What to Ask a Personal Injury Lawyer

May 20, 2021 | Personal Injury

Being hurt in an accident can throw your entire life off balance. The road to recovery may be paved with high medical bills, lost wages from your job, and frustrating talks with stubborn insurance companies.

If you’ve been hurt in an accident caused by someone else, an experienced personal injury lawyer can help you seek compensation and maximize the value of your claim. But how do you find the right law firm with the best lawyer to meet your needs?

Here’s your answer: By asking the right questions.

Most personal injury law firms offer free initial consultations with prospective clients. This allows the lawyer to determine whether the client has a viable legal claim, but it has another vital purpose. It gives the client a chance to interview the attorney to see if they are a good fit.

Continue reading to learn what to ask a personal injury lawyer before hiring them. If you have specific questions about your case, an attorney from Earl & Earl, PLLC can answer them in a free case review. Call us today.

Do I Need a Personal Injury Lawyer?

You might need a personal injury lawyer if you were hurt due to another party’s recklessness. Examples of common personal injury claims in Colorado include car accidents, slip and fall incidents, or injuries caused by defective products.

There are cases where a personal injury attorney may not be necessary. For example, a fender bender with no injuries can probably be settled sufficiently without legal help. But if you were hurt in an accident where someone suffered serious injuries, died, or you are struggling to get a fair settlement from an insurer, it’s time to talk to a personal injury lawyer.

How Do I Find an Attorney?

You can get the names and contact information of numerous personal injury attorneys and law firms through a quick Internet search. However, you might consider narrowing the field of attorneys and firms that you would consider hiring by asking family and friends for referrals to personal injury attorneys they have worked with in the past. Alternatively, you can use the Colorado Bar Association’s Find a Lawyer service.

Questions to Ask Your Potential Personal Injury Lawyer

Here are some questions to ask a potential personal injury attorney:

  • How long have you practiced law?
  • What percentage of your practice focuses on personal injury cases?
  • Have you handled cases similar to mine?
  • Can you get started now?
  • How long do you think it will take to resolve my case?
  • Do you think my case will go to trial? How often do you try cases, and how many of those have you won?
  • How much do you think my case is worth?
  • Who will be handling my case?
  • What are your fees?
  • Will I have to pay case expenses if I don’t receive any compensation?
  • What will I be expected to do to help with the case?
  • Could you provide references?

Is Earl & Earl Right for Me?

Earl & Earl, PLL is committed to providing high-quality legal services that focus on results and building personal relationships with clients. At our firm, you will:

  • Always work directly with the attorneys handling your case, not a legal assistant.
  • Always receive prompt responses to your phone calls and emails.
  • Receive an individualized, strategic approach to your case that works toward meeting your needs and goals.
  • Get legal help with no upfront cost to you. We only get paid if we win compensation on your behalf.

You don’t deserve to suffer when someone else is to blame. Let us work to restore your personal and financial wellbeing. Call or contact us today for a free consultation.