Your guide to personal injury attorneys

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Planning ahead

Things to know before you get started.
How to Hire a Personal Injury Lawyer
  1. 1. Verify experience

    An attorney who handles product liability cases won’t be skilled in medical malpractice. Take the time to find out what the lawyer specializes in before setting up an appointment.

  2. 2. Look at past cases

    If you want to go to court, ask the attorney how many cases he has taken to court in the past. Many personal injury attorneys settle out of court.

  3. 3. Be clear on the budget

    Discuss the fee structure before signing any paperwork. Personal injury lawyers typically work on a contingency basis, meaning that you only pay the attorney if you win the case.

  4. 4. Build rapport

    Choose an attorney that you feel comfortable with so you can ask him questions as needed. Personal injuries are delicate matters, and you want to feel sharing sensitive details.

  5. 5. Scale back

    If you have a small claim, consider going with an attorney with less experience. A lot of experienced attorneys only take on big cases, so they probably won’t give you the time of day.

  6. 6. Look for timely responses

    Select a personal injury lawyer who is committed to the task at hand. A good attorney keeps his clients informed every step of the way.

  7. 7. Go with a realistic attorney

    If an attorney promises you a settlement, he or she is not being realistic. Your attorney might be able to help you get a positive outcome, but if it seems too good to be true, it probably is.

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