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What to Ask When Looking for a Lawyer

September 13, 2020

In the aftermath of an auto accident or any act of negligence that has resulted in an injury, if you want to be properly compensated for your damages, you need to hire an attorney, like a personal injury attorney in Las Vegas, NV from Eric Roy Law Firm. It also goes without saying that all lawyers aren’t equal. Lawyers have different levels of experience, areas of expertise, and different ways of handling their cases. Lastly, they’re all in competition with each other to get the honor of representing you in your case.

That said, when shopping around for a personal injury lawyer, sometimes you shouldn’t just go with the first lawyer that says they will represent you in your case. It’s good to ask questions to get to know your lawyer better and determine whether or not they are the right fit for you. Here are some questions you should consider when seeking a personal injury lawyer to help you make sure that you have the right lawyer who will best help your case:

Do you have past client references?
Just like when you look for a job, a potential employer wants to know how well you’ve done in the past position by the best way one can do so — by asking someone you worked for. You can do the same and ask a prospective lawyer for past references. If a lawyer was great in representing a client, the majority of clients are usually delighted to speak on the behalf of a great lawyer’s representation.

How much time will it take to finish the case?
This is a question that few people think to ask, but also one that most people should. Most people outside the legal field aren’t aware of how much time it actually takes to handle and finish a case. Some people are mostly concerned with finishing a case as soon as possible to get their compensation as quickly as they can, but a good lawyer will tell you the truth and let you know that in being hasty, you probably won’t get the settlement amount you deserve. The only way to get educated on the optimal time frame of a case is to ask.

What can be done to ensure the best outcome?
This is a question you will want to ask often, even after a lawyer takes your case. Stay engaged in knowing what your lawyer needs from you whether it’s medical records, or taking proactive measures like refraining from posting about your case on social media or any pictures of vacations that may make you appear less injured than your lawyer is trying to convey to an insurance adjuster.

Get educated on what lawyers can do to help you and you will surely find the best attorney to handle your case.