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Interview Your Injury Lawyer: 7 Questions to Ask Before Hiring

Interview Your Injury Lawyer: 7 Questions to Ask Before Hiring

Securing compensation for injuries or other losses after an accident is challenging. Hiring an experienced accident attorney to represent your interests and negotiate with the insurance company may be necessary.

At Fetterman & Associates, P.A., we believe informed clients are best.

To be informed, you need to know whom to hire and what to look for when trying to find an attorney.

Some questions you should ask when trying to find the right attorney for your case can be found here.

What Do You Charge for Your Legal Services?

Most personal injury attorneys will work on a contingency fee basis. This means that you do not have to pay any money unless they help you recover monetary damages for your case.

With this type of payment agreement, there is no need to pay legal fees up front. Instead, your attorney will receive a fixed percentage of your money when the case is concluded. This percentage will often range between 20% and 40% (this can vary).

If the Case Is Unsuccessful, Do You Have to Pay Court Costs?

Sometimes, personal injury attorneys will charge you for case-related costs they cover as part of their representation. You should find out if you will have to repay these costs if your case is unsuccessful.

How Long Has the Attorney Been Practicing in the Personal Injury Law Arena?

It is important to make sure that you find and hire an attorney who has several years of experience handling cases like yours.

You should carefully consider if you want to hire a lawyer who provides several different types of legal services. In some situations, this will mean they don’t know enough about personal injury law to provide you with quality representation.

Has the Attorney Tried a Case Like Yours Before?

Finding an attorney with personal injury experience is smart; however, it is also a good idea to find one who has tried cases like yours in the past. This is an important factor and one you should not forget to ask about.

When the attorney tells you about the cases they have represented in the past, find out how they compare to yours. You should also ask about the outcome of these cases. All this matters when choosing an attorney for your situation.

Hire the Right Attorney for Your Personal Injury Case

As you can see, there are more than a few factors to consider when it comes to hiring an attorney for your personal injury case. The questions here will give you a good start to finding the right attorney for your needs.

If you want to make the decision easy, be sure to contact us at Fetterman & Associates, P.A. We are here to help personal injury clients and ensure they get the compensation they deserve.

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