- August 9, 2017
- In orange County Personal Injury
After an accident, the last thing you may want to think about is pursuing legal action against the at fault party. This may especially be the case if you or your loved one were seriously injured in the accident. However, as difficult as it may be, it is important to immediately consult with an experienced accident attorney to protect your legal rights and make sure that you get the full compensation that you deserve.
Even when you decide to get legal help, it is easy to feel overwhelmed by the attorney selection process. The process of choosing the right attorney can get exacerbated if you are experiencing substantial pain, still undergoing medical treatment, and dealing with financial pressure from the bills and lack of being able to go to work.
Where to Start the Accident Attorney Selection Process
The best place to start the accident attorney selection process is with firms that offer a free initial consultation. During a consultation, you can ask questions and get an idea of your legal rights and options. These appointments can also provide a good opportunity to interview the attorney and his legal to determine whether they are the right fit for you.
The key to a successful initial consultation with an attorney is asking the right questions. Below are three key questions you can ask an attorney to see if he is the one who can help you get the best possible recovery for your damages.
- Ask the Attorney’s Area of Expertise
One of the most important questions you should ask a potential accident attorney is about his area of expertise. You need to know whether he specializes in personal injury cases, or has a more general practice. Moreover, even if he focuses on personal injury cases, you should ask whether the attorney has experience in your particular type of accident case, such as truck or motorcycle accidents.
- Ask About Attorney’s Fees
Most personal injury attorneys charge a contingency fee. This means that you will not pay any fees up front. The attorney will collect his fees only if you receive a settlement or an award. Only then, will the attorney recoup his fees, plus costs and expenses, as a previously agreed upon portion of your settlement. If the firm charges a contingency fee, you should ask what the fee. You should also ask the attorney to explain what the costs and expenses might be.
- Ask About the Availability of the Attorney
Although many steps need to be taken before a lawsuit can be filed in a personal injury claim, it is important to hire an attorney who has enough time and resources to promptly handle your case. This is especially important because you don’t want to hire an attorney who does not have the sufficient time to handle your case and could possible miss the statute of limitation.
Consult with an Accident Attorney in Los Angeles
If you or a loved one was injured in an accident that was caused by the negligence of another party, you may be entitled to financial compensation by filing a personal injury claim. For more information or to schedule a free consultation, call the Law Offices of Samer Habbas today at 888.848.5084.