While considering whether you should hire a personal injury lawyer in Los Angeles, you are probably overwhelmed by the process. Not only are there thousands of attorneys promising to be the best, it’s hard to know which one can actually provide you with the legal services you or your loved one need. Many people become so stressed by the thought of dealing with a lawyer, these choose not to hire one, often to their financial detriment. Hiring the right personal injury lawyer in Los Angeles can make all the difference between winning and losing the lawsuit.
We’ve come up with a few questions you should ask every personal injury lawyer you meet with to discuss recovering financially for your car accident, slip and fall accident, medical malpractice, or other related trauma.
What are your qualifications?
Not all personal injury attorneys are the same. The first thing you need to know is his or her qualifications, including how long he/she has been practicing, where he/she went to law school, and success rate for cases just like yours. The aggressive trial lawyers at BIKLAW are doctors-turned-lawyers. Knowing how many cases of personal injury lawsuits the lawyer has handled and what percent of the cases he/she won will give you an idea about what you might be able to expect. Aways ask if the lawyer prefers to represent the defendants or you, the injured party.
What is the process?
A personal injury lawsuit in Los Angeles often takes years to run its full course. You need to know the ETA for your particular case. Also inquire about the legal process and discuss with the lawyer any potential foreseeable problems that may arise during trial and how he/she will handle them.
How do you charge for your services?
Hiring a skilled personal injury lawyer Los Angeles does not have to be costly. It is crucial that you inquire about the attorney’s fee structure and other associated costs before handing over your case. Ask about potential witnesses, including experts, that the attorney might use and the costs involved. Many personal injury attorneys work on a contingency basis, meaning they do not get paid unless you do.
Who will be handling my case?
Very often, senior lawyers and named partners conduct your initial consultation to ensure that you retain the lawyer’s services. The minute you walk out the door, the case is assigned to a junior lawyer. You want the best of the best working on your case, and the attorneys at BIKLAW agree.
This list of potential questions to ask an attorney before hiring him or her is not exhaustive. For more information on hiring an attorney, or to speak with an experienced ppersonal injury lawyer in Los Angeles, contact Bradley I. Kramer, MD, Esq. today.