If you find yourself in a situation where you need to hire a personal injury attorney you want to be prepared. You want a qualified professional who can ensure that if you are eligible for compensation, you receive it. You are seeking an attorney that can help you understand your options and guide you through the litigation process.
To hire the appropriate legal counsel you should ask the following questions:
- What area of law do you practice?
Experience is an important factor when you are searching for an attorney. You should not go to an attorney who does not focus their practice on personal injury work. Different lawyers usually specialize in different areas of the law and have specialized skills related to those areas.
- Have you taken cases similar to this one in the past?
All legal situations are different; however, you want to seek an attorney who has handled similar cases before. Certain attorneys may only practice personal injury law part-time, or may not have many success stories. Don’t be afraid to ask about your potential attorney’s previous cases.
- How long will it take to solve my case?
It is reasonable to wonder how long your case will take. If you have medical bills related to your incident you want to be compensated as soon as possible. No attorney can give you an exact time frame; however, an experience attorney can give you an accurate estimate.
- How can I help to improve my chances of a successful case?
Your attorney is trying to help you and there are many ways you can help him/her do so. If needed, your attorney may want you to talk to doctors, witnesses and investigators that are relevant to your case.
- Do you have references from other clients?
Client references can be a good indicator of what you can expect from an attorney. Ask your potential attorney if they have any references that you can reach out to or testimonials they can read.
At Gower Reddick we know experience is key, and have countless victories to prove that we can get you the compensation you deserve. We seek to protect those people who are seriously affected by the inaction of the other people or entities. Call us at (616) 920-6565 and set up a consultation today.