4 Key Questions to Ask an Injury Lawyer

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(Newswire.net — February 24, 2022) — Have you suffered injuries and financial losses in an accident because of someone’s fault or recklessness? In tort states like Nevada, you can claim compensation from the at-fault party. Examples of personal injury cases include medical malpractice, nursing home abuse, slip & fall accidents, auto accidents, and dog bites. Although not necessary or mandatory by law, lawyering up is a wise idea in such circumstances. If you are meeting injury lawyers for the first time, make sure that you ask these four key questions. 

“What do you think of my case?”

A skilled attorney should give you an overview of what to expect from your injury case. Before anything else, they will check the primary evidence to determine if you have a valid claim in the first place. They will also talk about the aspects that can influence the outcome of your case. Remember that even top lawyers cannot promise a perfect settlement amount. 

“How much will it cost to hire you?”

The cost of hiring an attorney depends on several factors, but you don’t have to pay an upfront fee. PI lawyers usually charge a contingency fee, which is a discussed part of the final settlement. Experienced attorneys can charge on the higher side, but the contingency fee generally ranges between 25% and 40%. Lawyers must also spend on other things like investigation, which you must pay for. Getting an estimate in advance is always a good idea. 

“What can you tell me about your experience?”

The experience of an attorney is key to winning your injury case. PI lawyers often deal with certain types of cases more frequently in their practice. For instance, if you want to sue a hospital for surgical errors, you need a PI lawyer specializing in medical malpractice cases. Specific experience and expertise always come in handy. Ask the attorney if they have handled and worked on similar cases. 

“Will you work on my case? If not, can I meet my attorney?”

It is not unusual for lawyers to assign their cases to other attorneys working for the same personal injury law firm. Ask the attorney if they will work on your case directly. Regardless of that, you should be able to get updates from your lawyer and must have access to their office. Don’t shy away from asking about the experience and profile of the lawyer assigned to your case. 

Get an attorney soon after the accident.