After being injured in an accident that was not your fault, you have a right to claim your damages through a personal injury claim. In order to get the maximum settlement or verdict for your case, it is vital to retain the services of a licensed accident attorney; but not just any accident attorney, as there are thousands to choose from just in Indiana alone. You must choose an experienced and qualified lawyer to represent you in your personal injury claim. How do you know you have found the right accident lawyer to work with? You will have to meet or speak with them, and decide for yourself if they are a good fit.
Continue below to learn what you should be asking personal injury lawyers when you are interviewing them as a potential legal representative your Indiana accident claim.
Questions to Ask Your Accident Attorney
Have You Represented Cases in Civil Court?
All personal injury lawyers have seen the court room during their career, but you want to choose a lawyer who is familiar with the civil courthouses throughout the State you are filing your claim in. Our law firm has represented injured persons throughout the State of Indiana.
Have You Represented Cases Like Mine Before?
Choose a personal injury lawyer who is well-versed in the particular type of injury or accident you have suffered. For instance, if you were seriously injured in a car accident, you will want to find a personal injury lawyer who specializes in car accident claims and has represented such cases before with successful outcomes. Our law firm has represented thousands of injured persons successfully throughout the State of Indiana.
Do You Take a Lot of Cases to Court?
Most personal injury lawyers can settle the cases they work on out of court, without ever going to trial. However, they should always be ready and willing to take the case to a jury if the insurance company won’t deliver a fair settlement offer. Ask your potential accident attorney how often their cases go to court to gain an idea of their hands-on trial experience.
Do Other Lawyers Work on Your Cases Too?
Some personal injury lawyers work as a team within a law firm. Not only is it quite common for more than one lawyer to handle a personal injury case, it is an advantage to have multiple astute minds working on a client’s financial recovery. Furthermore, it is easier to get in touch with a legal professional during the claim process when you have questions.
How Much Do You Charge in Lawyer Fees?
Most personal injury law firms work on contingency, which means clients do not owe any fees unless the lawyers obtain a settlement or verdict for them. There are no upfront lawyer fees, hourly billing, or retainers. So, you should ask your potential lawyer if they too work on contingency, and if so, how much they deduct from your settlement for attorney fees if they are successful with your case.
How Soon Can You Start on My Claim?
Personal injury lawyers know that claims are limited in time with the state’s statute of limitations. So, most often, they will get started on your case the same day, or at least very soon after you agree to hire them.
How to Get Started on Your Indianapolis Personal Injury Accident Claim
Call Craven, Hoover, and Blazek P.C. at 317-881-2700 to speak with an Indianapolis personal injury lawyer who can help you gain control of your life and who will take some of the stress off of you after suffering serious injuries or damages at the hands of another. We offer free initial consultations and never collect fees attorney fees unless we recover for you. We represent injured persons throughout the State of Indiana.