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Have you recently been in an automobile accident? Is your insurance company trying to avoid compensating you for your losses? Dealing with insurance companies can be a huge hassle. Because of this, you may already have decided to hire an attorney to help you with your case. It's not always easy to decide which lawyer will work for your case, but there are questions you can ask that will help make your task easier. Some things to ask before hiring any accident attorneys are:
Have you ever handled a case like this? While every accident case is going to be different, accident attorneys should be able to tell you how your case is similar to other cases that they've handled in the past. Sometimes, these similarities are going to be relatively superficial. At other times, the cases that the attorney gives as an example may sound almost exactly like yours. It's up to you to decide whether or not you think that these cases are close enough to yours to merit hiring the lawyer in question. The attorney may not be able to give you exact details of the cases, but he or she should be able to give you a general idea of how the cases turned out. This can include things like whether he or she won the case, lost, or simply settled out of court.
How long do you think this case will take? While accident attorneys obviously aren't able to see the future, they should be familiar enough with your local court system to have a reasonable idea of how long the whole process will take. In some areas, you may be able to expect a relatively quick resolution. In other locations, you might find the whole process dragging out for months. Knowing ahead of time what to expect will help you be able to prepare for the future.
What fees do you charge? When you hire accident attorneys, you won't pay them anything up front. Instead, your lawyer will take his or her payment out of your final settlement. You may also be required to pay various court costs, such as the appearance fees for any expert witnesses that your attorney thinks are necessary. He or she may also need to hire a private investigator on your behalf, something else which you may be expected to pay. While you might hesitate at having to pay these costs, remember that you could wind up with nothing at all without your attorney's assistance.
For more information and assistance, contact an accident attorney directly, like those at Littman & Babiarz Law Office.