Accidents are, by their nature, accidental—that is, often happen without warning, leaving victims reeling from the impact it makes on their lives. If you’ve just experienced an accident not of your own doing and aren’t sure about how to proceed, you can’t go wrong with hiring a lawyer. But how do you know if an attorney is the one you should hire for your case? Below are a few questions you should ask a lawyer before hiring them.
- What area/s of the law do you specialize in?
- Have you handle a case similar to mine in the past?
- Do you have an expected timeline for resolving this case?
Obviously, you wouldn’t go to a corporate lawyer for a case involving a personal injury accident. You need someone with experience in this particular niche of the law, one with the skill and know-how to negotiate with insurance companies to obtain fair compensation for your injuries.
Naturally, you should also check an attorney’s track record when handling personal injury cases. Has the lawyer come across a case that’s similar to yours, and if so, how did it turn out? While past performance is no guarantee of success, it should improve your odds of having favorable results.
It’s common for medical bills and missed paychecks to follow after an accident. As such, it’s important to have an estimate of how long a lawyer can resolve your case and obtain a favorable settlement. If push comes to shove, your case may even result in a trial, which will even take longer. For more insights on the advantages of working with an attorney for your case, see how Barrus Injury Lawyers can help you. Call us at (210) 593-8709 to get started.