What to Know Before Hiring a Lawyer

What to Know Before Hiring a Lawyer

Hiring a personal injury lawyer can feel like a daunting task. After all, you’re trusting them to protect your legal rights and get the settlement you deserve. Where should you begin?

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To find the right attorney for your personal injury case, start by asking the right questions.

Ask About Experience. 

How long have they practiced?

Experience matters. As the old adage goes, “practice makes perfect.” Some people assume that hiring a more experienced attorney will be more expensive. However, most personal injury lawyers charge a contingency fee. That means their fee will be a percentage of your settlement, not something you’re expected to pay upfront.

In many cases, you can hire an attorney with decades of experience for the same price as a newly established lawyer.

Ask About Practice Areas. 

Do they have experience with cases like yours?

Personal injury is a large practice area. It includes car and motorcycle wrecks, pedestrian accidents, slip and fall injuries, wrongful death, medical malpractice, defective products, and more! Again, expertise is key. Ask about the attorney’s track record with your specific area of injury.

An experienced lawyer will be familiar with the case law, have connections with expert witnesses, and more.

Ask About Location. 

Where are they located? Do they have local offices?

An attorney may advertise in your state, but their office could be hours from you. Many people like to know that they can visit their attorney in person if needed. From preparing for a deposition to picking up your settlement check, you may find yourself visiting the office several times over the course of your legal case.

Ask About Accessibility. 

How easy is it to get in touch with your attorney?

A personal injury claim can be complex, and it’s normal to have questions about the process. Who will be there to answer them? Clear communication is key. You should never be left in the dark about the status of your claim. How often can you expect to hear from your attorney or another member of the legal team?

If you’re questioning whether you need a lawyer, learn more about that decision here: Hiring A Lawyer 101: Should You Call a Lawyer? 

Questions? Call Taylor King Law Today. 

“On your side – by your side” is more than a slogan. It’s our commitment to every client. At Taylor King Law, you’ll find an experienced team of 20 attorneys and more than 50 professional staff members. We’ve been serving our neighbors for more than 25 years. 

Our practice areas include car accidents, truck accidents, motorcycle wrecks, slip and fall injuries, medical malpractice, wrongful death cases, defective products, and more.

Taylor King Law has offices located in Little Rock, Fort Smith, Jonesboro, Springdale, Jackson (MS), and Arkadelphia.

Call 1-800-CAR-WRECK (227-9732) today or Contact us Online to begin your FREE consultation.