How to Choose a Personal Injury Lawyer
Finding a personal injury lawyer can be difficult. Fortunately, there are a number of steps you can take to make the search easier and help you get your lawsuit started and on the right track.
Seek recommendations from people you trust.One of the best ways to find a reputable lawyer is simply by asking around your personal network. Friends, neighbors, relatives, and co-workers are excellent resources. People often don't discuss legal matters with others, so you may not be aware that your co-worker had hired a personal injury lawyer in the past. We think it's a good idea to get a few different recommendations in order to choose a personal injury lawyer who fits well with your needs.
Request an in-person consultation with any lawyer you are considering to hire.The majority of personal injury lawyers offer free initial consultations. You should think twice if an lawyer asks for payment before a consultation.
When it comes down to how to choose a personal injury lawyer, we suggest preparing a list of questions before your meeting. Having the list available will ensure you leave the consultation with all of your questions answered and one step closer to choosing your lawyer. Be wary of any lawyer who gives answers that are vague or evasive; he or she may simply have insufficient experience in the area, but doesn't want to declare it outright.
Ask these questions when deciding how to choose a personal injury lawyer. Our answers are included.What is your fee structure?
At McDonald Law Firm, we handle all personal injury cases on a contingent fee basis. This means our law firm doesn't get paid unless we recover money for you. We will cover all expenses related to your case, including obtaining medical records, hiring expert witnesses and court filing costs. If we recover an award for you, these expenses will be taken out of the award. If we aren't successful in resolving in your case, you owe our firm nothing.
Who will be working on my case?
We have a team of personal injury lawyers who will most likely collaborate on your case. Additionally, our strong support team plays an integral part in the litigation process. We are always available to answer calls and emails.
How will we communicate?
We take client communication very seriously at McDonald Law Firm. We understand that each case is important and personal to every client and we make ourselves available to address any concerns or questions, either in-person, over the phone or through email.
How many cases like mine have you worked on?
The lawyers at McDonald Law Firm have handled a wide array of personal injury claims, from trucking accidents to go-kart accidents. We are more than happy to discuss our experience during our initial consultation.
Will you provide referrals?
Absolutely. Just ask. We have plenty of past clients or other lawyers who are willing to give their honest opinion of our legal services.