Unless you are extremely unlucky or live life on the edge, when you walk into the office of a personal injury law firm, it probably will be the first time you ever did so. Lots of questions will go through your mind as you are anxious to find out what will happen next. You may feel a little tense and you may forget all the questions you had when you were driving to the attorney’s office.
One of the smartest things you can do before visiting a personal injury attorney is to put together any information or documentation you may have regarding your situation and then write down a list of questions you want to ask the personal injury lawyer when you get to his or her office.
Let the attorney explain to you the basic process and then bring out your list of questions. You don’t really have to read them word for word from your paper, just use your notes to remind you of the various issues you want to discuss. Depending on your understanding of your legal rights and familiarity with legal procedures, you may have just a few technical questions or a host of more general issues that you need explained. Your attorney will be more than happy to go over any and all questions that you may have.
One of the first questions that most people have when they sit down with their attorney for the first time is whether or not they have a case and how good a chance they have of winning. No attorney is ever going to tell you that you absolutely can not lose and you are guaranteed a six figure settlement, but they will say something like you have a very good case and that they feel confident you will win. You can feel pretty confident that you have a good case if your personal injury lawyer agrees to take your case. Unless he or she strongly believes that they can win the case, they would not take it because they get paid on contingency.
Another question to ask is how long the case will take. Some big and complicated cases can take several years to settle, while a straightforward auto accident case can be settled in less than two weeks. You might have questions about what to do with medical bills or other bills that are piling up because you can’t work and your attorney will try to provide you with some good advice that will calm your worries.
As the client, you have the right to ask questions at anytime during your case.If you want to know why it is taking so long, call the law office and get an answer. Don’t get too agitated because you sometimes need patience before you ultimately receive the settlement you deserve.
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