If you are considering hiring a personal injury lawyer, what questions should you consider asking?
A personal injury can occur at anytime and anywhere, if you have suffered an injury your first course of action should be to seek medical treatment. After that, the next step is to meet with a personal injury lawyer to discuss the situation in depth.
Once you schedule a meeting, the lawyer will generally have a number of questions to ask you. You should also have a number of questions prepared as well, here is a list of 5 potential questions to ask you lawyer.
- Are my injuries serious enough to sue? Depending on the situation, you may not have the right to sue another individual for your injuries. However, if you injury has worsened or been neglected from the other person, a personal injury claim is entirely possible. A personal claim might also be possible if you were injured as a result of your mistakes.
- When is it too late to sue for my injuries? This depends on the laws in the state you were injured in and the extent of your injury. In Massachusetts, you have 3 years’ time to file a personal injury claim. Failure to file a statute of limitations during the allotted time period may result in the inability to recover from the injuries.
- How much is cost of my case? This number in general is hard to determine for your attorney. Based on their past experience, we find it best to determine the cost after the medical treatment has been completed.
- How do I pay you? Most personal injury lawyers today agree to work on a contingency fee basis. What this means is the lawyer will not be paid upfront but will take a percentage of any potential recovery. It is imperative you discuss thoroughly the details of the arrangement, including expenses and fees.
- Have you had any personal injury cases similar to mine? Though there is no guarantee that a personal injury lawyer will have the same success from prior cases, hiring an attorney with past experience that is successful will make your case more likely to be successful.