What You Should First Ask an Injury Attorney – More Inside
If you’re here, you’re probably looking to hire a personal injury attorney to handle a claim after getting hurt by an individual that wasn’t responsible leading to your injuries. If this is your first time, there are things you need to know going into the process such as how the settlement is sent to you, how long this will take, your responsibilities during the process and so on. In this post, we’ll take a look at some of the key questions to ask a personal injury attorney during your consultation with them.
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Here are key questions to ask an injury attorney during consultation:
How Long Have You Worked in The Personal Injury Field?
There are exceptions, but experience breeds success. You want to work with a personal injury attorney that has lots of experience as well as lots of cases under their belt. In addition, the fees tend to be the same on a client-to-client basis as an experienced lawyer will start to see a pattern in the cases, and this will help him or her streamline their contingency fee amount.
Do You Have Trial Experience?
What Joe Public doesn’t know is that most cases get settled out of court. This is because of the fact that litigation can be both time-consuming and costly, and negotiating with the other party’s insurance company just seems like the right thing to do instead of clogging up our court system. That said, a personal injury with considerable trial experience will have excellent negotiation skills as well as be feared by the insurance company which more often than not dares individuals to try to go up against them. Trial experience with numerous wins will make the insurance company sit up and listen, as they will be forced to pay out up to tens of thousands more than what they initially offered should the case go to court.
What Fees Do You Charge?
It is important to get money out of the way before commencing on your personal injury case. Different attorneys have different payment requirements; for instance, some will charge you a fixed rate for different tasks, while others will go the hourly rate route. That said, all personal injury lawsuits are usually handled on a contingency fee basis, which means that the attorney will receive a percentage of your settlement award IF they are able to recover said settlement on your behalf. A good guide for contingency fees is 30 percent of the settlement.
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Are you looking to speak with a personal injury attorney regarding your case? Wherever you are in the country, you can always count on McCready Law to be there for you. Please call us NOW at (773) 902-0413 to receive your FREE legal consultation. Thanks and we look forward to hearing from you.