Top 10 Questions to Ask Before Hiring a Personal Injury Lawyer
Will my case really go to trial? And when?
As any lawyer should, this Rhode Island Personal injury Attorney anticipates for every single case going to trial. Your lawyer should too. If you are told that your case is going to settle, it is important to be wary and know exactly what you are settling for. It can be difficult to be appropriately compensated if you are unprepared to go to trial. Asking about time frames is essential. Despite the fact that the lawyer may not be able to give exact answers, as a Rhode Island personal injury attorney I still feel that these are pertinent questions to be asking potential lawyers. Many personal injury cases can be resolved within 2-3 years and sometimes less, but not if you aren’t aggressive with your lawyer.
What is my case worth?
Don’t be afraid to ask this question, your lawyer will have some sense of the worth of your case. Yes this can be a very general question that is based upon many variable including liability and unknown medical issues, but the lawyer should be able to provide you with some idea of the range that your case is worth. Pay attention to the promises that lawyers make and use your judgment to tell whether or not they are realistic.