5 Questions to Ask Before Hiring a Personal Injury Lawyer
Posted on behalf of Lynch Law Firm on Jun 23, 2017 in Personal Injury News
When searching for a reputable lawyer, it is important that you ask the right questions to fully understand the person’s experience and abilities. You want to make sure that your lawyer is the right person to handle your case.
Below are five questions to ask a personal injury lawyer before you decide to hire him or her.
The Hasbrouck Heights personal injury lawyers at Lynch Law Firm are happy to answer any questions you have regarding your case and our experience. Do not hesitate to contact us today.
1. Do You Have Experience Handling My Type of Case?
Experience is extremely important. You will want to make sure that your attorney has handled your specific type of case before.
Just as you would not hire a general medicine doctor to perform surgery, you want to make sure to hire a lawyer who has practical experience handling your type of case. If you were injured in a car accident, your lawyer should have experience handling car crash cases, and if a medical professional caused you harm, you need a lawyer with experience handling medical malpractice cases.
Each area of law, like the varying areas of medicine, have unique laws and regulations that your attorney should recognize and understand.
2. Do You Have the Resources to Handle My Case?
Investigating, building, negotiating and trying a personal injury case can be expensive. Although some cases will require minimal resources, others require a significant investment.
These upfront costs will be covered by your attorney, so it is important that your lawyer has the resources necessary to investigate and build your case.
Our lawyers will handle every detail of your case for you and have the resources to conduct a thorough investigation and build a strong case on your behalf.
3. What Experience Do You Have Taking Cases to Trial?
While the vast majority of cases will settle before trial, it is important that your attorney has the experience to take your case to court if necessary. Sometimes, if all other avenues have been unsuccessful, trying a case may be the best way to obtain the compensation you deserve.
The personal injury attorneys at Lynch Law Firm are experienced trial attorneys who have decades of experience trying cases in the courtroom and have recovered millions in jury verdicts. We prepare every case as if it were going to trial so we are prepared if a case needs to go to court.
4. What Is Your Legal Fee?
It is important that you understand the fee structure before you hire an attorney.
Many personal injury lawyers, including those at Lynch Law Firm, work on contingency. This means, the firm will cover all upfront costs associated with your case, and you will only have to pay if we recover compensation for you. If your case is not successful, you will owe us nothing.
However, this is not always the case. Some lawyers may require that you pay costs upfront, while others will vary in the fee they charge.
Asking this question up front can avoid any unnecessary surprises.
5. Are You a Member of Any Legal Organization or Those That Have Recognized Your Work?
When an attorney is good at what he or she does, others notice, particularly their colleagues in the legal community. These attorneys are often asked to lecture before their peers and are regularly rated by organizations like Super Lawyers.
Lynch Law Firm’s founding partners are not only regularly asked to speak at legal seminars and recognized as Super Lawyers, they have also been named to New Jersey’s Top 100 Lawyers List, are members of the exclusive Million Dollar Advocates Forum and are Certified by the Supreme Court of New Jersey as Civil Trial Attorneys. James Lynch also serves on the Board of Governors of the New Jersey Association for Justice, which has more than 2,000 lawyer members. Many of their notable cases have also been featured in some of the top legal publications.
Contact Our Personal Injury Lawyers Today
At Lynch Law Firm, we understand that searching for the right attorney may not be easy. That is why we provide a free, no obligation consultation to answer all of your questions and explain how our experience applies to your case.
Contact us today to learn more about how we can help you. We will not charge any fees unless we recover compensation for you.
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