15 Dec 7 Questions to Ask a Personal Injury Attorney in an Initial Consult (Pt. 3)
Concluding 7 Questions to Ask a Personal Injury Attorney in an Initial Consult, below are some final questions to keep in mind when you meet with a lawyer for the first time to discuss your case.
More Questions to Ask a Personal Injury Attorney
5. What can I expect from you in terms of communication throughout the course of my case?
Personal injury cases are typically not wrapped up quickly. In fact, although the duration of a case will vary according to the details and complexity of that case, in general, you should expect that your case will take weeks to months (if not longer) to resolve.
What this means is that, as your case progresses, you probably want to have a personal injury attorney who will be communicative with you about your case’s progress and status.
So, ask about the lawyer’s methods of communication and his responsiveness. Make sure that you ask not only about how often, when and how the attorney will reach out to you to update you about your case, but also what you can expect in terms of a response when you call (or otherwise contact) the lawyer with questions about your case.
6. How much do you charge?
Knowing up front how much a lawyer will charge you for his services is important to having realistic expectations regarding both the costs and the outcome of your case. So, make sure that you ask about a personal injury attorney’s fees upfront, and specifically ask:
- Whether you will have to pay legal fees if you don’t obtain financial recovery in your case
- Whether the lawyer charges a flat fee or will bill you according to an hourly rate.
Generally, personal injury lawyers work on contingency, so you may want to keep looking for a lawyer if the one you meet with requires a retainer or deposit to handle your case.
7. Why are you a better choice than other attorneys I may be considering?
This is a great final question to wrap up an initial consultation because this question forces a personal injury attorney to dig a little bit deeper and explain what sets his legal services apart and above his competitors.
Phoenix Personal Injury Lawyers at the Law Office of Richard Langerman
You have a choice in the lawyer you hire to handle your claim, and the choice you make can affect the compensation you receive. Make sure that your lawyer has the ability and experience to handle your case. If you have suffered from any type of personal injury and suspect that another party’s negligence or recklessness may be to blame, the Phoenix personal injury lawyers at the Law Office of Richard Langerman will fight to help you resolve your case as favorably as possible.
Call us today at (602) 240-5525 to learn more about your rights and receive professional advice regarding your case by setting up a free, no obligations initial consult with our trusted attorneys.
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