Questions to Ask During a Personal Injury Lawyer Interview
Making the decision to hire a lawyer after an accident can mean the difference between getting the compensation you deserve for your injuries or suffering financially without it. The final step in in this process is scheduling interviews with potential attorneys to determine which lawyer is right for you. There are some critical questions that you should ask in each interview that may help you decide whether that lawyer is the best for your case. At Mitch Grissim & Associates, our team of dedicated Nashville personal injury attorneys is here to answer all your questions and zealously advocate for your interests after an accident. To learn more, call or contact our office today for a free consultation.
Do You Specialize in Personal Injury Law?
The first question you should ask is whether the lawyer specializes in personal injury law or generally practices in a number of different areas. You want an attorney with a specialized practice who dedicates themselves completely to personal injury cases. Furthermore, you should ask each lawyer whether they have experience with your type of personal injury claim and the results of those cases.
How Often Have You Gone to Trial? What were the Results?
Some personal injury lawyers do not like going to court and will try hard to settle cases before trial even if it means that their client does not get the full and fair compensation they deserve. Be sure to ask each potential lawyer how often they have taken a personal injury case to trial, and what was the outcome of each case?
How Long Do You Think My Case Will Take to Resolve?
You want a lawyer that will resolve your case efficiently and effectively, getting you the compensation you deserve for your injuries and doing so in a timely manner. If a lawyer estimates a far greater timeline than other attorneys you interview, it may be an issue.
Can You Provide Me with Referrals?
Every good personal injury attorney should be able to provide you with referrals to past clients that are satisfied with the attorney’s work. If a lawyer cannot give you referrals you should be suspicious about their ability to handle your case well.
What is Your Fee Structure?
Finally, inquire about the lawyer’s fee structure for your case. The majority of personal injury attorneys operate on a contingency basis, which means that they do not get paid unless you get compensation for your case, but some lawyers request a retainer upfront for personal injury cases. If a lawyer wants a retainer up front, be sure to ask specifically what it will be used for in your case.
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At Mitch Grissim & Associates, our team prides itself on our top tier legal advocacy and transparency with our clients at every step of the legal process. To learn more about the wide range of legal services offered to our clients suffering from personal injuries, call the office or contact us today to schedule a free consultation of your claims.