During this meeting, the lawyer will likely have a number of questions about your injury. But your lawyer shouldn't be the only one with questions. What do you need to know from your potential attorney? Here are five questions you might want to ask:
How much is my case potentially worth? Although it may be difficult for your attorney to place an exact value on your potential recovery, at the very least, a personal injury lawyer may be able to provide you with an idea of whether a personal injury lawsuit would be potentially worth the time and expense.
What is your fee arrangement? In many personal injury cases, a lawyer may agree to work on a contingency fee basis. This means the lawyer will not be paid upfront, but will instead take a percentage of any potential recovery. Be sure to discuss the details of any fee arrangement, including what expenses you may still be responsible for even in a contingency fee arrangement.
Have you handled similar injury cases? Although past successes are never a guarantee of future outcomes, knowing that an attorney has successfully negotiated a settlement or brought similar cases to trial in the past may make it more likely that he or she will be able to do so in your case.