While there are many benefits to hiring a personal injury attorney to represent you following an accident, it is also important to choose the right one. Choosing the right one requires that they are not only experienced in New Jersey personal injury laws, but they also have specific experience in your type of personal injury case.
These ten important questions can be helpful when choosing a personal injury attorney to represent you:
What Areas of Law are you Experienced In?
It can be helpful to understand what specific areas of law they are experienced in working with. The laws can vary significantly in New Jersey from one area to another.
How Much Do you Charge for Representation?
It is important to understand representation costs before deciding to work with a lawyer. While many offer a free consultation and then only collect if you win your case, not all do.
Who Will be Working on My Case?
The trust you develop when consulting with a lawyer can be quickly ruined when you find out someone else will be working on your case. Find out who will primarily be responsible for your case.
How Do you Handle Settlement Agreements?
While many personal injury cases are settled out of court, the client should have a say in this. Request information on how this process is done and what will happen if you don’t want to settle your case.
How Can I Help With My Case?
Helping with your case can speed up the process. Find out if you can help in any way, such as collecting medical records or tracking down witness statements.
Do You Have Trial Experience?
If your personal injury case does go to trial, then you will want a lawyer that has prior trial experience. It is also important to find out how much trial experience they have.
Do You Have Any Previous References?
Previous references will help you evaluate not only the skills of the potential lawyer, but also their interpersonal and communication methods. You want a lawyer that will answer your questions.
What Happens if We Lose My Case?
No case is guaranteed to win in court. However, it can be helpful to find out how the potential lawyer handles losses. Will they help you appeal? Will you still owe anything for legal representation if the case loses?
How Much Time Do You Have for My Case?
You want to hire a lawyer who has the time available to represent you. Always find out how much time they have to dedicate to your case.
What is Expected of Me During the Legal Process?
Some lawyers may expect a lot from you, while others allow you to focus on your recovery, while they handle the case. Always find out ahead of time what is expected of you, so you can avoid any surprises.
Reach Out to One of Our Experienced Personal Injury Lawyers Today
We welcome any and all questions that you have regarding the personal injury lawsuit process. We aim to make our clients feel comfortable and we know that answering questions is an important part of that.
Contact a Voorhees Personal Injury Lawyer to Discuss Your Personal Injury Case in New Jersey
Did you or a loved one sustain serious injuries due to a personal injury in New Jersey? Don’t let the medical bills pile up while you wait for the negligent party or their insurance company to do the right thing. Right now, you need an aggressive personal injury attorney on your side, fighting to get you the compensation you need, want, and deserve. The skilled attorneys at Garber Law represent clients injured because of a personal injury in Camden, Cherry Hill, Gloucester Township, Winslow, and throughout New Jersey. Call (856) 435-5800 or fill out our online contact form to schedule a consultation about your case. We have an office conveniently located at the Greens of Laurel Oak, 1200 Laurel Oak Road, Suite 104, Voorhees, NJ 08043, as well as an office in Philadelphia, PA.
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