What Questions Can I Ask During a Free Consultation?

Posted on behalf of James Lynch on October 7, 2020  in Personal Injury News. Updated on October 7, 2022

lawyer-meeting-pen-writingMeeting with a lawyer for a free consultation after a serious car accident can be intimidating, especially if it is your first time meeting with a legal professional. You may be unsure of what questions you should ask and what questions can be answered.

At the Lynch Law Firm, PC, our New Jersey car accident lawyers are prepared to help answer any questions you may have about your situation in a Free Case Review. There are no lawyer fees unless we win your case and you receive compensation.

Learn more about the questions you should ask during your free consultation and how the answers can help you choose an attorney to represent you.

Important Questions You Should Ask Your Attorney

When meeting with an attorney who may potentially represent your case, it is critical that you ask certain questions to get a full picture of the person’s capabilities and past experience. You want to ensure that the lawyer is the right person to represent you.

Some important questions we recommend asking at a free consultation include:

Do You Have Experience Working on Cases Like Mine?

It is critical to hire an attorney who has experience working with cases like yours. For example, if you were injured in a car crash, you should not hire a lawyer whose primary experience is dealing with divorce cases. Every facet of law has its own requirements, processes and precedents that your lawyer should be familiar with.

Do You Have the Resources to Win My Case?

It is important to hire a law firm that has access to all the resources you need to build a strong case against the at-fault party. For example, our attorneys have access to industry experts such as accident reconstruction experts who can rebuild a model of the scene of the accident to prove how the other party caused your damages.

Do You Have Experience Going to Trial?

Although most car crash cases are settled before going to trial, sometimes going to court may be necessary when you are not satisfied with a settlement offer or the insurance company denies your claim. That is why you want an attorney who is ready to go to court.

Many law firms do not bother preparing cases for trial. The attorneys at Lynch Law Firm, PC are always prepared to go to trial. Our goal is to recover maximum compensation.

How Much Will It Cost Me?

This is a common question which should be discussed during your free consultation. Make sure you understand the fees associated with your case and when they will need to be paid. Other firms may require an upfront payment or charge you hourly for work performed. However, Lynch Law Firm, PC has a contingency fee program, which means you pay nothing up front and you only pay us if we win compensation for you.

Other Questions Attorneys are Often Asked

There are several other questions most injury victims have that are difficult to answer without knowing all the details of your situation. Perhaps the most common of these questions is, “How much compensation can I recover?”

Your lawyer will need to do a thorough investigation to determine the cost of your damages, including medical expenses, lost wages, pain and suffering, and/or property damage.

Another popular question that injury victims may have is, “How long will it take to resolve my case?”

The answer depends on the situation. Some cases can be resolved within a matter of weeks, while other more complex cases may take several months or more to resolve.

Schedule a Free Consultation with Our Firm Today

While some law firms can charge you for every phone call you make or every email read, the Lynch Law Firm, PC does not.

If you have any questions about your claim, feel free to contact us today to set up a no-cost evaluation of your claim. It costs nothing for us to determine whether you may qualify for compensation.

Lynch Law Firm, PC can be reached at (800) 518-0508 .

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