Questions to ask your personal attorney
If you or a loved one has been injured in an accident that was the result of negligence or wrongdoing on the part of another party or parties, it’s very important that you contact an attorney who specializes and has experience in personal injury claims. And, the sooner, the better with respect to the outcome of your case.
An experienced personal injury attorney can make the difference between getting the financial compensation you deserve vs. ending up with financial obligations at the end of the process. But, before hiring an attorney, you need to do your homework, especially if this is the first time you’ve needed legal assistance.
Schedule an initial consultation with the attorney that you’re considering retaining so that he or she can discuss personal injury law in general and how it specifically relates to your situation.
There are a number of important questions to ask your personal injury attorney before making the decision to retain his or her services:
- How many personal injury cases have you handled?
- Have you handled a personal injury case similar to mine?
- What is the typical time frame to resolve a case like mine?
- Do you have references from past clients?
- What is your contingency fee?
- Will I be responsible for any out of pocket expenses or advanced case costs?
- How many cases are you currently involved in? Do you have the time to work on my case now?
- Will you be communicating directly with me about my case?
- If my case goes to trial, will you be the actual attorney handling my case?
If you’re searching for a personal injury attorney in Los Angeles who can give you straightforward and honest answers to all of your questions, you need to contact the law firm of Greg Yates.
What’s the right answer?
Just as important as the questions to ask your personal injury attorney are the legal answers and explanations to those questions. It’s important that you understand all of the ramifications of embarking upon a personal injury lawsuit especially when it comes to settlements vs. going to trial.
When choosing a personal injury attorney to handle your case, personality also comes into play when making your decision whether or not to retain his or her services. You need to feel comfortable working with this person because the time to settle a personal injury case can range from a few months to a couple of years.
Years of trusted legal advice
Greg Yates has over 30 years of experience in the area of personal injury law, focusing on areas such as wrongful death, catastrophic injuries, consumer law, and serious motor vehicle accidents. He is consistently rated as one of the best attorneys in Los Angeles and has been able to secure some of the largest personal injury settlements for his clients. Greg Yates works very hard for all of his clients and always plays to win.
For trusted legal advice, call our office to schedule a consultation with Mr. Yates.