Personal Injury Lawyer | Questions to Ask Your Lawyer

Personal Injury Lawyer | If you are planning to pursue an injury claim, take the process of selecting the best personal injury attorney you can find seriously. Choosing the wrong attorney can end badly for your health and your finances. Choosing the right one will help improve your chances of recovering everything you are entitled to.

How do you make the right choice? What are the characteristics of a good personal injury lawyer?

To make an informed decision, you need to ask the right questions. The following guidelines will help you find the best personal injury attorney to suit your needs.

Question #1: What areas of the law do you specialize in?

Focus your search on lawyers that don’t spread themselves too thin across many legal fields. Look for a firm that specializes in cases like yours. That way, you’ll get quality counsel from an attorney thoroughly familiar with the laws and processes pertaining to your injury case.

Question #2: How many cases like mine have you handled?

Every licensed attorney may have an adequate level of competence in their respective field(s), but experience is what distinguishes exceptional attorneys. Choose a lawyer with a history of handling similar cases. Usually lawyers will have a case result section on their website so you can get this information easily.

Question #3: Have you taken many cases to trial? What were the results?

Cases can’t always be settled. So it’s important the lawyer you select has trial experience. The right lawyer should be able to cite past trial results.

Question #4: How often will I get updates about my case? Can I contact you directly whenever I have a question or concern?

Close and constant attorney-client communication is essential for a successful claim. Exceptional injury attorneys keep the communication line open during the case.

Question #5: How many cases are you handling at the moment?

An attorney that takes on too many cases often finds themselves behind the ball regularly. Check to see what the attorney’s caseload is like and ask if they have adequate support staff.

Question #6: Who will be working on my case?

Find out who will be working on your case. Well-respected lawyers generally have a dynamic paralegal staff. Ask to meet the staff.

Question #7: What are your fees and how are they calculated?

Make sure you understand your payment responsibilities before you hire a lawyer. Most personal injury attorneys work on a contingent-fee basis, meaning your fee is based on a percentage of the recovery.

Since 1989, the personal injury lawyers of Clekis Law Firm have been representing injured people and their families in Charleston and throughout the Low Country. At the Clekis Law Firm our clients always come first. If you or a loved one has suffered a serious personal injury due to the negligence of another, don’t be victimized twice. You need someone on your side to help you with your personal injury case and obtain the fair and reasonable compensation that you deserve. Call Clekis at 843.779.1160!

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7 replies
  1. Charlotte Fleet
    Charlotte Fleet says:

    I agree with you that it is important to choose an attorney that has handled many cases similar to yours. My older brother needs to hire a personal injury attorney since he was hurt in a car accident two nights ago. I will make sure that he finds one that has a lot of experience with cases similar to his accident.

  2. Eli Richardson
    Eli Richardson says:

    I’m glad you talked about the importance of checking a lawyer’s background before hiring one. Recently, one of my cousins suffered from an accident at his job. He’s not going back to work for a few weeks, and I think he should get some compensation to help with his medical bills, so I’ll be sure to share this article with him. Thanks for the advice on how to find a lawyer for your needs.

  3. rachel frampton
    rachel frampton says:

    My sister would like to hire a personal injury lawyer that will be able to help her out because she got into a serious car accident. Well, you made a pretty good point that it would be best to hire an experienced lawyer who has handled several cases. We’ll keep in mind to ask about their caseloads too.

  4. Eli Richardson
    Eli Richardson says:

    It’s great that you talked about how it’s important to ask about a lawyer’s field of expertise when hiring one. Recently, one of my friends mentioned he got involved in an accident, and he wants to file a complaint. I believe my friend needs to consult a lawyer first, so I’ll be sure to tell him about it and share this article too. Thanks for the information on personal injury lawyers and their best qualities.

  5. Lawyer4Help
    Lawyer4Help says:

    These are the question that one should ask to lawyer beforehand..and can you suggest when is the time to ask such question or what is the best way to ask –whether we ask it directly or do our own research ?

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