When seriously injured, one of the last things someone should worry about is whether they will receive fair treatment when seeking compensation for damages. However, it's unfortunately common for victims to get less compensation than they deserve through the traditional insurance claim system. That is unless they enlist the help of an experienced personal injury attorney. If you're currently going through this process, here are four questions to ask during your initial attorney consultation to know whether they are the right fit for you.
What is Your Experience Handling Cases Like Mine?
One of the first and most important things to know about an attorney is whether they have experience in your area of personal injury law. While this can provide peace of mind, you also benefit from learning how these cases have been handled, what strategies are employed, and whether they've had successful resolutions.
What Type of Settlement Do You Expect for My Case?
It's natural to want to know what kind of settlement you can expect from your claim. While the attorney may be able to give you an estimate, it is important to remember that no two cases are alike and settlements vary based on a variety of factors.
How Long Do You Expect My Case to Take?
No one wants their case to drag on for months or years, so it is important to know the attorney's estimated timeline for its completion. If they cannot give you a specific answer, ask them how long similar cases typically take and what factors might influence the length of your case.
What Are My Options if We Go to Court?
Your case may go to trial if you cannot settle with the other party's insurance company. If this occurs, the attorney should discuss your legal options with you in detail and explain how they will defend your case in court. They should also provide an estimated timeline for when you can expect the resolution of your case if it does go to trial.
Basch & Keegan LLP has been advocating for personal injury victims and their families for 35 years. Schedule a free consultation with our firm today by calling (845) 251-4545.