Three Important Things to Know Before You Choose a Personal Injury Attorney
When searching for the right personal injury attorney you will have many people to consider. We suggest that you think about three of the most important things you must know before you choose an attorney. Keep reading to see what they are. You can also contact Law Offices of Fernando D. Vargas at 909-982-0707 for all your personal injury needs.
- You Should Not Pay for an Initial Consultation If you are looking for the right personal injury attorney and they request an upfront payment from you, then you know you have found the wrong attorney. Why? Because a good attorney will offer you a confidential, no-cost consultation. The purpose of this is to give you the information you need about the options the attorney can pursue on your behalf, the basics of the attorney, and other information you need to ensure you feel confident that you are hiring the right attorney.
- You Should Not Pay Any Upfront Costs In addition to not paying for the consultation, you should not pay any upfront costs at all. Why? Because you should choose an attorney that will take your case on a contingency basis. This means that they will not charge you any legal fees until they win your case. If they do not win your case then you will not pay for your legal fees. There are a few reasons this is important. First, it ensures that you do not go broke paying for an attorney who may not even deliver results. Second, it gives you confidence that your attorney is working as hard as possible. After all, if they do not win your case they do not get paid. Finally, consider that they will be paid a percentage of the amount that is recovered. This means that the more they win for you, the more they are paid. Some attorneys may take on as many cases as they can with the intention of getting a settlement as quickly as possible – even if this is not the best option for the client. However, if an attorney’s pay is determined by how much they can recover, then they have as much to gain by maximizing the recovery as the client does.
- Experience is Essential You do not want to hire an attorney who is just starting out in this field. The more experience they have, the better able they are likely to be able to represent you. Choose an attorney who not only has experience with the law but has specific experience in the type of case you are dealing with.
At Law Offices of Fernando D. Vargas we have decades of experience and expertise in a wide range of personal injury cases. You can contact us now at 909-982-0707 to request your free legal consultation. We are standing by to help you today.