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8 Important Questions to Ask When Seeking a Personal Injury Lawyer

After receiving a personal injury due to a car crash or as the result of someone else’s negligence, it’s important to hire a team of personal injury lawyers right away. Before hiring just anyone, however, it’s important to weigh out all the options and ask some important questions and then make a choice as to who will represent you and your case the best.

How many personal injury cases have they handled?

Experience is something that can’t be learned. The more cases a Utah lawyer has handled in Utah, the better because they will know all of the tricks of the trade, which can be beneficial to all clients.

Have they handled a similar lawsuit before?

If team of personal injury lawyers hasn’t handled a lawsuit similar to yours, they may not be the best equipped to handle it. If they have handled a similar one before, though, they are likely a good choice.

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Do they have time to work on your case now?

Do they have time to work on your case now?

One thing all lawyers are notorious for is biting off more than they can chew, and with statutes of limitation in place and time constraints, it’s best to ensure they have time to do the necessary work for your case before hiring.

Will they actually be the attorney handling your case?

If a paralegal or someone other than the desired team of personal injury lawyers meets with you during consultation, it is likely they will be handling some, if not all, of your case. Asking who will be handling it can ensure your case lands in the right hands.

Will your case actually go to trial?

If your attorney doesn’t think that your case will actually go to trial, it may be a waste of time to file the lawsuit in the first place.

What will your participation in the case be?

Knowing how often you should expect to be contacted, what your personal injury lawyers will need from you, and what will be expected of you can help avoid any uncertainties in what to expect.

What is their contingency fee?

A contingency fee means that there is no legal fee if there is no monetary recovery. This fee is usually anywhere from 25 to 40 percent, but can vary depending on lawyers and cases.

Will they get you more money than other attorneys? If so, why?

It’s crucial to ask if they are confident they will get you more money than any other lawyers in Utah could. Confidence is key, so make sure your potential attorney actually believes they can get you the most out of your case, and why they believe so.

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Rachel Wood is a law writer. Information provided by Adams Davis PC. Rachel writes for Fusion 360, an advertising agency in Utah. Find her on Google+.

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