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What Questions Should You Ask Your Lawyer in a Personal Injury Case?

If you have suffered injuries in an accident that you did not cause, you may be entitled to financial compensation. To find out what type of compensation you may be entitled to, it may be a good idea to talk with an attorney. What type of questions should you ask your attorney before deciding to use that person to represent you during the legal process?

What Are My Chances of Winning the Case?

An attorney is generally not allowed to give you any guarantees as it relates to your case. This is considered to be a breach of an attorney’s ethics. Professionals, like those at Hardee and Hardee LLP, know just how important this is. However, some lawyers may be able to give you an honest assessment of whether or not you have a legitimate shot of winning compensation.

How Long Will It Take to Resolve My Case?

Again, your attorney will not be able to give you a definite timeline as to how long it will take to resolve your case. What he or she may be able to tell you is that settling the case may speed up the legal process because it is less likely that someone will appeal what he or she has agreed to voluntarily. Most personal injury cases take anywhere from a few weeks to a few months to settle depending on whether both sides are willing to negotiate in good faith.

How Do You Charge for Your Services?

A personal injury attorney is usually paid after your win your case. If you don’t win your case, you are usually exempt from paying any legal fees. However, there may be additional fees or costs that you may be required to pay, and it is important that you know exactly when and how you will pay them.

What Is Your Track Record?

A good attorney will be able to point to several cases in which he or she won large financial awards for clients. What you should also be looking for is someone who shares your philosophy on how to proceed with the case as well as someone who is personable and easy to get along with.

Finding the right attorney is a key step in winning a personal injury case. To find the right attorney, you need to know what questions to ask during a consultation. By asking a mixture of questions about the attorney and the case itself, you can learn more about both the legal process and the person who may be helping you pursue justice.

Author’s Information: Bio: Rachelle Wilber is a freelance writer living in the San Diego, California area. She graduated from San Diego State University with her Bachelor’s Degree in Journalism and Media Studies. She tries to find an interest in all topics and themes, which prompts her writing. When she isn’t on her porch writing in the sun, you can find her shopping, at the beach, or at the gym. Follow her on Twitter and Facebook.

Bob Kraft

I am a Dallas, Texas lawyer who has had the privilege of helping thousands of clients since 1971 in the areas of Personal Injury law and Social Security Disability.

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