When you are considering hiring any kind of lawyer, you are going to want to make sure you are very thorough when it comes to the questions you ask them regarding their general practices. When you are hiring a personal injury lawyer, this is even more important as you have already suffered enough and you want to make sure you are going to get the results and the settlement you think you are entitled to. In order to do this, there are some specific questions you should ask your potential personal injury lawyer before you agree to hire them. In this two-part blog post, we will give you a better idea of what these questions are and why each of them is important.

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  1. “Does your firm have experience in personal injury law?”

    You clearly wouldn’t want a divorce lawyer or a bankruptcy attorney handling your personal injury case. You may be wondering why. After all, isn’t a lawyer a lawyer, regardless of what their speciality is? Absolutely not. The likelihood of you winning your case goes down significantly the less experience your lawyer has in the personal injury arena. When you are searching for a lawyer to take on your personal injury case, make sure the law office you hire is well versed in personal injury claims and has a good idea of how to win the case before it ever begins.

  2. “How important is customer service to your law firm?”

    Being able to get in touch with your lawyer can bring you a lot of peace of mind. On the contrary, not being able to get into contact with your lawyer when you need to can cause a great deal of stress. Ensure that the law office you are considering knows the importance of being available to their clients.

  3. “How long has your office been taking on personal injury cases?”

    This question can be asked in conjunction with your first question. Not only should whether or not they practice personal injury law be a factor, but the amount of time they have been doing it can also give you a bit more confidence in your lawyer. After all, an attorney with over a decade of experience in the personal injury arena is likely to know more than someone who has only been practicing it for a year or two.

  4. “Will you represent me in court if required?”

    Most attorneys will do all they can to stay out of the actual courtroom. This means they will attempt to settle a case if it is at all possible. However, in the case that the defendant refuses to settle, you need to know you lawyer will continue to fight for you in court.

Check back to the Alex Hernandez Trial Law blog soon for the second part of this post and more questions to ask your personal injury lawyer. We are more than happy to help you discover all the tricks of the trade to ensure you get the settlement you are seeking!