10 QUESTIONS TO ASK WHEN INTERVIEWING A WRONGFUL DEATH ATTORNEY
Do you handle any types of cases other than wrongful death or medical malpractice? Wrongful death and medical malpractice laws are extremely complicated. Lawyers handling these cases regularly must be experts and knowledgeable about medicine, at dealing with insurance company adjusters, finding all available insurance for your claims, and are familiar with the skilled defense attorneys who work for the same hospitals or medical practices.
How many trials have you taken through verdict? What were the results?
What percent of your cases settle? Have you handled million dollar and multi-million dollar cases? Are you a member of the Million Dollar and/or Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum? Can you tell me about these cases?
Have you ever had cases that were featured in the media? Do you have experience in handling the media, doing press conferences or appearing on TV and radio for these cases?
Have you handled many wrongful death and serious injury cases? How many cases do you handle at any one time?
Will you hire the best most qualified experts to support my case? How do you find them? What are you looking for in an expert? Who will pay for them?
Who will be handling my case day-to-day? Find out who you will be calling when you have a question about your case? Ask who will be attending depositions and court for motions for your case.
Do you take phone calls after normal business hours? Will you give me your cell phone number in case I have a question after hours or on the weekend? Personal service should be the hallmark of every attorney-client relationship.
Do you outsource any of your work, including research? Specifically, what will you be doing in my case?
Have you published any articles, guides, books or other media for consumers or other attorneys on these topics?