When you or a family member are injured in a car accident, you probably already understand that you need to speak with an experienced auto accident lawyer about your auto accident case. However, the general public doesn’t always know which type of attorney they should contact or retain. When you or a loved one have been injured, it’s important that you speak with an experienced New York personal injury law attorney. The attorneys at Parker Waichman LLP have experienced, and aggressive legal professionals to best represent you or your loved one. At Parker Waichman LLP, our firm’s legal professionals only handle injury and wrongful death claims. To receive a free consultation, call us today at 1-800-YOUR-LAWYER (1-800-968-7529), or use our online contact form. Our experienced accident injury lawyers will review the facts of your accident injury claim. At this critical meeting, our attorney’s objective is to gather enough details about your accident so the lawyer can explain the claims process in detail to you or your loved one. At that time, you or your loved one can determine if we are best suited to handle the car accident case.
Qualifying Questions to Ask a Car Accident Lawyer
To decide whether or not an auto accident lawyer is the best choice to represent you or your loved one, you should ask some pre-qualifying questions. The following pre-qualifying questions may help determine whether an attorney is right for the case:
How many automobile accident cases has your law firm handled?
Very few law firms actually focus their law practice on car accident claims. Most law firms may also be more experienced in other areas of the law, such as divorce or bankruptcy cases, and not as experienced in car accident cases. While attorneys do not need to practice exclusively in personal injury law to handle car accident claims, retaining a firm that handles more than a few car accident lawsuits a year will likely benefit you or your loved one.
How much experience does the law firm have in litigating complex motor vehicle accident injury cases?
Being a competent lawyer does not mean that the attorney has the experience and expertise that you need to represent your interests in court. If a claim does not settle for the appropriate amount of money, that case could proceed to trial. In that circumstance, you will definitely need an attorney who has significant courtroom experience. Although many car accident cases settle before trial, you should always retain a car accident law firm with a significant track record of bringing and winning car accident trials.
How will you be paid?
Obtaining the most amount of compensation for your accident injury claim is important, and our law firm understands that. We also know that potential clients are concerned about the cost of representation. Many attorneys charge by the hour and will require upfront deposits, also known as retainers. The client is also liable for paying the attorney’s fees even if the attorney does not get good results in the case. However, our law firm represents clients on a contingency-fee-basis arrangement. This means we are only paid after we successfully recover compensation on your behalf. In some rare circumstances, our firm cannot represent a potential client due to a conflict of interest, a deficiency of insurance coverage, a lack of clear liability, and other facts of a case.
How do your “feel” about the lawyer?
It is always smart to listen to your gut feeling when making important life decisions. Moreover, a successful attorney-client relationship necessitates trust and open communication. The client should be an active participant in both the recovery and legal processes. Moreover, the accident injury client should be able to trust their attorney to make the best decisions to advance their client’s personal injury case. If you or a loved one feels uneasy about the attorney you are meeting with or thinks the lawyer does not value your insights into your claim, it may be best to meet with another attorney to represent you or your loved one.
At Parker Waichman LLP, our legal professionals comprehend the challenges facing car accident injury victims. We have helped thousands of accident victims obtain results in their car accident cases. If you or someone you love has been injured, contact our New York accident attorneys to investigate your claim, and we might be able to help you hold those responsible for your injuries.
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Parker Waichman LLP helps families recover monetary compensation for harm caused by dangerous drivers. For your free consultation, contact our Car Accident Law Firm today by using our live chat or calling 1-800-YOUR-LAWYER (1-800-968-7529).
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