Questions to Ask Your Personal Injury Attorney

If you need a personal injury attorney, there are some basic questions you'll want to ask.

First, explore the basics. How long has the personal injury attorney been practicing law, and how many years has the firm been established? Who do they represent most often - individuals or businesses? What types of issues does the attorney regularly handle?

Next, discuss the fees required for your case. Will you be charged by the hour, the case or a portion of the proceeds won in your lawsuit? Ask your personal injury attorney when fees will be due, and if installment payments are an option. Also, inquire if any non-attorney personnel will help with your case; and, if they will be billed separately.

Third, ask for the personal injury attorney's opinion about the strengths and weaknesses of your case. Keep in mind that there can be many issues that enter into any lawsuit, so the response should be reasonable. Beware of anyone who promises success or large settlement amounts! At this point, you should also ask for an explanation of a settlement versus a trial including all the pros and cons of each.

Finally, bring a list of written questions you may have about your particular circumstances. This will assure that you cover the basics during your first free consultation with our personal injury attorneys.

Chancey, Kanavos, Love & Painter encourage our clients to become informed and communicate openly so that we can better serve your legal needs.

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