Four Questions That Can Help You Find the Best Personal Injury Attorney
If you have suffered an injury and believe that someone else is responsible for said injury, then you may have grounds to file a personal injury claim – which requires the help of a personal injury attorney. If this is your first time working with an attorney, you may not know what is expected of them or how to find the right person. Consider these four questions to help you more easily choose the right personal injury attorney.
- How Much Will It Cost to Work with You? When a person decides to move forward with their injury case without an attorney, it is most often because they assume that they cannot afford an attorney. The good news is that most personal injury attorneys take cases on a contingency basis. This means that you have no upfront costs because you pay them via a percentage of your eventual settlement or verdict. If they do not win your case, then you do not owe them anything for your legal fees – which takes all of the risk off of you and onto them.
- How Experienced Are You in My Particular Type of Case? Yes, you want an attorney who is experienced, but that in and of itself is not enough – you also want them to have experience in your particular type of case. For example, if your case in question involves a broken bone injury, you do not want to hire an attorney who primarily has experience dealing with serious head wounds.
- How Many Cases Have You Won and Lost? Anyone who graduates from law school and passes a state Bar is legally an attorney. However, that does not mean they are good at what they do. There is always a lowest in the class and there is always someone who scored as low as possible on the Bar in order to not fail. The best way to find out how reliable and talented an attorney is would be to ask about their wins and losses. Note that just because an attorney has won a lot in the past does not mean they will be able to win your case. However, it does show that they know what needs to be done to achieve the best possible results. You are free to check our website to learn about our jury and settlement history.
- Are You Will to Go to Trial? Ideally, the at-fault party for your case would agree to a reasonable settlement so that you would not have to deal with the cost and time involved in winning a case at trial. That said, you do want an attorney who is willing to take your case to trial if necessary. At Law Offices of Fernando D. Vargas we will take a case to trial if we believe that is the best way to get the best outcome.
Do you still have questions about which attorney can best represent you? Contact us at 909-982-0707 for a free legal consultation today.