When you hire a personal injury attorney, there are probably ten thousand questions going through your head at any one time. However, sometimes there are more pressing issues that you should be aware of in your case. Joe Knows Law always wants our clients to be completely informed about every step in their case. As such, we aim to provide resources and information to help you. Here are the top three things you should ask your personal injury attorney.
What Is Your Experience?
This would be a great question to ask your attorney before hiring them for your case. When you are injured, you want an experienced attorney on your side. Many attorneys advertise personal injury as an area of expertise, but they lack the requisite knowledge and experience to back up their claim. Ask your attorney specifically about their knowledge regarding personal injury.
What Do You Charge?
You need to know how your personal injury attorney will charge you. Most attorneys charge on a contingent fee basis. That means if you win, your attorney takes a percentage out of your settlement to pay for their fees. If you lose, you don’t owe your attorney anything. Look over your attorney’s fee agreement thoroughly before signing.
What Do You Need From Me?
While attorneys can do most everything for your personal injury case, sometimes they need help from you. They may ask you for a statement about what happened when you were injured. They may ask you to sign medical release forms so they can access your medical records. Think of you and your attorney as a team working to get you the compensation you deserve.