How to Choose the Right Personal Injury Lawyer
If you’re searching for a Chandler personal injury lawyer because of an accident or an injury that you sustained; it’s very important that you research thoroughly before choosing representation. It is not that one attorney is “better” or more educated than another; it’s simply that you need to work with someone who will treat you and your case with the proper level of respect and who will be completely committed to your success.
What to Ask Your Personal Injury Lawyer
In your search for the right personal injury lawyer, you’ll need to ask several questions, including:
Do you provide a free initial consultation?
A lawyer who will charge you for an initial consultation might not be the right choice; because a consultation will help both of you determine whether you’re a good fit for each other. One who charges an initial fee just for meeting and learning about your potential case might just be interested in money, not helping you through this difficult time.
How do you get paid?
Most people who have been injured tend to work with attorneys who get paid on a contingency basis. This means that the lawyer won’t make a dime unless you win your case. That’s good for two reasons: one, your lawyer will be financially motivated to help you win, and two, the attorney will probably not choose to take on your case unless she feels there is a good chance that you will win.
How much experience do you have in dealing with cases like mine?
Whether you’re suffering from a traumatic brain injury or you’re looking for compensation because of a defective medical device, you probably want to work with an attorney who has represented people in situations similar to yours. That’s not to say that another lawyer can’t represent you successfully; but it is nice to have someone who has experience in the same type of case. That goes for people whose children have suffered birth injuries, people who have been in car accidents and people who have fallen and gotten hurt, as well.
It’s also essential that you work with a personal injury lawyer who “gets” you… someone who can connect with you on a personal level and who won’t treat your case as just another file.
During your initial consultation, it’s okay to ask as many questions as you want. That’s what your lawyer is there for; she’ll actually welcome your questions, because at the same time, she’s trying to determine whether you’ll work well together.