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7 Questions to Ask a Personal Injury Attorney During an Initial Consultation

If you have sustained a personal injury of some type, you may wonder whether or not you need legal representation. The way you can determine whether you need to retain legal counsel is to schedule what is known as an initial consultation with a Doan Law Firm personal injury lawyer. In preparation for an initial consultation, there are some questions that you will want to consider raising during this appointment. These include:

  • What is your experience handling my type of case?
  • How long will my case take?
  • Can I see examples of similar cases you’ve handled?
  • How much will I have to pay upfront?
  • What are your areas of expertise?
  • Do you work with medical professionals on these types of cases?
  • What is your communication policy with clients?

What is Your Experience Handling My Type of Case?

When you are looking for the right personal injury lawyer to handle your case, it is important to determine their level of experience in similar cases. Ask them how many personal injury cases they have handled, as well as what percentage of their practice is devoted to personal injury cases. It’s also helpful to inquire about any specialized certifications or awards they may have received related to this field. Keep in mind that The Doan Law Firm practices exclusively in the area of personal injury law.

How Long Will My Case Take?

Depending on the complexity of your case and the amount of time spent gathering evidence, it can take a while before you receive a resolution. Ask the lawyer for an estimate on how long they expect your case will take – from initial consultation to resolution – so that you can plan accordingly.

Can I See Examples of Similar Cases You’ve Handled?

Your lawyer should be able to provide examples of other cases similar to yours that they have handled in the past and how those cases were resolved, including any settlements or awards won by their clients after litigation was complete. This can help give you a better idea of what type of outcome you can expect from your own case. You can see examples of recent verdicts and settlements we have obtained for our clients on our website.

How Much Will I Have to Pay Upfront?

Understandably, one of the most important questions when considering any legal service is cost-related. Before proceeding with representation, ask your lawyer what type of retainer fees and future costs you can expect throughout the course of your case and discuss payment options that are available to cover those costs if necessary. This will help ensure that financial concerns don’t become a barrier when seeking necessary legal assistance. The Doan Law Firm charges no fee unless we win your case for you.

What are Your Areas of Specialization?

It is also important to ask about each attorney’s specific areas of specialization within personal injury law. Knowing whether or not an attorney has experience specifically handling cases like yours can be beneficial in determining who should represent you moving forward with litigation or settlement negotiation processes. A nationwide law practice, The Doan Law Firm has a significant number of attorneys with experience in different areas of personal injury law.

Do You Work with Medical Professionals on These Types of Cases?

Since many personal injury cases require special attention from medical professionals as part of their investigation processes and plaintiff preparations, find out if any attorneys at the firm have pre-existing relationships with healthcare providers that could be beneficial when building a strong case for either side involved in litigation proceedings. Such relationships are invaluable when it comes to building a strong case.

What Is Your Communication Policy with Clients?

Finally, ask potential lawyers about their communication policies regarding client communication. You will want to know communications policy both during active litigation processes as well as once all matters are resolved.

Schedule an Initial Consultation

You can schedule a no-cost and no-obligation initial consultation with a Doan Law Firm personal injury lawyer by calling us any time at (800) 349-0000. As we noted previously, The Doan Law Firm never charges an attorney fee unless we win your case for you.

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