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7 Questions To Ask Your Personal Injury Attorney

Severe injuries are likely to come without warning. If you or someone you know is injured due to someone else’s fault, you might need clarification about how to proceed with a case and how to prepare. After getting immediate medical help, your next step should be speaking with an experienced Personal Injury Attorney. Do this before you speak with anyone else.

During that first meeting with an attorney, you probably have questions. But here are seven others you should ask:

Have you handled cases similar to mine? What were the outcomes?

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It is essential to know that your attorney has handled similar cases in the past and ask how many. The more experience your attorney has, the better your chances of receiving rightful compensation. Don’t be shy about asking how those cases turned out, either.

How often will you communicate with me?

Communication is key to a successful personal injury case. Your attorney should let you know exactly where they are in your case so you can prepare for the next step. Don’t be afraid to contact them if you have questions.

How can I be involved in my case?

Make sure you meet or speak with your attorney at least once a week. Also, ensure you deliver all necessary documentation or bills related to the accident. Notify your attorney if insurance companies, doctors, or associates ask you questions regarding your case. Getting caught off guard can lead to case disruptions.

How will I be paying for your services?

Every case is different and may result in fixed fees and contingency fees. The fixed fee amount is determined by the tasks associated with your case. The contingency fee is based on the result of your case,

so you don’t have to pay until your case is a success.

What if I need help with creditors?

Unfortunately, it is not uncommon for financial disruption to occur. Report to your creditors as soon as possible to let me know of your accident. Your attorney should be willing to contact your creditors if you need them to do so.

Is there anything I can do to help make sure that I get fair compensation?

Getting fair compensation from an insurance company takes work, and it is imperative that you talk with your attorney about what you can do to make sure that you receive fair compensation. Often insurance companies want to see evidence that you have followed the advice of your doctors and any restrictions. Talk to your attorney about how you can help ensure you get the compensation you deserve by getting the treatment you need.

When can we settle my case?

Every case is different; however, most cases follow a similar pattern:  you get injured, you receive medical treatment, you get better, and you get released from your doctor. Since insurance companies only pay you one time in one lump sum to settle your case, it is essential that you get all the medical treatment you need before settling your case. Talk to your attorney about what your attorney is looking for to trigger settling your case so you will know what to expect.

Your list of questions should not be limited to this list. Every case is unique, calling for unique decisions to be made. If you are a victim of an accidental injury, the attorneys at Kelly & West can get you the compensation you deserve. Schedule a free consultation today and see what we can do for you.


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