Wherever an accident happens, it is important to know that your back is covered. If you get injured in the workplace through company mistakes, you deserve to be fully compensated for those injuries. In order to fully understand your rights, it is best to talk with a personal injury lawyer. They can tell you what your options are, even if it may seem a bit complicated at first. Make sure to find a qualified personal injury attorney or firm to handle your case and make sure you win.
Here are a few questions to ask your personal injury lawyer:
1.Have you handled cases similar to mine in the past?
If your selected lawyer has handled very similar cases in the past, this is a good sign. They have the real-world experience they need to assess the situation properly and tell you whether or not you should consider taking legal action.
2.How many of these cases have you taken to trial? What were the results of these cases?
If they were not capable of properly assessing the cases of others, chances are they might make the wrong decision for your case as well.
3.Will you be available to discuss matters throughout the case if need be?
This question should be a make or break question. If they say they will send someone else (investigator) instead of an actual personal injury attorney, it is time to cut ties and find another lawyer.
4.Can I have the references of a few clients that you have serviced in the past?
If their clients were not happy with their advice, then they will not have any references. If they had at least a few happy clients, then they will have the ability to give you their references so that you can hear from them yourself. Hiring a lawyer costs a lot of money, so it is best to get a review of the product before purchasing it.
5.How much is my case worth? What is your contingency fee?
If the case is won, your lawyer will be receiving a contingency fee of around 30-35% of the recoveries made from the case. For example, if the case goes through and they help you win $10,000, they might receive $3,000-$3,500.
6.If we happen to lose the case, will you be available to pay for the new costs that will occur?
If the case is lost, your lawyer will not have access to a contingency fee. It is clearly in their best interest to attempt and win the case. If they are not capable of taking responsibility for their loss if it occurs, then find a new lawyer. In such a case, you need to make sure that you are not paying out-of-pocket expenses for a case that will not win.
If you were considering calling a personal injury lawyer for an accident that occurred in your workplace or anywhere else, make sure you ask them these questions before going forward.