After sustaining an injury as a result of an accident, you should always seek out legal assistance to ensure you receive the proper compensation. The initial consultation with a personal injury lawyer may seem daunting, but it’s actually your chance to inquire about important matters that will help you decide on the ideal legal representation for you. The following are questions that our legal experts recommend asking during your first meeting with a New Jersey personal injury attorney.
1. How much do you charge for your services?
Most competent lawyers, like those on the legal team at Peter N. Davis & Associates, work on a contingency fee basis. This means that you do not need to pay any upfront costs. They will take a percentage of the compensation you receive as their fee which will ensure that they work hard for your success. After all, they won’t get paid unless you do!
2. Have you handled cases similar to mine before?
It’s vital that you find a lawyer who has experience with cases similar to yours. At Peter N. Davis & Associates, we are experienced in handling various types of personal injury cases, including the following:
- Accidents resulting in brain or back injuries, fractures, or surgical procedures
- Motor vehicle accidents, including car, motorcycle, and semi-truck or box truck accidents
- Slips and falls
- Workers’ comp
- Construction accidents
- Medical malpractices cases, especially those related to childbirth injuries
- Dog bites
- Wrongful death cases
Make sure you take time to inquire about the specific types of cases the lawyer has experience in.
3. What will be your approach to getting a positive outcome in my case?
Your attorney should be able to explain their strategy for your unique case and determine your role in the process. At Peter N. Davis & Associates, we take care of all aspects of the claims process. This may include collecting evidence, negotiating with insurance companies, and representing you in court if that becomes necessary. We will work vigorously to achieve the best possible outcome for you.
4. What potential challenges may arise in my case?
This question allows your lawyer to explain any complicated parts of your case, for example, proving negligence or convincing the insurance company that your injuries are severe and related to the accident. An attorney with the right experience level will take this as an opportunity to lay out any challenges and how they plan to overcome them.
5. How will you keep me informed about the status of my case?
A dependable legal team will consistently update you on the progress of your case. With this question, you can find out the attorney’s preferred method of communication and how much involvement you want in the legal process. At Peter N. Davis & Associates, we understand that our clients have busy schedules, and we will work with you to find a communication schedule that suits you best.
If you’ve been involved in an incident that resulted in an injury in New Jersey, reach out to our office as soon as possible for your free consultation. At Peter N. Davis & Associates, we specialize in helping clients receive the reimbursement they are legally entitled to so that they can recover from their accident and get back to the life they deserve.