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4 Important Questions to Ask When Hiring a Personal Injury Attorney

May 5th, 2020 Personal Injury
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When you’ve been injured in an accident, you may be overwhelmed. You want to take action but aren’t sure where to start. A qualified personal injury attorney can help you fight for the compensation that you deserve. But how do you know if your attorney is qualified? Here are some important questions that you should ask to help you make the right choice when selecting a personal injury lawyer.

  1. Does the attorney mainly practice in the area(s) of law relevant to your claim?

Your attorney should have extensive experience in the area(s) of law around which your case revolves. An attorney may be a fantastic divorce lawyer, but if you are looking for someone to help you with damages caused by your car accident, they may not be the right fit. The attorney’s case history will indicate what types of cases they primarily handle. Look for a lawyer who specifically handles personal injury claims.

  1. Has the attorney handled cases like this one in the past, and were there favorable outcomes?

If your attorney has not had a case similar to yours, there is a good chance that they are not the right fit. However, if they have had similar cases, it is important to know how they were resolved. Although every case is different, a history of favorably resolved cases with similar facts is a good sign.

  1. How long does the attorney think it will take to resolve my claim?

One of the most important things to consider when choosing an attorney is whether or not their promises or goals align with your expectations. Having an idea of how long the attorney believes your case will take to resolve can be extremely informative. Although it is impossible for an attorney to know exactly how long your case will take, they should be able to give you an estimate based on their past experience.

  1. Can I do anything to improve the outcome of my case?

It is difficult to determine the value of a claim without taking several factors into account. However, your attorney may have a number of suggestions for things that you can do. They may request that you speak with doctors, continue physical therapy, or talk to investigators. The right attorney for you will have suggestions and tips for how you can help your claim or case, while they do the heavy lifting.

An Experienced Personal Injury Attorney Can Help

If you or a loved one has been injured due to another’s negligence, it can result in serious consequences. The experienced personal injury attorneys at Daggett Shuler understand the physical, emotional, and financial toll that such injuries can take on you and your family. We want to help you to move forward. Call us at 336-724-1234 for a free consultation.

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