If you find yourself in a car crash and need to procure a car accident lawyer, it’s a good idea to first interview several attorneys. The goal is to root out which one would be best for your specific case. As per that goal, today we’re going to review pivotal questions that you should ask a car accident lawyer.
Do I Have A Case?
When you first speak with the attorney, quickly lay out your case and then ask whether or not you have one capable of being won in a court of law. If four out of five lawyers you speak to say that you don’t have a case, then you probably don’t have much of a chance of winning it.
How Much Time Will It Take?
This is important because you need to know how long it will take for you to get the compensation needed for you to cover your expenses. This will also determine the route of your case, i.e., whether you should take it to court or just negotiate a fair settlement with the insurance company.
Do You Have Experience?
Never assume a purported car accident lawyer actually knows what he or she is doing. Don’t just ask him or her to cite past cases. Also see if you can talk to former clients. The goal is to collect as much information as humanely possible about said car accident lawyer. The more information you acquire, the better.
How Much Will I Get?
The game of law is one of competition. Ask every single lawyer how much settlement money he or she thinks possible. Typically, you want to choose the attorney that promises the maximum compensation. Make sure, however, that you weigh the potential compensation against the fees the attorney charges. The goal is to strike the perfect balance of compensation and fees.