The selection of a personal injury attorney influences the success rate of your case. It is recommended to schedule an initial consultation meeting before hiring a Los Angeles injury attorney. Mostly the first meeting is free of charge and provides you a chance to evaluate the attorney’s background, qualification and success rate.
Although you never hired an attorney, this interview session helps you out to find out is one the right lawyer for your case? Moreover, how an attorney patiently hears your case and how one answer your questions can give you an idea about the lawyer. There are diverse numbers of question that can be asked from a legal representative, but some of the significant are listed below:
Background & Experience
You can begin your evaluation by asking some questions related to the attorney’s background and experience. This may include;
- From where and when did you complete your high secondary or graduation?
- How long you have been practicing personal injury law in Los Angles?
- What type of cases you handle?
- What percentage of personal injury cases do you resolve every year?
- Have you joined any associations or professional organizations? And which one is that?
Legal Viewpoint & Approach
You may ask following question to know the viewpoint and approach of an attorney:
- What style and approach do you use while handling injury cases?
- Can you give me an opinion about my case?
- What should I do?
Assessment of Your Case
Describe the details of your accident case and ask one about one’s opinion about your case and ask below mentioned questions:
- Do you frequently fight any personal injury case that is similar to mine?
- What is the probability of negotiating a settlement or avoiding a trial?
- What type of economic reward can I anticipate to obtain?
- Have you found any probable problems with my case?
If you get pleased with all answer you can ask one to handle your case.
Most of the Los Angeles injury attorneys work on contingency; it means no upfront money is charged; only a percentage of any financial award you receive is taken. So ask some question related to hiring cost:
- What is the estimated cost if I hire you?
- Do you charge a fee based on an hourly rate or a contingency fee?
- How much money left after your fees and expenses are deducted?
- Do you determine your charge based on the amount of the claim before or after operating expense is deducted?