As we select an auto accident lawyer, we know it will be important to look for the most qualified lawyer available for our case. Choosing the right lawyer often means asking some hard questions to get the answers that will help we make the right decision, during our initial consultation do not be surprised if the lawyer starts out asking most of the questions. This attorney is trying to decide if the firm wants to take the case. After that it’s our turn to ask the questions and if we want to find the right lawyer we shouldn’t be shy.
First thing dealing with auto accident lawyer, We should cover Our Bases
Throughout the initial consultation it’s important to make sure we address all the important areas. Prepare a list of questions to make sure we don’t forget any. These are what we should cover:
- The lawyer legal background and experience
- The lawyer legal philosophy
- Their case management practices
- Their legal assessment of our case
- And most importantly, their fees and expenses
By guaranteeing that we address all these areas we will have a good basis for comparing lawyers and making the right decision. Keep in mid that when we ask questions a lawyer’s tone in answering is as important as the answers themselves. Be sure to feel completely comfortable with the auto accident lawyer we select.
The lawyer background and Experience
We want to be sure that our lawyer has the education and experience to handle our case. We can start using material gained from reading a lawyer’s website but we want to make sure we cover the following issues:
- Their Legal education
When did they graduate? Do we feel our legal education prepared us for handling auto accident cases? Do they have additional training have related to our cases?
- Their experience with auto accident cases
Ask them, how many auto accident cases have they handled? How many have they handled similar? How many of these have they taken to trial? Can they give examples of cases that we consider successful?
Their Legal Philosophy
Remember, not all lawyers handle cases the same way even if they have similar education. We want to learn how our lawyer will approach our case.