Questions to Ask a Lawyer Before Hiring
If you are filing a personal injury lawsuit because of an elevator or escalator accident, you might want to hire an attorney to help you through the process. Deciding to hire an attorney is a good first step, but it is also important to really search for the right lawyer. But finding the right lawyer can be a daunting task, and you might not be sure how to do this. For this reason, we’ve devised a few questions that you can ask lawyers that you meet with. These questions will help you get to know the lawyer and determine if they are a good fit for your case.
How Would You Handle My Case?
A good place to start when talking to a lawyer is determining how they would handle your case. Give them some information about your situation and see what they say about your case. If the lawyer says something like, “we can discuss that when you hire,” they might not be a good fit. A lawyer who is passionate about your case and truly wants to help should be ok with giving you some basic information and advice. If the lawyer does not do this or cannot do this, they might not be very experienced, or they might not be passionate about helping you.
Can You Tell Me About Other Cases You Have Handled?
Of course, you want to find a lawyer who has worked with personal injury cases, and especially elevator and escalator related cases. A good way to determine a lawyer’s previous experience is by asking about other cases that they have handled. If a lawyer can easily discuss past cases and strategies, they probably know what they are talking about and might be a good fit for your case.
What are Your Fees?
Obviously, costs will likely be a big concern for you as you move forward with this process. If a lawyer gives you a vague answer and says something like, “we can discuss that later,” this is probably not a good sign. An affordable lawyer will be upfront about their costs. In addition, many personal injury lawyers work on a contingency fee basis. If this is the case, they should let you know. This can be useful for you because it means that they will be paid by getting a cut of your compensation. But of course, make sure that they do not ask for too much out of your compensation money.
Can I See Some Testimonials?
Many lawyers have reviews or testimonials in their office or on their website. If an attorney is eager to share these reviews with you, it probably means that they are generally reviewed well and that their clients are satisfied. Looking at testimonials can be a good way to get to know an attorney and how they treat their clients.
Finding the Right Fit
Finding the right attorney can be a challenging process. But, these questions should help you narrow down the options. If you’d like to put us to the test, contact us today! We can set up a free consultation and you can ask all the questions you’d like!