If you have been injured at the hands of someone else’s negligence, it is important to take legal action to receive financial compensation for your suffering. The best way to ensure success for your claim is to hire an attorney to represent you. However, attorneys are not all considered equal. Some legal representation is better than others, and it is important to know what to look for if you are shopping for attorneys.
There are many important questions to ask your potential attorneys as you look for legal counsel. These questions can help you to determine whether an attorney is a right fit for your claim.
1. How Long Have You Been in Business?
You should look for legal representation with at least five years of experience. An attorney who is just starting out or has no experience in personal injury law can easily make mistakes that will cost you your settlement. Asking potential attorneys how long they have been representing clients helps you to ensure that they are qualified to help you.
2. What Is Your History and Track Record With Personal Injury Claims?
Try to find someone who has direct and specific experience in cases like yours. For example, if you are filing a medical malpractice claim, ensure that any potential attorneys have direct experience in medical malpractice. Even if an attorney has been practicing for many years, they will not be helpful to you if they do not have experience in personal injury law.
Having an attorney who has lots of experience but has never won the cases they represent does not bode well for your claim. For this reason, it is also important to talk about an attorney’s track record.
3. How Much Do You Charge?
Though some people are nervous about discussing finances, it is important that you do so. Not only does this give you a complete sense of the firm and its operations, but it also ensures that you can afford your representation. Though most attorneys charge a portion of the settlement, others do not. Having a conversation about finances puts you and your attorney on the same page.
4. How Will We Communicate?
Personal injury claims can take a while to complete. It is important that you understand how your attorney will get in touch with you about any questions, updates, or new information in your case. This is a good time to discuss communication preferences as well. You can let the attorney know if you prefer email over texting or calling, so they can abide by your preferences when possible.
Knowing your attorney’s communication methods will help to reassure you when there are lulls or setbacks in your case.
5. Do You Represent Insurance Companies?
While it is important for an attorney to know how to work with insurance companies in personal injury claims, it can hurt your case if they actively work to represent insurance companies. These corporations do not act in your best interest, and you do not want any risk of crossover between the company and your attorney. Your attorney should be steadfast in their representation of clients over insurance corporations.
Contact Lamar Law Office, LLC
Our team of expert attorneys has been representing clients in the Atlanta area for many years. No matter the type of personal injury claim you have, our team has 25+ years of combined experience to fight for your rights. We are here to help you through this difficult time and ensure that you feel confident about your claim.
For more information about our firm, our services, or how we can help you, please contact Lamar Law Office, LLC online.