.

How Long Will It Take to Obtain a Settlement?

While no attorney can predict the future, they should be able to provide an informed opinion on the expected timeline for your case. This will help you plan accordingly.

Can I Settle My Case Out of Court?

Most personal injury cases are settled out of court. However, it’s crucial to find an attorney who will negotiate for the best possible settlement for you, rather than settling quickly for a lesser amount.

How Soon Will My Questions Be Answered?

Effective communication is key in any attorney-client relationship. You should discuss your communication preferences with your potential attorney and ensure they will respond promptly to your inquiries.

What Is My Role in the Process?

Understanding your role in the legal process is also essential. An open and honest discussion about how you and your attorney will work together can help set expectations and ensure a successful partnership.

Seek Quality Legal Representation From Our Attorneys

Hiring the right attorney for your personal injury case is of utmost importance. Asking these questions during your initial consultation can help ensure that you make an informed decision. At Brassfield & Krueger, Ltd., we have over 75 years of experience in representing accident victims and their families, and we are committed to providing aggressive representation and pursuing justice relentlessly. We invite you to contact us to schedule an initial consultation with our attorney.

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