Top 10 Questions to Ask Before Hiring a Personal Injury Lawyer
Do you have the time to work on my case right now?
As a Rhode Island Personal injury Attorney I know the value of time with lawsuits. A lawyer should be giving their undivided attention to your case. If a lawyer is taking on other cases while working on yours, they are not giving the 100% that you need. Certain lawyers will sit on cases for 12-18 months before filing suit just in time for the statute of limitations. Any delay in the process is harmful to you. Don’t worry, there are many lawyers, including me, that only want to work with you and will not be delaying your case. It is up to you to find the lawyer that will devote their time to you. Ask them if they have the amount of time to fully dedicate themselves to your case. Specifically ask how many other cases the lawyer has pending and how much time he will be putting into your case. Don’t find yourself in a situation that you regret because you didn’t do the investigating and questioning of the amount of time the lawyer has.
When will my lawsuit be filed?
You have the right to ask the lawyer specific questions regarding your case. If your lawsuit does not have a deadline, it could sit for a year or more due to the lack of pending statute of limitations. But it can be favorable to file suit as soon as possible. Unless there is a practical reason for a delay in filing, be sure to ask if you case will be filed within two weeks.