Dos and Don'ts of Hiring an Accident AttorneyNov. 1, 2016
When hiring a Minneapolis accident attorney, there is a lot to consider. You want someone you can trust who can give you the representation you deserve. Here are few dos and donts to help you make the right decision.
- Do hire an attorney. Whether you have been injured by a medical device, a car accident, or a dog bite, you are entitled to compensation for the damages caused to you and your family. However, it can be difficult to seek recompense without proper legal representation. Dont try to fight the system alone. Hire an attorney so that you can get what you deserve.
- Dont try to hide anything about the accident. When meeting with a potential attorney, its important to disclose all of the details surrounding your injury and accident. Even if you feel guilty or ashamed about some of the things that happened, its important to share everything. This allows your attorney to prepare the right strategy to help you win your case.
- Make a list of questions that you want to ask during your first visit with a lawyer.
During your first interview with each attorney, be sure to ask the important questions that can help you establish if they are the right fit for your case. Ask about their background, strategy, experience, and the expected outcome of the case.
- Dont hire someone who doesnt have experience with personal injury and accidents. Even if your neighbor is an attorney, that might not mean that they are qualified to handle your personal injury case. Lawyers specialize in different areas. Be sure that your lawyer has experience in the area that you need.
- Dont forget to ask about the financial agreement. When hiring an attorney, know what it will cost you so you wont be surprised once the case is over and the bill arrives. Speak with your attorneys office in depth about what to expect financially.
- Do appear professional during court appearances. If you have any court appearances scheduled during the duration of your case, dress the part. Make sure that you are cleaned up and wearing professional clothing.
- Dont ignore your attorneys advice. Youre hiring an attorney to give you the best chance of winning your case. It would be detrimental to your success to go against their advice. When your lawyer advises you to do something, its best to follow through.
If youve been seriously injured, dont waste any time. Hire a Minneapolis accident attorney to help you get what you deserve.
Call us at Lord & Associates for a free consultation. 612-333-5673