Originally published September 12, 2022.
Finding the right personal injury lawyer after an accident is a significant decision. Your choice of lawyer can have a big impact on the outcome of your claim, because their level of skill may determine how much compensation you get.
At Fieger Law, we believe it is important for all injury victims to have the information they need to be fully informed about the skill and reputation of the law firm they hire. That is why we have compiled a list of vital questions to ask a personal injury lawyer before you hire them— so you can choose the best legal representation for your case.
Contact Fieger Law for a free consultation. During this time, you can explain your situation and ask our personal injury attorneys to answer any questions you have about their legal experience. Some questions to ask may include:
How Often Do Your Cases Go to Trial?
While not all claims need to go to trial, a lawyer who regularly takes cases to trial is likely more experienced in the courtroom and comfortable with litigation.
Our attorneys at Fieger Law have extensive trial experience that they can use to benefit your personal injury case. Our award-winning lawyers understand injury claims and litigation processes and can ensure a strong legal strategy during your lawsuit.
How Many Cases Have You Handled Similar to Mine?
When hiring a personal injury attorney, it’s crucial to choose one with experience handling similar cases. For example, an attorney who has only handled car accident claims may not know the best ways to handle a claim for an injury caused by a defective medical product.
A knowledgeable and skilled personal injury attorney will know how to investigate your claim, identify the responsible parties, and build a strong case on your behalf. An experienced attorney will also be familiar with the laws and regulations regarding your personal injury case and how to navigate the legal system to get you the compensation you deserve.
The attorneys at Fieger Law have experience in many practice areas, from medical malpractice to police misconduct. Our lawyers have unique legal backgrounds, and we can partner you with an attorney specializing in your type of case, whether birth injuries or motorcycle crashes.
Can You Put Me in Touch with Former Clients for References?
Asking the lawyer to put you in touch with former clients is an effective way to hear firsthand about their performance from people who have used their services.
You’ll get an idea of the lawyer’s success rate, communication style, and personability by speaking with former clients. Furthermore, you’ll be able to find out if the lawyer is easy to communicate with and whether they’re responsive to your needs.
For more immediate answers, don’t hesitate to explore our website to learn about our multiple awards, read client testimonials, and view our case results. We can also put you in touch with former clients so you can hear about our services firsthand.
How Do You Bill?
Many personal injury lawyers work on a contingency basis, meaning they only get paid if you have a winning outcome. If you are considering hiring a lawyer, it is essential to ask how they bill.
Working with an attorney on contingency means you do not have to pay any upfront costs. Instead, the attorney agrees to receive a percentage of any settlement or jury award obtained in your case. Michigan limits contingency fees to 33.33%.
Fieger Law attorneys work under a contingency fee agreement with personal injury clients. We are passionate about helping victims obtain high-quality legal representation regardless of their financial status.
How Long Does It Take to Resolve a Case Like Mine?
The amount of time it takes to reach a settlement or verdict depends on several factors, including injury severity, the insurance company’s response, and the case’s complexity.
In some cases, you may settle quickly, while litigation may be necessary for other situations. This time frame depends on how fast you and your legal team negotiate with the insurance company. If your case proceeds to trial, it can, unfortunately, take several months or years to reach a final resolution.
The best way to ensure a timely conclusion to your case is to work with an experienced personal injury attorney who can aggressively pursue your claim and protect your rights. Contact Fieger Law to ensure your case gets the attention it deserves so that a resolution is reached as quickly as possible.
How Do I Contact You/Will You Be Contacting Me Throughout the Case?
If you’ve sustained injuries in an accident, you need an attorney who keeps you updated about every aspect of your case. Some lawyers prefer to communicate via email, while others may prefer phone calls or text messages.
There’s no right or wrong answer, but you must find a lawyer who communicates in a way that makes you comfortable and never leaves you wondering how your case is proceeding. Asking about communication when choosing a personal injury attorney is important, and you deserve to understand how they will keep you in the loop.
At Fieger Law, we understand that being kept in the dark about your case can be frustrating. We keep our clients up-to-date on their claims so that they always know where they stand.
Hire a Personal Injury Attorney That Will Fight for You
Personal injury cases can be complex, and the outcome can hinge on a few seemingly minor details. The nationally recognized Michigan personal injury lawyers at Fieger Law have the experience to pursue your case and recover maximum compensation for your injuries.
Reach out to our team today for a free, no-obligation consultation where you can ask any questions you might have, and we can address your concerns about your claim. Our firm handles cases nationwide, so contact us from anywhere in the U.S.