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Have you recently been injured in some way? Are you worried that you won't be able to get fair compensation for any losses that you've suffered? Accidents can be scary, but sometimes the aftermath can be even scarier. During the accident itself, you forget about all of the bills that you need to pay every month. After the accident, you still need to pay those bills, but now you also have to worry about getting better and trying to get back to work. In order to focus on getting better, you need to be able to pay your bills. In order to do that, it can be necessary to hire a personal injury attorney. But before you simply hire the first lawyer that you find, there are some questions that you should ask to make sure that he or she is the best one for your case:
What is your specialization? Even among personal injury attorneys, there are different specialties. Slip-and-fall cases involve different areas of the law than things like dog bites or vehicle accidents. The best lawyer for you is going to be one with experience that most closely matches your case. A personal injury attorney who typically takes on medical malpractice cases may be perfectly competent, but that doesn't mean that he or she will be the best one for your workplace accident case.
What are your fees? Depending on where you live, your personal injury attorney will charge a certain percentage of the final amount that you are awarded. Knowing ahead of time what that percentage is will help you decide whether or not you want to accept any settlement offers or if you want to wait to see if you can get a better amount later. If at all possible, make sure that the lawyer that you choose won't make you responsible for court and other fees if your case is unsuccessful for some reason.
How long will this case last? While each court case is different and it's impossible to know exactly what to expect ahead of time, a good personal injury attorney will be able to make a reasonable guess based on past experiences. You may have a strong case where a settlement will be offered relatively quickly. Or the other party may believe that they have a stronger case, and you'll have to go before a judge. Depending on how busy the courts are where you live, this could take months or years to occur. Knowing ahead of time what to expect will allow you to better budget your resources.