After getting injured in some form of accident, it is extremely important to get the compensation that you deserve in order to pay for medical bills, mental and emotional trauma, and damage to your vehicle. Hiring a qualified personal injury attorney may be helpful in ensuring that you are able to get compensation. However, when hiring a personal injury attorney, it is important to ask the right questions. Continue reading to learn 5 questions you should ask your personal injury attorney.
How Much Time Can You Devote To My Case?
This is an important question to ask your attorney because many law firms have a lot of clients making it difficult for them to devote a lot of time to your case. Hiring a smaller firm or a firm with several qualified attorneys can be beneficial for your case, as your lawyer will be more focused on your case.
Have You Had Cases Like Mine Before?
Some people would prefer for their attorney to have had cases similar to their own case. While every case has its intricacies, having an attorney that knows a basic understanding of what you have gone through and how to handle your case can give you peace of mind.
What Are Your Fees?
Another important question to ask your personal injury attorney is what their fees are. Typically their fees will be paid out of a contingency fee, which means that it is paid if you recover money damages in the lawsuit. There is typically a certain percentage that personal injury attorneys will take from money damages, usually between 25% and 40%.
Who Will Be Handling My Case?
There are typically going to be several attorneys working for a law firm that could be assigned your case. Usually there will be bigger name attorneys that are flaunted to potential clients that are not always the attorney that you will end up with. That is why it is important to ask who will be taking your case. You can likely request a certain attorney if they are available. Also it will be important to know whether you will have a less experienced attorney taking your case and who will be supervising them.
Can I Have A Reference To A Past Client?
If you are considering hiring different attorneys, you can definitely ask your potential attorney for references to past clients. There is nothing wrong with asking for a reference, and if your attorney can provide you with a testimonial from one or more satisfied clients, then that likely is a good sign. Do not simply rely on reviews from their website or promotional materials. Optimistically, your attorney will be able to present you with the contact information of a previous client.
Do You Need A Personal Injury Attorney?
If you are in need of a personal injury attorney, feel free to reach out to us at LeBaron and Jensen. Our attorneys are very experienced and knowledgeable, meaning that they will be able to help you build a solid case. If you are living in Northern Utah and have recently been in an accident, please reach out to us for our legal services. For more information or to ask us more questions, feel free to reach out to us today.