COMMONLY ASKED QUESTIONS
CHOOSING THE RIGHT LAWYER:
Q: What should I look for in a personal injury lawyer? Aren’t all lawyers the same?
A: All lawyers are not the same. If you are injured in an automobile collision or suffer physical or emotional harm as the result of another person's negligence, consult with an experienced attorney focusing on the area of personal injury law. There are many lawyers who claim to do personal injury, but not all lawyers are qualified to handle complex personal injury matters. When looking for the right attorney for your case, do not hesitate to ask whether the attorney specializes in personal injury and how many years experience they have specifically practicing personal injury law.
Q: How do I know which lawyer is best for me?
A: Choosing the right lawyer can be critical to the success of your personal injury case. Choosing an experienced personal injury lawyer is important. It is just as important to choose a lawyer who is a good fit for you. When consulting with a prospective lawyer, ask any and all questions you have and make sure you receive satisfactory answers. Make sure the lawyer is someone who understands your situation and can connect with you on a personal level. Although you don’t necessarily have to be friends, you must be confident in your attorney’s legal experience, knowledge and skill, and your ability to successfully work together.
Q: What are the keys to a good attorney-client relationship?
A: A successful attorney-client relationship is built on trust and cooperation. You must be able to trust your lawyer's advice, be confident your lawyer will protect your legal interests, and be assured your lawyer will successfully move your case forward to conclusion. Because personal injury cases often take months or even years to resolve, the attorney-client relationship is often a long term relationship. Just like any relationship, not all lawyers and clients are a good fit. Ask enough questions during your initial consultation to both determine the attorney's experience handling your type of case, and whether your personalities are a good match to form a successful professional relationship.