Questions to Ask Your Personal Injury Lawyer
If you are in need of a personal injury lawyer, finding a good one can be one of the greatest challenges you’ll have to deal with. Simply opening the phone book or perusing the internet may give you the names of firms, but it won’t tell you who may have your best interest in mind, or even be able to litigate your case. The best thing to do is to have more than one name or law firm available, and start asking questions to help you choose a personal injury lawyer that is right for you.
Some important questions you should ask include:
How many years have you practiced personal injury law?
Some attorneys may start out as prosecutors and then become personal injury attorneys, while others may have focused on one aspect of personal injury law, and then broadened their scope. Regardless, you want an attorney who has been practicing for many years.
What is your experience in handling my kind of case?
Like the years in practice, the amount of experience your prospective attorney has is important. With experience comes the likelihood that cases like yours have been successful. You want your attorney to be able to explain to you what is going on at each step of your case with the knowledge gained by years of experience.
Do I have a valid personal injury claim?
This should be among the first questions you ask your personal injury lawyer. Your attorney should be able to weigh the facts of your case and let you know if the requirements are met to file a personal injury claim. If the liable party’s negligence directly caused your injury, you may have a claim.
Other questions to ask are:
- What organizations do you belong to?
- Can you explain the process of my case?
- Will you help me in filing my case?
- Can I get a hold of you easily and will you keep me abreast of any actions regarding my case?
These are just some of the many questions you should ask your attorney. If you are not satisfied with the answer, continue looking. Your attorney may actually anticipate many of the questions you have and give you this information voluntarily. This is certainly a sign of experience and long years of practice, and perhaps a sign they understand the intricacies of your particular case.
The attorneys at the Law Offices of Van Dorn & Curtiss have over 50 years combined experience. We understand your case is unique and will work hard to make sure you receive the compensation you deserve.
If you have any questions about how to choose a personal injury attorney in New Hampshire or Vermont, please contact the experienced attorneys at the Law Offices of Van Dorn & Curtiss today.