The decision to hire a lawyer when you’re injured is probably one of the most important decisions you’ll make. In a lot of cases, your future depends on this choice. Determining which firm to trust with your case should be based on thorough research and a personal connection. Your lawyer should be someone with confidence and experience, but also someone you can trust and build a mutually respectful relationship with.
Write Down All Question You Want to Ask Before Meeting with A Law Firm
Before you meet with a lawyer, you need to determine what qualities are most important to you for the person who will represent your claim, such as knowledge, experience, and personality. Write down all the questions you want to ask that will confirm whether or not this lawyer is the right fit for you.
The answers to questions about the firm’s core values, how to contact your lawyer when you need something, and who else will be involved in your case can give you a sense of the firm’s communication style and level of accessibility.
But to get to the heart of a firm’s experience, credentials, and reliability, our team wants to share questions we think all accident victims should ask before hiring a lawyer.
Top 5 Questions to Ask to Help You with Your Decision
- What is your experience with cases similar to mine?
- Have you handled cases in the courtroom?
- How much will I be charged for your services and when?
- What percentage of your cases have had a successful outcome?
- How long have you practiced personal injury law?
Listen Closely and Take Notes
Listening to every answer and taking notes is important. This way, you can compare the lawyers and law firms you meet and make a well-informed choice. Don’t be afraid to ask for clarification when you don’t understand something, and if you think of other questions, speak up.
Remember, choosing a lawyer is an important decision that may affect the outcome of your case. Although it’s imperative to get help immediately following your accident, make sure you take the necessary time to get to know the lawyer you hire.
A free consultation should be like a job interview for the firm. Taking this time to ask all questions before you decide to move forward is not something you should feel uncomfortable doing. Depending on the complexity of your case, you may have an ongoing relationship with the law firm for weeks, months, or even years. Make sure you hire a law firm that has your confidence and your respect.
Find Out How Great West Injury Law Can Help with Your Case
At Great West Injury Law, we believe you owe it to yourself to leave no stone unturned before deciding which firm to hire. That’s why we welcome every person who calls us to ask as many questions as needed to determine their compatibility with our firm and our lawyers.
We know just how critical it is to your peace of mind and your livelihood to make the right decision for your claim. Reach out to our team today for a free consultation. We’d love to help make this decision easier for you and get you on the path to maximum compensation for your injuries.