Choosing a personal injury lawyer is an important decision and can make a huge difference to your life going forward. We’ve put together a list of questions you should ask when looking to engage a personal injury lawyer.
1- How many years experience do you have?
Personal injury claims can, of course, range in complexity and it’s important to engage a lawyer with experience across a range of fields. In particular, ask about their experience in cases similar to yours to ensure you’re in good hands.
2 – Are there any weaknesses with my claims?
Although you understand the details of your claim in-depth, there are certain things you may not be aware of with regard to processes and claim options. Your personal injury lawyer should be upfront at all times and you should feel confident they are being open and sharing all the necessary information.
3 – What fees do you charge?
This is perhaps the most important question you can ask before you engage a personal injury lawyer. Fees can vary greatly between firms, including no-win no-fee firms, so don’t be afraid to ask this question to avoid being caught out later.
4 – Do you have the time available to dedicate to my case?
Make sure your lawyer has the time to dedicate to moving your claim forward. Personal injury claims can take a long time to settle and your case is as important as anyone else’s so ask the question and follow up throughout the case as to your lawyer’s’ progress.
5 – What are the options available moving forward?
Ask about the steps involved from beginning to end. Your lawyer should present alternative options for resolving your claim which will then allows you to find the option you are most comfortable with.
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