January 6, 2023
Questions To Ask a Personal Injury Attorney
Choosing the right personal injury attorney is key to the success of your claim. If you’re seeking compensation for medical bills, lost wages, property damage, and more, you need to be confident in the lawyer you’ve chosen to work with.
At Bey & Associates, we invite all clients and potential clients to bring us any questions they have about their case or the legal process of recovering compensation for a preventable injury. If you know that you need answers but aren’t sure what to ask, we’ve compiled a list of questions to ask a personal injury attorney. We hope that you will find this information helpful in your search for a lawyer who will fit the needs of your case.
Questions To Ask Your Personal Injury Attorney
Only work with an attorney who is willing to answer any and all questions you have. Don’t worry about whether your lawyer has an immediate answer to your question. Instead, focus on whether they seem open and receptive to your questions. If an attorney says they will need to research an answer to your question, it shows that they are striving to provide you with the most accurate information possible.
Below you’ll find questions to ask at a variety of points during your personal injury claim process.
Questions To Ask at Your Free Consultation
We recommend preparing questions ahead of your first meeting. More questions may come to you during this meeting, so be sure to bring your list of questions, paper, and a pen or pencil to write down any notes.
As a jumping-off point, try asking the following questions:
- Does my case have a legal standing?
- Have you handled cases similar to mine in the past? What was the outcome?
- What are my alternatives to going to court?
- What are your legal fees, and when do you collect them?
- What evidence do I need to support my case?
Your free consultation is your first opportunity to see how an attorney responds to your questions. Take note of whether they seem rushed or relaxed, if they encourage you to ask more questions, or if they try to wrap things up quickly.
Don’t settle for a lawyer who is not willing to make sure that you feel heard and understood.
Questions To Ask During the Investigation
Your attorney has a lot on their plate while investigating your case. At Bey & Associates, we routinely draw on multiple sources of evidence, access and review security and dashcam footage, speak with eyewitnesses, and consult experts in other fields. Although it is never a lawyer’s intention to keep a client out of the loop, it can and does happen.
Never be afraid to ask questions while your attorney is investigating your case. If you’re curious about the progress of your claim during the investigation but aren’t sure where to start, you can begin by asking some of the following questions:
- Who is the liable party in my case? Is there more than one liable party?
- How much am I owed for my damages?
- Is there any additional evidence I can provide?
- What is the status of my case?
Again, your lawyer should be willing to answer any questions you have about the investigation and status of your claim. The outcome of your personal injury case is important to you, so it’s important to us—the attorneys of Bey & Associates will always be willing to answer any questions you may have about the process of your case.
Questions To Ask About Your Settlement Compensation
The outcome of a personal injury lawsuit is two-fold. First, victims who have suffered injuries and related damages because of another person’s actions can gain a sense of justice for what happened. Second, to compensate victims for the losses they’ve suffered.
The physical, financial, and emotional damages associated with a serious personal injury can be severe. Lost income, medical bills, property damage, mental anguish, and pain and suffering can exert an enormous toll on victims, and you have the right to know how much you are rightfully owed.
When you have concerns about your settlement, ask your attorney some of the questions below:
- What is the difference between economic and non-economic damages?
- What documents do I need to prove my losses?
- Am I owed punitive damages?
- Has the insurance company offered a settlement?
- What is the total value of my claim?
Don’t leave your settlement to chance. Work closely with your attorney to be sure that you receive the maximum compensation you are owed.
Bey & Associates Is Ready To Answer Your Questions
At Bey & Associates, we build every case on a strong foundation of trust and respect. The attorney-client relationship is always a priority, and we strive to provide clear, comprehensive answers to all questions our clients ask.
For an opportunity to have your questions answered by a knowledgeable personal injury attorney, contact our law office to schedule a free, confidential case evaluation.