Questions to Ask a Personal Injury Lawyer
Before hiring a personal injury lawyer to work on your case, it is important to know what kinds of questions you should ask to ensure that they are the best lawyer for the job. At Linley Welwood, we understand how having the right lawyer working on your case can make all the difference in the world. That is why our team has put together a list of questions to ask a personal injury lawyer before hiring them.
1. Do You Specialize in Personal Injury Law?
Similar to other professions, such as doctors, lawyers usually specialize in different areas of the law. Hiring a lawyer who specializes in personal injury law will help significantly improve the chances of winning your case because the lawyer will have specialized skills and training related to personal injury law.
2. Have You Handled Similar Cases Before?
Choosing to work with an experienced personal injury lawyer can make a huge difference in the overall outcome of your case. The more experience a lawyer and their firm have in handling cases similar to yours, the greater the chance that you will get the outcome and compensation you deserve.
3. How Many Personal Injury Cases Have You Taken to Trial?
While most personal injury cases can be settled outside of court, a lawyer who is willing to take your case to trial will often have the experience and leverage to push for a proper settlement. Hiring a lawyer who has the ability to defend your case in court can be critical in getting a positive and fair outcome for your case.
4. How Can I Improve the Chances of the Case Being Successful?
While many people often think that their lawyer will handle everything for them, your lawyer will most likely need you to see a number of different doctors, talk to investigators, and remain involved until the case is concluded.
5. Have You Ever Been Suspended from Practicing Law or Faced Disciplinary Action?
Most lawyers will not have been in any sort of disciplinary trouble, but, if they have, this might be a red flag. Make sure to find out what they did to get in trouble and why, as this might affect their ability to properly represent you.
If you would like to learn more questions to ask a personal injury lawyer, or if you are interested in our legal services for personal injury cases, please contact the law experts from Linley Welwood at 604-850-6640 or by filling out a contact form on our website.