Although you might be in pain and feeling stressed after an injury, this is the right time to think about taking legal action if you feel there are grounds to do so. Your first order of business is to identify some attorneys in your community who specialize in representing clients with injuries and then arrange appointments with each attorney on your list. This short meeting provides you with an opportunity to hear about and evaluate the attorneys' credentials and experience in this area of the law, as well as talk about your case and ask some key questions. Here are three questions that you can ask to help you choose which personal injury attorney you feel will represent you the best.
Where Is My Case Strong And Weak?
It's impossible for you to assess the merits of your case, given your lack of legal knowledge. As such, one of the most important questions you can ask is about the strengths and the weaknesses of your case. Each attorney you ask should provide you with an authoritative list of the strengths of your case and explain why they're strong – and he or she should also cite past cases that had similarities. Conversely, the attorney should also identify the weaknesses that the case is facing. More than simply listing the weaknesses, a qualified attorney should also briefly explain the strategies that he or she would employ to overcome these challenges.
Should I Accept A Settlement?
Given the prevalence of personal injury cases being resolved through a settlement, it's important to ask each attorney's opinion on this matter. You might be enticed by a sizable settlement, but a qualified attorney will understand the merits of your case and advise whether it might be better to decline this offer and go forward to trial. Your discussion of settlements should also touch on the expected amount of a settlement, as well as the possible outcome of going to trial.
What Experts Do You Have To Support My Case?
As qualified as your attorney will be, he or she will also rely on a roster of experts who can work together with you to strengthen your case. Asking for a rundown of these people can help you feel confident in the attorney's approach. The experts can often include medical professionals who can document the nature of your injuries that resulted from your accident, as well as investigators who can determine the extent of the liability of the other party involved in the situation.Share