What Questions To Ask A Personal Injury Attorney
Finding the right personal injury attorney for your case is one of the most important steps in the process of obtaining the compensation that you deserve after an accident. Asking the right questions during the interview process can help you determine which lawyer is best for your case. At the Gilde Law Firm, our experienced Houston personal injury attorneys are prepared to answer all your questions and provide a free consultation on your claim. To learn more, call or contact our office today.
How Long Have You Practiced?
You want a personal injury lawyer that has practiced for a number of years and has the experience you need to win your case. Years of experience often equate to a better knowledge of the area, the insurance companies involved, and what claims are worth in your area.
How Much is Focused on Personal Injury?
You also want an attorney that is solely focused on personal injury law. Some lawyers are generalists that practice in many different areas of the law, but you want someone who is specialized in the intricacies of personal injury in Texas. This ensures that they are up to date on the latest laws governing your claim and have dedicated the time necessary to develop top tier skills for your case.
How Much Time Will it Take to Resolve My Case?
After an accident, many injury victims face serious financial strains. Resolving a case quickly is paramount for many people, and if this is the case for your claim it is important to know how long a lawyer anticipates the case to take. Depending on the details of the case, their caseload, and other factors this amount of time could vary substantially between attorneys.
What is Your Success Rate at Trial?
When insurance companies refuse to settle a case, the claim must go to trial. You want a lawyer that has tried cases like yours and has been successful in court. Do not be afraid to ask specific questions about how well a lawyer has done in court as well as how often their cases go all the way to trial.
Who Will Handle My Case?
It is also important to know who will be handling the case if you agree to be represented by a firm. In some cases, the lawyer that you speak with at the initial interview is not the lawyer who will be handling the case. You should know if your case will be handed off to another attorney and what their track record is of success.
What is My Case Worth?
Lastly, you should ask every personal injury attorney that you talk to what they believe your claim is worth. It is important that you and a potential personal injury lawyer for your case are on the same page about what to expect in terms of compensation. While this should not be the only consideration when choosing a lawyer, their answer to this question should be considered if their response is far lower than what you anticipated.
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To learn more, call or contact the Gilde Law Firm in Houston today to schedule a free consultation of your case.