When you have an accident or injury, it can be a daunting prospect to find the right personal injury attorney for you and your needs. This video outlines the questions that you want to be sure to ask before making your final decision on which attorney you should invest in.
1. Are they licensed?
First and foremost, you need to find out if the attorney in question is not only licensed but that they are actually licensed to legally practice in the state where your injury occurred. The video notes that seeing an advertisement for personal injury attorneys does not mean that they can automatically take your case.
2. Who will you have direct contact with?
In some instances, you will be working with a case manager, rather than the attorney themself. Often, a case manager or paralegal will have many years of experience. On the other hand, you might prefer to work directly with your lawyer who will have a more in-depth knowledge of the law. Either way, you’ll want to know ahead of time who you’ll be communicating with.
3. Will they respond to you promptly?
Most attorneys will be upfront and tell you how long you can expect it to take to hear back from them, depending on their schedule, caseload, etc. It may influence your decision if you find out that you may have to wait longer.