Posted on:Mar 17, 2023

Questions to Ask in Your First Meeting with a Personal Injury Lawyer

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Personal injury cases can be complicated to resolve on your own. If you are injured, you want to ensure you receive the most compensation possible, but this can be hard if the insurance company tries to deny your claim or lowball you. 

You may have to seek legal help to get your case resolved fairly. This means hiring a personal injury lawyer. But how do you choose the right one? It helps to ask the right questions.

Whenever you are meeting with an attorney for the first time, it is best to be prepared. Here are some questions you should ask your lawyer. 

What are Your Fees?

Typically, personal injury lawyers work on a contingency basis, meaning that they only receive a payment if you win your case. Still, they may receive a huge chunk of your settlement or award. Most lawyers have a fee of 33-40%. They likely will not ask for any money upfront, still, make sure you get the details at your first meeting.

Have You Handled Cases Like Mine?

While a personal injury lawyer has likely seen it all, it does not hurt to ask them about their experience handling cases like yours, especially if yours was unusual. If they have handled your type of case, ask about the outcome.

How Long Will the Process Last?

While lawyers are not psychic, they should be able to give you an idea of how long the process will last. That way, you do not get disappointed or pressured. You need to know the general timeline.

How Much Time Can You Devote to My Case?

Many personal injury lawyers have a high caseload. How much time can this lawyer devote to your case? You will want to know that your case will get proper attention. In some cases, cases may be given to assistants, which you may not want. So get an idea of who will be handling your case ahead of time. 

What Will You Need From Me?

You cannot expect your lawyer to do all the leg work. While they will do most of the work, they will need some help from you, particularly as it pertains to gathering evidence and going to the doctor. You know the case better than anyone, so you will need to be available to answer questions and help move the case along. Ask your lawyer to what extent your participation will be needed so you can be prepared. 

Contact Us Today

Personal injury lawyers in Phoenix know the ins and out of the law when you have been injured by someone else’s negligence. Be sure to ask the right questions to get the information you need.

The personal injury lawyers at Saavedra Law Firm have experience with various cases and can help you pursue full and fair compensation. Schedule a consultation with our office today. Fill out the online form or call (602) 878-6625.

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