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What to ask before hiring an attorney?

When you have been injured in a car accident, choosing legal counsel may not be at the top of your priority list. And that’s okay; because you should focus on getting better so that you can return to a normal life. However, you should not be surprised if you quickly amass solicitations from personal attorneys. Indeed, they may have altruistic goals of righting wrongs and helping someone recover from their injuries, but the financial incentives available for attorneys to help injured parties cannot be ignored.

At the same time, you should ignore invitations for legal representation. Instead, carefully evaluating a firm’s ability to protect your interests is prudent. As such, it is important to ask questions to ensure a good working relationship.  This post will focus on a few important ones. 

How did you become involved in auto accident cases? – This question helps to learn how long a firm (or attorney) has been handling such cases, and the extent of their experience.

How much of your caseload is dedicated to car accident cases? – It is also important to understand how much an attorney or firm spends on the legal issues unique to car accident cases.  In fact, it is helpful to seek a description of similar cases that the attorney has worked on.

What are the strengths and weaknesses of my case? – It is natural to be curious about how much a case is worth, but it may be better to know about the pros and cons with regard to your case that could affect your recovery.  

We invite you to contact us with questions about your case. 

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