A quick search for “personal injury attorney in my area” can yield overwhelming results. Looking at ratings can help to winnow your search down, but those can be misleading or refer to a specific type of case that an attorney focuses on, which may not apply to your situation. This makes talking to a handful of attorneys the best way to find one suited to your particular needs.
Meeting with a lawyer for a one-on-one consultation is the best way to determine if they are the right fit for your case. However, you need to ask the right questions to make an informed decision. We strongly encourage you to write the questions you have down before your consultation to help make sure you get the answers you need.
A consultation is not a commitment. You can meet with as many lawyers as you need to make the best decision for you and your family.
Questions to Ask Your Potential Attorney
In addition to any questions you have come up with on your own, good questions to ask your potential personal injury attorney are:
- Do you work on a contingency basis?
Most personal injury lawyers work on a contingency basis. If you do not win, they do not collect their fee. However, court and filing fees, along with other case-related expenses, may still be your responsibility. Ask what the contingency fee covers to make sure you are prepared
- Is your contingency fee interest-free?
Some personal injury lawyers charge interest on their contingency fee, allowing them to collect more than you may have expected to pay. Be sure your attorney does not add superfluous or punitive fees to your final costs
- How many cases like mine have you handled?
Being a personal injury lawyer does not mean being experienced in every area of personal injury law. Make sure your chosen attorney has sufficient experience handling cases like yours
- What are some of your most impressive
victories involving my type of injury?
Again, ensuring your lawyer is experienced in cases like yours is essential for optimal outcomes. Ask to see previous case results that can support their experience and abilities
These are only the beginning questions to ask your potential attorney. Take your free case review to fully gauge your comfort with a potential lawyer’s demeanor, confidence, and background to ensure you are selecting the best one for your case.
Use our attorney finder to locate a qualified lawyer in your area today. And remember, you are not committed to an attorney simply because they provided you with a complimentary case review. You can meet with as many lawyers as you need to find the one you like the most.