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Questions You Need to Ask Before Hiring an Injury Lawyer

Legally Reviewed and Edited by: Terry Cochran

Obtaining compensation for a personal injury can be daunting and is rarely a simple matter. Hiring a highly experienced personal injury lawyer can help ease the strain, but you need to ask the right questions beforehand.

If you find yourself in the unfortunate circumstances of needing to hire a personal injury attorney, start by asking the following three crucial questions.

1. What is Your Experience with Similar Cases?

While every case is different, there are similar types of cases to yours. During your initial consultation with an attorney, identify your injury and how it occurred. Ask the attorney if they have experience with these specific types of cases.

Personal injury law covers various injuries resulting from different causes, such as motorcycle accidents, dog bites, and medical malpractice. An attorney may be experienced in several of these, or just one or two. Ask specific questions to determine their depth of experience related to your type of case.

For example, if you’ve been injured in a car accident, check to be sure they have ample experience in motor vehicle accident cases. If you have suffered a workplace injury, confirm they know how to navigate workers’ compensation law and disability law successfully. They should also have experience in negotiating settlements with insurance companies.

The attorneys with Cochran, Kroll & Associates, P.C., are experienced in several personal injury law areas in Michigan. Eileen Kroll, a registered nurse and injury attorney, uses her dual expertise in reaching successful results for her clients in various case types. These may be a spinal cord injury case or even a birth trauma litigation case.

2. How Much Time Can You Spend on my Case?

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With the number of emergency room visits for unintentional injuries reaching over 29 million a year, there is the potential for a high number of cases being handled by the law firm you interview. Ask about their current caseload and if they have adequate time available for working on your case. Also, ask about the timeframe for resolving your case.

3. What are the Fees?

Once you find an experienced attorney, ask about their fees. At Cochran, Kroll & Associates, P.C., we work on a contingency fee. This means that if you reach a settlement or win at trial, you agree to pay a percentage of the awarded amount as your fee. You do not have to pay our fee unless you win.

In addition, ask about case expenses. Will you be responsible for these, regardless of whether your case is won or lost?

Schedule Your Free Consultation Today

These are important questions to ask before hiring an attorney for your personal injury case. Call and schedule a free consultation with the experienced lawyers at Cochran, Kroll & Associates, P.C. We are ready to honestly and thoroughly answer any questions you have and help you obtain the compensation you deserve for your case. Call us today at 866-MICH-LAW.

Disclaimer : The information provided is general and not for legal advice. The blogs are not intended to provide legal counsel and no attorney-client relationship is created nor intended.

Emily is a writer and legal professional with experience as a law firm paralegal and non-profit legal administrator. Prior to her legal career, Emily earned her Bachelor's Degree in International Affairs and worked with a government consulting group out of Washington, D.C. Today she splits her time between the Florida coast and the North Carolina mountains.



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