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Questions to Ask When Looking for a Personal Injury Lawyer

Posted on - Monday, May 16, 2016 under FAQ, Personal Injury Questions to Ask When Looking for a Personal Injury Lawyer

If you ran your own company and were looking to hire a key employee to be in charge of your biggest project, you’d review a number of candidates, examine their background, training, and experience, and conduct thorough job interviews.

If you’ve been seriously injured, with mounting bills, daily challenges, and a life turned upside-down, you need to take that same approach when looking for a personal injury lawyer. After all, the person you hire will be handling a project that can determine whether you receive compensation and justice for your injuries or whether you will be left struggling in the aftermath of a devastating accident

When you first call or meet with a personal injury attorney you are considering for your personal injury claim, treat it like a job interview. Do your background research beforehand as to their education, background, and practice, and try to find reviews, ratings, and testimonials online that speak to the lawyer’s reputation among clients and colleagues. At that first call or meeting, ask the following interview questions:

  • How long have you been practicing law?
  • Do you practice personal injury law exclusively?
  • How many cases like mine have you handled? What were the outcomes of those cases?
  • How many personal injury jury trials have you handled? What were the outcomes?
  • What is your overall record in personal injury matters? How much have you recovered for your clients?
  • Will you personally be handling my case or will you be assigning it to a different attorney?
  • If I need to speak with you, how and when can I reach you?
  • Can you provide me with references or former clients I can speak with?
  • Tell me about your general approach to personal injury cases?
  • How long will my case take to resolve?
  • Do you ever turn down cases? Why?
  • How often will you update me as to the status of my case?
  • Can you help me obtain medical care?
  • If I lose my case, will I owe you any attorney’s fees or costs?
  • If I win my case, how much will your fees be?
  • What can I do to help my case?

You’ll want to get through and satisfactory answers to all of your questions, and you should expect the attorney to take the time to provide them. If he or she seems impatient, rushed, annoyed, or not particularly interested, then that will tell you something about the personal attention and focus you would get from that attorney if you hired them.

When you finally do choose a personal injury lawyer, you’ll want to do so because that lawyer is eminently qualified, has a record of success in cases like yours, provides you with personal attention and, perhaps most importantly, is someone you can trust and feel comfortable putting in charge of one of the biggest projects of your life.

Parian Law Firm: Metro Atlanta Personal Injury Attorney

At Parian Law Firm in metro Atlanta, Georgia, we represent injury victims exclusively and are committed to getting justice and compensation for our clients. If you have been injured in a car accident, please call The Parian Law Firm at (770) 727-5550 or chat live online with a member of our staff today. We can discuss your situation, evaluate your potential claim, and advise you of your options.