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Questions Everybody Should Ask Their Personal Injury Attorney

Questions Everybody Should Ask Their Personal Injury Attorney

Posted on December 5, 2018

If you are the victim of a personal injury accident, you might not be prepared for what’s to come in your case. Many people aren’t truly prepared for a personal injury case because they never expect these accidents to cause chaos in their lives. Unfortunately, this means that you might miss out on important opportunities in your case. Having a specialized personal injury attorney can help you better understand what you will be facing during this difficult time. There are some questions that you should ask any attorney you speak with so that you can get a better grasp on your case and what to expect. 

Questions for Your Attorney 

Questions Everybody Should Ask Their Personal Injury AttorneyHave you handled cases like this one in the past? You want to, first of all, ensure that your personal injury attorney has taken cases like these before. Obviously, you wouldn’t hire a divorce attorney to help you with your personal injury case. You want to ensure that you speak with an attorney who specializes in personal injury law. You also want to find out if your attorney is especially skilled with personal injury cases and doesn’t just handle them part of the time. This is so that you know that you will get results that you can rely on.

What is the timeline for my case? How long the attorney believes it will take to settle your case or go to trial is probably important to you because you might be depending on that compensation to help you through this rough time. Perhaps you lead a busy life and the thought of legal proceedings, doctor’s visits, and more might cause you great stress. Having a timeline in front of you can be especially helpful, even if it isn’t an exact number of weeks or months. It’s nice to know and stay updated.

What can I do to improve the chances of success in my case? Many people are under the impression that an attorney will handle everything for you and you’ll never have to lift a finger. You might have to speak with investigators, see an array of doctors, and many other aspects that will be time-consuming. Your attorney needs your cooperation, too, so you must always be prepared for this. 

What will you do if we can’t agree to settlement? You might be worried about getting a small settlement number that won’t cover everything you need it to. Some attorneys might want you to accept settlement so that they don’t have to ‘deal’ with trial and its hardships, and you want to stay away from those attorneys. If the settlement offer isn’t exactly what you wanted to see, then trial might be your one option – and you want to be prepared.

Preparation in Your Case 

You’re hiring a personal injury attorney because you want the best results in your case. However, you can’t get this by sitting back and allowing results to come to you. Your attorney will ask you to handle a variety of different aspects on your own, like receiving necessary medical treatment and more before they can help you move forward during this difficult time. At Katz Kantor Stonestreet & Buckner, we want you to know that you are not alone when it comes to your case. We know how important it is to you to receive results after you have gathered evidence and are working toward results. Contact us today to find out how we can assist you at 304-431-4050.

Note: This post was created with the help of secondary sources operating independently from Katz, Kantor, Stonestreet & Buckner Law Firm. The information used from these sources has not been independently confirmed by our staff. If anything included in these posts is incorrect, please inform us and we will promptly correct the post.

Disclaimer: Our intent with these posts is to honor the victims of these terrible accidents and inform the public about how to avoid these accidents and what to do in the event of one. This information should not be considered legal or medical advice. 

Katz, Kantor, Stonestreet & Buckner, PLLC is located in Princeton and Charleston, WV and serves clients in and around such cities as well as southern West Virginia including but not limited to the counties of Mercer, McDowell, Raleigh, Summers, Monroe, Kanawha and Wyoming.

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