During your initial consultation, you may ask whether a firm handles cases like yours, how much they charge, and what settlements or verdicts they have won in the past.
There are many questions that you can ask a law firm during your first consultation. These are some of the most important ones.
Criteria for Choosing a Personal Injury Attorney
You should have specific criteria when seeking a lawyer. The questions that you ask during a consultation will help you understand if a firm is right for you.
You may seek a personal injury attorney who:
Handles Cases Like Yours
If an attorney’s practice area aligns with your case type, then they can help. You should ask how many cases like yours they have handled and inquire about their case results.
Is Familiar with Your Area
There are important differences between legal jurisdictions. The lawyer that you hire for your case should handle cases in the jurisdiction where your accident occurred.
Can Provide a Clear Plan for Your Case
The more that you know about a lawyer’s plan for your case, the better you may feel trusting your case to them. A comprehensive case strategy also shows that a lawyer is invested in your case.
Does Not Charge up Front for Their Services
Personal injury firms like ours do not charge clients up front. Clients only pay a fee if we win their case. The fee that clients pay comes from their financial recovery, not their own pocket.
If a personal injury lawyer asks you to pay an upfront or out-of-pocket fee, then you may consider hiring another firm that does not.
For a free legal consultation, call 404-214-2001
A Personal Injury Attorney Can Take the Burden Off of You
A key reason clients hire personal injury attorneys is convenience. Your attorney should take the burden of your legal case completely off of your hands.
You can ask how a personal injury lawyer from our firm can help during your free consultation. Some of the responsibilities that they should handle are:
Identification of Your Damages
Your lawyer should identify every damage that you experience. They may also obtain proof of those damages, including medical records and wage statements. They should determine the cost of each damage and project future expenses as necessary.
Dealings with Insurance Companies and Attorneys
Your case may involve some interaction with insurance companies and other attorneys. An attorney from our firm can handle these interactions, along with every other feature of your case.
Determination of Liability
Negligence and vicarious liability are two legal standards that all personal injury attorneys should be familiar with. Your lawyer should consider all other standards for liability that may apply to your case. Your lawyer may prove negligence by:
- Showing that the negligent party owed you a duty of care
- Proving that the negligent party violated their duty of care in some way
- Making a causal link between their negligent behavior and your damages
The American Bar Association (ABA) explains that negligence makes parties liable for damages that they cause.
Vicarious liability renders one party responsible for another’s acts. When an employee causes harm to another person, for example, then their employer may also bear legal responsibility for the damages.
Negotiation of Compensation
Generally, personal injury attorneys try to negotiate settlements for their clients, but they can also take legal action. If they can reach a fair settlement, you will be able to secure compensation faster and without accruing court fees. Even attorneys for defendants may be motivated to reach a settlement.
An attorney from our firm can represent you during settlement talks. They can present relevant evidence, documentation, and testimony during negotiations.
Call Kaine Law Today for All of Your Legal Needs
Kaine Law is prepared for all of your questions. We have secured settlements and verdicts for clients with a variety of personal injury cases. Our team provides free consultations, during which we can provide information about our firm. This is also your opportunity to clarify any concerns or questions that you have about your case.
Call Kaine Law today at (404) 214-2001 for your free case review. We can help you pursue justice.