Questions To Ask When Retaining a Personal Injury Attorney in Arizona
When you have been injured in an accident, it may impact your professional, social, and romantic life as well as your overall health. It may even negatively affect the lives of your loved ones. Your personal injury award will be your compensation for your medical costs, time missed from work, pain and suffering, and more. That’s why it’s vital that you find a personal injury attorney that you trust. You will likely have questions about your specific situation, but use these standard questions as a baseline when looking for an Arizona Injury Attorney to handle your personal injury claim.
- How long have you been practicing?
Education is important, but experience is a better indicator of the results a personal injury attorney can achieve. That’s why one of the first things you should find out during a consultation is how long the attorney has been practicing. This information should be easily verifiable through an online search. If the attorney simply tells you how many years they have been practicing law in general, you should ask them to elaborate on how much of that experience was specifically in personal injury law. You may also want to ask whether they have experience working personal injury defense, or representing the insurance company.
- Have you handled personal injury cases similar to mine?
If you were in a rear end collision, or slipped and fell in a grocery store, chances are that your attorney has handled a case with facts that are very similar to yours. If you have a unique case, you may want to continue your search until you find someone with relevant experience. An attorney who has represented clients like you should be able to give better settlement estimates, more accurate timelines, etc. That attorney should also already know better specialists and expert witnesses to hire for your case.
- What resources do you have at your disposal and how will it benefit my personal injury case?
Some attorneys operate as a solo practice, while other firms are larger and have more staff members. You may prefer the more personal nature of a solo practice, but more staff usually allow for more prompt responses to questions and more competitive pricing. You should also ask about private investigators, accident reconstructionists, and other specialists that your attorney would use for your case.
- Do you offer trial representation for Arizona Personal Injury cases?
Most personal injury claims settle out of court, so some attorneys don’t even offer trial representation as a service. You should confirm with your attorney that should your case proceed so far, your attorney is comfortable representing you at trial. If they are, you can ask about their success rate at trial. Your attorney may try to explain away a low success rate, but it can still be an indicator that your attorney doesn’t have good judgment as to when to accept a settlement agreement.
- What is your pricing structure and your fee structure?
Your budget may be tight after an accident, so you may want to first consider personal injury attorneys that offer free initial consultations. This can save you hundreds, if not thousands, during the retainer period. This will allow you to consult with more attorneys so that you are more confident in your decision of who to hire.
Most personal injury attorneys charge using a contingent price structure. This means that the attorney will take a set percentage of your award, whether it is achieved through settlement or trial. You will not owe your attorney any fees if they fail to obtain an award on your behalf.
Many personal injury attorneys charge as much as 30-35% of your total award. While a few percentage points may seem small, it will quickly add up if your case settles in the thousands or higher. My AZ Lawyers charges a more competitive 25%, leaving more of your award for you and your family’s future. See the difference our attorneys provide by calling today for your free consultation.
Our Mesa Injury Attorneys only charge a 25% fee for attorney fees. Thus, our discount fee charged by our Mesa injury firm is far less than what most other Arizona accident attorneys charge (usually 33%-40% or more). The attorneys at Injury Lawyers Mesa are dedicated, professional, and experienced and knowledgeable in Arizona personal injury law. Therefore, not only do you get more of your accident settlement, but you get the best personal injury team in Arizona at only a 25% fee. Plus, our Mesa accident firm prides itself in representing clients in Mesa, Chandler, and Gilbert, Arizona while attaining maximum compensation in a claim settlement.
Our Arizona Injury Lawyers offer an initial free, no-obligation consultation and case evaluation for clients in Arizona.
Therefore, After contacting our AZ personal injury law firm, you will schedule a consult with one of our experienced accident/injury attorneys. If you are a victim of an accident/injury and are unable to meet at our office location, an attorney can provide consultation services over the phone, or come to a hospital or home.
Every client and prospective client is valuable to our professional legal team. Each claim and personal injury case is unique and specific to the victim. Injury Lawyers Mesa give the individual attention needed to each case in order to ensure a successful resolution and maximum financial compensation.
If you were involved in an accident or received injury due to the negligence of another party, or you experienced the loss of a loved one due to the carelessness of another, contact Injury Lawyers Mesa law firm. Discuss your options, rights, and case in an initial free consultation with an experienced Arizona accident and personal injury attorney.
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