Don’t take the decision lightly when determining which personal injury attorney to deal with following an accident. Not only could the decision mean more or less thousands of dollars upon settlement in your bank account, it could also mean the difference between sleepless nights thinking “did I mess up this decision” and sleep like a kid knowing that you are in good hands.Learn more about us at Brockton Personal Injury Attorney
What is your lawyer’s track record in recovering damages? You want a proven track record and an attorney who, if necessary, is not scared to stand up for you enough to take your case to court. Ask concerns about outcomes and trials in court.
Will the solicitor charge a fee for the case upfront? Some do, not some. Having the attorney work on contingency would give him or her “skin in the game” efficiently and make the result even more important.
How much personal injury training does the solicitor have and what proportion of his or her practise does it compromise? If the reach of the practise is a hobby, keep looking.
Philosophy of the Solicitor. If as many as possible seem to sign up for the ideology and then back off on the junior associate, keep looking. If the policy is to work with you closely and then at the end of the case, the law firm takes a “hit” to get you a better settlement, then finish the meeting!
Stop companies that hire contract runners. To address your case and sign the contract for representation, you should sit face to face with the lawyer you are hiring. It may be the most critical meeting with your solicitor that you would have. Some businesses with higher volumes use contract runners and can refer to them as “investigators.” Until recruiting, you cannot consent with a contract runner and insist on consulting with your lawyer. Contract runners are typically not attorneys and are therefore not authorised to answer any legal questions regarding the contract or representation that you may have.