When you are injured in an accident, through no fault of your own, you can feel helpless. For far too many people, this results in choosing the wrong personal injury attorney. Make sure, if you are injured, that you don’t fall for a catchy jingle, or funny ad and wind up with the wrong attorney. Choose a personal injury attorney with a proven track record of results. Here are three questions to ask your personal injury lawyer.
One of the most critical questions you can ask any attorney you are considering hiring is their practical legal experience. Some of the essential questions to ask include how much of their practice they dedicate to personal injury law, and how many cases they have taken to trial? This information is vital, as you need to ensure you hire the right attorney for your injury case – so you don’t have to worry about the additional costs associated with hiring new legal representation during the proceedings.
Another key question to ask your attorney is, do they have any previous knowledge, or experience, of the judges in the court where your case will likely be tried? Or maybe they know the defendant’s attorney? As judges and attorneys are people too, it can be helpful if your attorney understands the quirks and personalities of those with whom you may have to deal. This information can allow your attorney to craft the perfect case to get you the results you need.
How Involved Will They Be in Your Particular Case?
Attorneys are often very busy. So, the possibility exists that they may not be exclusively dealing with your personal injury case. Often, busy lawyers rely on a team of experienced paralegals, researchers, and legal secretaries to assist them with some cases. By asking how much of your particular case an attorney will handle themselves, you won’t be surprised later during the trial.
Do They Prefer to Reach a Settlement Outside the Courtroom or Go to Trial?
When choosing a personal injury attorney, it’s crucial to understand what their preferred course of action is with personal injury claims and pre-trial settlements. While many people may believe their best option is to choose an aggressive personal injury lawyer, this may not necessarily be the case depending on your particular circumstances and hopes for an outcome. Conversely, you may not want to settle. In that case, you should avoid “settlement mills”, which churn over clients for a quick buck.
Injured? Call the Law Offices of James C. DeZao Today
If you’re injured in an accident, seek expert legal guidance as soon as possible. Make sure you speak to an experienced New Jersey personal injury attorney today at the Law Offices of James C. DeZao, P.A. Our firm specializes in personal injury claims and has the experience and legal know-how to get you the results you want – and need.
At the Law Offices of James C. DeZao, our firm is here to assist you with your case and help you claim the compensation you rightly deserve. Call us today at (973) 358-6134 for a free consultation.