Questions to Ask Potential Candidates Before Choosing Your Car Accident Representation
Although it may sound surprising coming from a lawyer, not every car accident requires hiring an attorney. In fact, in some cases, it may not be worth your time or money. A simple fender-bender, for example, can most likely be handled without too much resistance from the insurance company.
However, if you have suffered serious injuries that require expensive medical treatments, then you may experience a substantially different reaction from the insurers. In these cases, you should definitely contact an experienced attorney. He can not only help get you the rightful settlement that you deserve, but he’ll also ease your frustration and stress. After all, you’re trying to recover from a cataclysmic event, and the last thing you need is to fight with an overzealous insurance adjuster.
Nevertheless, if you decide that you do need an attorney, how do you decide what attorney will be best for you?
Asking Questions Will Help Secure the Right Representation
Ideally, to secure a strong injury claim, you should contact an attorney within a day or two of your accident. This way, you can get started on the case right away while it is fresh in your mind. Furthermore, you must remember that you need time to focus on your recovery while still gathering evidence of liability, police reports, contact information from any witnesses, and photos of property damage and any visible injuries. However, once you secure your attorney, he can gather the necessary evidence while working to ensure that all of your current and future financial, emotional, and physical losses are being thoughtfully considered. That leaves you with only one task: getting better from your ordeal.
Time isn’t your friend in these situations, so knowing what to look for in an attorney can be crucial. Of course you will want to make sure you hire someone who has specific expertise representing clients who have suffered injuries similar to yours. Of course you need to find someone you feel you can trust. But there are many other specific details you need to know when considering whom to hire.
When researching potential candidates keep these questions in mind. You can also have them handy to ask the attorney directly when you call or interview him:
- What kind of experience does he have with car accidents?
- Has he ever had a case similar to yours?
- When was the last vehicle accident case he handled?
- Will he personally handle your case?
- What is his retainer and fee policy?
- Will he be available for questions during the day, if needed?
- Does he have past client testimonials that you can read?
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