Posted on:Jul 11, 2023

Questions to Ask During Your Consultation With a Personal Injury Attorney

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You have been injured, and you are interested in seeing if you have a case against the negligent party. Can you receive compensation for your damages

To learn more about what legal options you have, you will need to consult with a personal injury attorney. But how do you choose the right one? You can ask friends and family members for recommendations. Or maybe you saw or heard an advertisement for one. 

It is always good to choose a few lawyers that sound good and then schedule a consultation with each of them to determine if they are the best fit for your case. Here are some questions to ask.

Do You Have Experience Handling Cases Like Mine?

You want a lawyer who has experience handling cases like yours. Did you slip and fall in a grocery store? Then choose an attorney who has experience with premises liability cases. They will have a better knowledge of the laws surrounding your case.

What Do You Charge?

Some lawyers charge by the hour, but personal injury attorneys typically operate on a contingency basis. This means that they are paid only if you win. They then receive a percentage of your settlement. This number typically ranges from 30%-40%. Ask about this to be sure.

What Happens if I Lose?

Whether you win or lose, there will still be costs involved. There will be filing fees as well as other clerical fees and legal costs. In many cases, you will still have to pay these costs. Sometimes you will not. Ask your lawyer to make sure.

Do You Have Enough Time for My Case?

Some law firms will take on as many cases as possible so they can make money. However, you want a lawyer who will give your case the care and attention you deserve. Just because your initial consultation is with a senior attorney does not necessarily mean they will be the ones managing your case. Find out who will be handling your case and how much time they will have to work on it.

How Will You Communicate With Me?

Will you be updated every step of the way? If so, how? By email, phone call, or text? Who will take your calls? Communication is important, so ask about how often there will be communication so you’re aware of what to expect.

How Much is My Case Worth?

You will want to know how much you can expect to receive. The lawyer will need to know all the variables involved, but they should be able to give you a range based on the information you give them. Are you looking at five figures or six figures?

Contact Us Today

After suffering a personal injury, you may want to contact a lawyer. The right attorney can handle your case with ease and help you get the most compensation possible. 

See how an Arizona personal injury lawyer from Saavedra Law Firm can help you. We have experience handling a wide range of injury-related cases. Schedule a free consultation by calling (602) 753-8917 or filling out the online form.

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