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What Questions Should You Ask a Personal Injury Lawyer?

Feb 9, 2015 @ 09 : 18 am

Finding the right injury lawyer in NJ to handle your case can be an overwhelming task. Since an individual can only be tried once on a specific issue, it is important that you are backed by a qualified attorney. There is much more that goes into choosing a personal injury lawyer than simply picking the one with the most billboards and newspaper ads. By asking the following key questions during an initial interview with your attorney, you can ensure the lawyer has your best interests in mind and has the necessary experience and skill to support your case.

What type of cases does the lawyer handle on a regular basis? While hiring a lawyer with experience in several practice areas may sound alluring, it can put you at a disadvantage. Rather, you should look for one that has specialized in the particular field of personal injury you are suffering. A specialized approach will ensure a detailed knowledge of the practice backed with years of experience.

How long have they been working in the Personal Injury field? Don’t think that your budget will turn away experienced attorneys. In the field of personal injury, contingency fees are typically consistent across the board, whether practicing for 2 or 20 years.

Will they try the lawsuit in court? While settling out of court is not a bad thing, never having your case go to trial can result in a substantially lower monetary award. Having a lawyer that is ready to try the lawsuit will show the insurance company that you are serious about the claims and prepared to take legal action.

How successful have they been with similar cases? Not only does hiring a successful personal injury lawyer increase your likelihood of winning your case, but it can make the insurance company reevaluate their risk of losing the lawsuit.

Will they be the lawyer who directly handles your case? You should always talk directly to the attorney that will handle your lawsuit before agreeing to any terms. Often, the first lawyer that you meet with is not going to be the one you work with, which can make it difficult to evaluate their qualifications.

Have they been awarded any honors? A sign of a successful lawyer is a collection of various awards and honors, such as being named to the yearly Super Lawyers List. If your case regards a serious injury, you may be approached by numerous attorneys and by considering only those that have high honors, you can save a great deal of time in your search.

What do they mean by “no fee if no recovery?” It is a commonly used phrase that can have a variety of meanings, which can make it difficult to understand when exactly you will pay a fee. Some firms may require you to pay an upfront fee, while others will cover the costs and require reimbursement only if they win the case.

Do they have the time and resources needed to take the case? Depending on the nature of your injuries, the lawyer may need access to several medical professionals and expert witness to build your case, which can become expensive and time-consuming. It is important to find a firm capable of fully funding all of the potential costs and can dedicate their full attention to your case.

With the knowledge you gain from asking these questions, you will be able to find the injury lawyer in Bucks County that has all of the necessary credentials to help you receive due compensation. If you have been injured as a result of another individual’s negligence, contact a member of our team at Vlasac & Shmaruk, LLC today.

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