5 Best Questions to Ask Your Lawyer
Choosing a lawyer after you’ve been injured can be difficult. Winning your case is important to you, and you may be wondering how to choose a lawyer. You want someone who’s trustworthy and who will truly put their time and effort into helping you fight for your right to be compensated. In order to choose the right lawyer, always take a look at their track record and ratings. When you do call in for a consultation or come in for your first introduction, you should not be afraid to ask questions. Here are the 5 best questions to ask your lawyer.
1. What Are Your Fees?
Most lawyers work on a contingency basis, which means that they don’t collect a fee unless you win your case. At the Alexander Law Group, PLC, there’s clear information about the “It’s Free Guarantee” - meaning, we don’t collect unless you do. However, it’s a good idea to check with your lawyer to inquire about what their procedures are when it comes to payment to avoid any future uncomfortable surprises. You should also ask if you’re responsible for any fees if you do lose the case.
2. Have You Tried Cases Similar to Mine?
Always check that the lawyer you’re working with has experience in personal injury cases like yours. Of course, due to the nature of PI cases - they are all different. However, it helps to know that the lawyer has experienced something similar and knows how to best represent you.
3. What Other Lawyers Will be Working on My Case?
It’s a good idea to ask who else is on the team. Lawyers rarely work alone. They share cases with other lawyers in the office or have a staff that helps them with research and evidence recovery. You should know who is working on your case and your lawyer should have no problem introducing you to their team.
4. What is My Case Worth?
Until your lawyer gets a good picture of what happened in your case, which usually happens during the first meeting, you likely won’t know what your case is worth. Once you’ve talked to your lawyer, they should be able to calculate what your case is worth based on medical bills, liability, and their previous experience with similar cases. A good lawyer should be able to explain where this number comes from.
5. How Long Will It Take to Resolve My Case?
Although your lawyer’s answer may be an estimate, they’ll provide you with a much more informed outlook on how much your case is worth and how long it will take to be resolved. Of course, this also depends on the negotiations, timeliness of the courts, and some other factors. Your lawyer should be able to explain their answer and be committed to resolving the case as quickly as possible (considering the circumstances).
Get a Free First Consultation with an Experienced Lawyer
At the Alexander Law Group, PLC, you’ll be matched with an experienced lawyer who is familiar with cases like yours. We specialize in personal injury law, so if you’ve been hurt in an accident that wasn’t your fault, call us at 804-271-1969 to schedule a consultation with an attorney. With over 50+ years of combined experience, we can help you resolve your case.