If you were injured as the result of someone else’s misconduct, you
might be considering filing a personal injury claim. However, before you
do that, you may want to work with a qualified attorney. When it comes
to choosing the right attorney, you need to know what types of questions
to ask to find the right match for you. You want an attorney who knows
about personal injury law, has a plan for your case, and has the experience
and skills to successfully pursue your case.
Before you hire your attorney, make sure you ask these key questions during
your initial meeting or consultation.
1. What is your legal background?
Find out where your potential attorney received his or her degree, and
don’t hesitate to ask about their experience. You want to make sure
the lawyer who represents you is knowledgeable about personal injury claims,
and you need to determine whether or not they can back up any claims they
make about how they will succeed with your case.
2. What type of cases do you handle?
Someone could be a fantastic family lawyer who handles personal injury
cases, but that doesn’t necessarily mean he or she will be a great
personal injury lawyer. Find out
what types of cases your potential attorney handles, and ask if they have handled a case like
yours before. Each case requires a degree of legal expertise, and if you
are dealing with a complex medical malpractice issue, for example, you
need to know that your attorney is comfortable navigating medical malpractice suits.
3. How would you handle my case?
Before you get started, you want to make sure you and your attorney are
on the same page. While you might take different viewpoints on a few minor
issues, you need to find out if your attorney’s plan for your case
is something you feel confident in. Ask how they would handle your case,
and find out what type of advice they have to offer you. If you’ll
be working with this attorney for the coming months, you need to make
sure you trust their guidance from the get-go.
At Simeone & Miller, our trial attorneys are dedicated to providing
each and every client with the zealous legal advocacy they need and deserve.
We know how difficult it is to be in your shoes, which is why we want
to provide the legal support you need, when you need it. We offer free
initial consultations and we work on a contingency fee basis, which means
you don’t pay a dime unless we win your case.
Contact Simeone & Miller, LLP today to schedule your free consultation with our firm.