Car accident happen out of nowhere leaving most people not knowing what to do. Hiring a lawyer can be uncomfortable for some people because it is something you don't have to do very often if ever.
Common concerns people have about hiring an attorney are:
If you find yourself thinking these things then you will want to continue reading so you have the right questions to ask before hiring your Savannah, Georgia lawyer.
1. What area of law do you specialize in?
This is important to know because you do not want a family court lawyer working on your personal injury case. You need a Personal Injury Attorney (PI) who has experience working on cases that have taken care of cases similar to yours. If your injuries are unusual then you will want to see if they have ever dealt with this specific situation. The reason for needing a lawyer who specializes in your area of needs is because they have a special skill set, tools and connections that will help your case.
2. Do you think I have a strong enough case to recover compensation for my losses?
This lets you know a little be more about your lawyer and their approach on handling their cases. This question allows the attorney time to evaluate your case. They should provide some factors that make your case seem more promising.
3. Is there anything that will help my case be successful?
Hiring a lawyer is not the handoff to your problems but more of an assistance so you may think let's higher a lawyer and wait for my settlement. That is not how it works. You will most likely have to do some work to make sure the lawyer has everything they need to ensure you have a strong case. You will have to go to some doctors so there is documentation of your injuries. you will have to talk to investigators and possible other people depending on your case. Asking what you can do to help with the success will move your case along faster and solve your problems sooner.
4. Will you be the only one working on my case?Often times it is best to know is they are a single team or a multiple player team because the more help the sooner your case will be over. If it is just them you will want to know how many cases they handle at a time. You want them to have time to take care of your case as a top priority. You also want to make sure an attorney is actually working on your case not just a case manager and a junior attorney.
5. How do you handle payment?
When it comes to a personal injury case you will want to find a lawyer that works on a contingency fee. This means they do not get paid upfront but they get part of your settlement money. It can get costly if you have an attorney for a PI case working on an hourly rate and it is hard to pay them when you most likely have medical bills piling up at the same time.
6. Do you go to trial or handle most cases in negotiation?
Having an attorney who is comfortable going to trial is good but having a lawyer that can get your case a high settlement during negotiation is even better. Going to trial can drag you case out where negotiation is faster. Some say negotiation won't give you a high enough settlement but with quality work your settlement can be just as good as a trial settlement.
7. Have you ever had any issues with legal or ethics committees in the past?
If you ask this question it will most likely be no which is good but if you don't and they have had issues then it could negatively affect your case. It is a huge red flag if they have been in trouble for legal or ethical issues, so knowing what for and how long ago should determine if you want to work with this attorney.
8. Can you provide references from previous clients?
It is a good resource to hear first hand how this lawyer has taken a case similar to yours and the outcome was good. It will give you the real estimate of time your case may take and what you can expect from your attorney.
Asking these 8 simple questions should help you find an attorney that will be well suited to represent your case. You will be able to determine their professionalism, experience, and first hand testimony.
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