Should you hire a personal injury attorney?

Hiring an attorney to represent you in the event of a personal injury can be a bit overwhelming. Here is a guide for the kinds of information you should seek in making that decision.

  1. Has the attorney ever represented someone with your particular issue before? Or if not, has he/she worked in similar areas?
  2. What is his/her success rate in these kinds of cases?
  3. How long has this attorney been in the practice of personal injury?
  4. Who will handle your case? Will it be this attorney, or a team of attorneys?
  5. What is your attorney’s role within his/her firm? Is the person a partner, associate?
  6. Is there any potential conflict between your case and any other cases he/she or the firm may be working on?
  7. What is the fee structure? Is it a combination of expenses plus a contingency?
  8. What is the length of time your attorney estimates to complete the case?
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