On Hiring a Lawyer
You may be anxious about hiring a
lawyer, but you must remember that it is you who are in charge of the hiring
process. Although most personal injury attorneys charge a contingency
fee (a fee assessed at the end of the case and only if you are successful) you
will still want to be assured you made the right choice. Even though you pay a
fee after you receive your compensation, you are the one paying the bill.
Here are some questions that may help you in finding the right attorney.
Q: Is there a charge for
Q: Who will be paying my medical, therapy, drug, transportation, lost income
and pain and suffering expenses?
Q: What do I need to do to protect my rights to these claims? What forms and paperwork
will I need to obtain? Where can I get these forms?
Q:Will you be able to assist me with my medical claims? If
needed, will I be able to rely on you to help me with my property damage claim?
Q: How many insurance companies need to be notified? Will
you do this for me?
Q: If I have a question regarding my
case, will I be able to speak with you directly or do I have to speak to a
Q: Do you practice primarily in the field of Personal Injury?
Q: Do you retain professional liability insurance?
Q: Will I be charged a legal fee if you do not recover money for me?
Q: What are my alternatives to resolve my claim? Do you ever utilize mediation
Q: Is my spouse entitled to any of the settlement or money awarded? What
happens if I get divorced?
Choosing a personal injury attorney is a serious decision.
Hopefully the above questions will help you find the right one!