Suppose you’re thinking about hiring a personal injury attorney. In that case, there are several questions that you should ask in order to determine if your lawyer has the experience, reputation, and skill required to handle your case in the most efficient and effective manner possible. Broder Orland Murray & DeMattie LLC is a personal injury law firm serving Connecticut and Massachusetts. The attorneys at Broder Orland Murray & DeMattie LLC have decades of combined experience representing accident victims in their quest for compensation. By asking your potential attorney questions, you can rest assured that you have hired the best lawyer available to represent your interests and achieve the best possible outcome for your case.
How much do you charge per hour?
It may seem like a no-brainer, but one of your first questions should be how much your potential attorney charges. Find out what their hourly fee is and if they charge an additional rate for travel or meetings outside their office. Will they need to get involved in every step of my case, or just handle negotiations with my insurance company? What is included in your retainer fee?: A retainer is a predetermined amount you pay upfront for professional services.
Do you work on contingency, or do you receive a fee upfront?
When you’re considering hiring a personal injury attorney, one of your biggest questions is whether you’ll have to pay them upfront. It’s also a question most attorneys won’t answer directly because they don’t want to lose your business—it sounds strange but it happens all too often. With that said, here are some things to think about when determining whether you should hire an attorney on a contingency or with a fee upfront.
Do you take my case if I lose at trial (lose my case)?
A lawyer who says they won’t take your case if you lose at trial is not a good lawyer to hire. No professional should be unwilling to defend you unless it is impossible based on your situation. In any case, it is best to ask any potential attorney how they feel about losing cases and why they are willing or not willing. This will give you an idea of their confidence in winning and their confidence in themselves as an attorney.
In conclusion, when you hire a lawyer to represent you in court, it is important that you feel comfortable with them and that they are competent. It is your right as a client to ask questions about their experience and knowledge. I hope that these questions have been helpful for you to prepare for your meeting with an attorney.