If you have been injured in an accident, you are likely considering hiring a personal injury attorney to help you get financial compensation for your injuries. Here in Florida, you’ll find plenty of law firms that handle personal injury cases, so how do you decide which firm is best for you? First, you’ll want to start with an important consultation, which most lawyers provide free of charge. This will give you the opportunity to discuss the important details of your case to determine your chances of success in court. You’ll also have the chance to ask the attorney some probing questions to get a better sense of how the legal process will work. Here are some of the most important questions to ask the attorney to find the best fit for your case.
What Types of Cases Do You Typically Handle?
Personal injury law is a broad category that encompasses a variety of possible legal scenarios. While some attorneys in this area take on all types of injury cases, others specialize in particular categories of accidents and injuries. Specific cases can include car accidents, product liability, sexual abuse, and slip-and-falls, to name a few. You should look for a new lawyer with experience in dealing with cases similar to yours. This will ensure they have the skill and expertise to give you the best possible representation in settlement negotiations and in court, if the need arises.
How Many Attorneys Will Be Working on the Personal Injury Case?
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With some law firms, you’ll have one attorney focusing on your case, while at others, each case is handled by a team of client lawyers. For you, this will likely be a matter of personal preference. When you have multiple lawyers working on your behalf, it will be easier for you to get in touch with someone if you have important questions or additional information to provide. However, you may not form close relationships with any one attorney, which may make you feel less comfortable with your case. With a single attorney, you’ll have someone who is dedicated to your case and committed to building that relationship with you. On the other hand, they’ll likely be handling other cases as well, so you may have to wait to get in touch at times. You’ll need to evaluate your options and consider your personal preferences to determine which structure makes the most sense for you.
What Are the Chances of Success in My Personal Injury Case?
Most personal injury attorneys will be reluctant to give you a definitive answer about the possible legal success of your case, as there are no guarantees. However, a lawyer likely won’t accept your case if they don’t believe it has at least some chance of success. Many personal injury lawyers charge their fees on a contingency basis. This means that they only collect payment if you receive a legal settlement. Their fees come out of the money you receive, so if you lose the case, they don’t get paid. Be sure to ask about the fee structure in your initial consultation. This way you know what to expect in terms of payment and case expenses.
How Often Do Your Attorneys Take Cases to Trial?
Many personal injury cases reach settlement without having to go to court trial. This is often the goal of personal injury lawyers. Settling out of court is a great option. You receive a settlement to compensate for your injuries without the added stress, time, and money of going to trial. However, if you are unsatisfied with the initial settlement offer, going to trial can help get additional legal compensation you deserve. So, your attorney should be ready and willing to go to court if necessary. If an attorney seems reluctant to go to court, you may wish to search for someone who is more dedicated. Search for an attorney that will work to get you the best possible results. Steer clear of someone trying to rush your legal case and who is just trying to get it to close quickly.
Trust Andrew Pickett Law for Your Personal Injury Case
Our firm is more than happy to review your case during a free, no-obligation consultation. We’ll take the time to answer all of your questions to ensure you are fully comfortable working with us.
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