Once you decide to pursue legal action for a serious illness or injury, you must now face the daunting task of hiring the right attorney. Choosing a personal injury attorney can be intimidating and overwhelming, but it doesn’t have to be. If you know the right questions to ask potential legal advocates, finding the right match for you can be much easier than you might imagine.
Before you decide to work with a personal injury attorney, be sure to ask the following questions:
1. What is your professional experience with cases like mine?
The very first thing you, as a client, need to know about an attorney is whether or not he or she is qualified to handle your case. Find out if the attorney you are meeting with is in good standing with their local bar, and find out what types of cases they typically handle. If, for example, you are dealing with a car accident case, you would do better to work with a lawyer who has experience and knowledge applicable to your specific situation.
2. What role would I play in this case?
As with any profession, each attorney handles their legal cases differently. Some attorneys like their clients to be as involved as possible, while others prefer to take the reins while their clients sit back. If you have a preference or if you want to know what your options are, make sure you discuss the possibilities with your attorney. Ask what they see happening in your professional relationship and ask what they need from you in order to give your case its greatest chance of success.
3. How do you want to handle my case?
The person you choose as your legal representative will spend a decent amount of time with you in the coming months, or even years. For that reason, you need to know that the two of you see eye to eye, at least on the essential matters. Before committing to an attorney, find out how they plan to approach your case, and ask them what kind of advice they’d like to give you. Do their goals for your case align with yours? Does the way they communicate with their clients work well with your own preferred methods? Find out as much as you can about their plans for your case so that you know exactly what to expect if you do decide to work with them.
4. What will your legal services cost me?
Before you can commit to an attorney, you need to know what their services will cost. Ask your potential lawyer, point blank, how their fees work and discuss any different financial options. At the Law Offices of Vic Feazell, we do not charge our clients a dime unless we win compensation on their behalf. However, not all attorneys provide the same guarantee.
Contact the Law Offices of Vic Feazell, P.C. today to discuss your case with our Austin personal injury attorneys.