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Top 3 Questions To Ask Before Hiring A Lawyer

Posted on 06/06/2013

If you’ve been injured in an accident, whether it’s in a car or at work, there are certain questions that you should ask before hiring a lawyer to represent you.

What experience do you have in this practice area?

If you are seeking a lawyer to represent you for a certain type of accident or injury, you’re going to want to ensure that the lawyer you hire is well-versed in that practice area. There are specific things that apply to different areas of the law so if your lawyer doesn’t have extensive experience with the area that your case falls into, you may pay the price.

How will I be charged for your services?

Many lawyers do not require any funds throughout the case. If lawyers charged for their services at the beginning of the case, fewer people would pursue legal action because not many people have extra funds lying around.

The lawyers at our office operate on a contingent fee. This means that we will not expect to get paid until after the case has settled, at which point the agreed upon amount at the start of the case (usually 1/3 of the settlement) is paid to the lawyer. If you do not win or receive a settlement, you are not required to pay your lawyer. Read more about contingent feesand how to pay your lawyer.

Who will I communicate with throughout the case?

When you agree to hire a lawyer to represent your case, part of the reason is that you feel comfortable with that individual and you trust them. That being said, after you agree to hire a lawyer, you will not want to be passed onto someone else throughout your case. We understand this which is why our lawyers are available to communicate with you and answer the questions that you will have every step of the way.

Hiring the RIGHT lawyer

When the time comes for you to hire a lawyer, we believe that you must feel confident in not only their legal skills but also be comfortable with their personality. You will spend a lot of time with your lawyer so it is important that you get along with them.

The lawyers at our office are very experienced in various practice areas, but also down-to-earth and understanding individuals. Just one step into our office and you’ll start to feel like family because that is the way we treat our clients.

To learn more about our lawyers, check out the Attorneys Bio tab on our website. To speak to one of our lawyers about your case and receive a free case evaluation, call 800.637.8170, or fill out the Contact form on our website.