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What You Need To Know Before You Interview A Lawyer To Take Your Case

What You Need To Know Before You Interview A Lawyer To Take Your Case

Atlanta Injury Blog > 2011 > October > What You Need To Know Before You Interview A Lawyer To Take Your Case

Today I received a phone call from a new client who was not happy with his former attorney. The client and I spoke at length about his former attorney. After a long discussion we realized that his former lawyer specialized in workers compensation, which is very different from personal injury. This conversation that I had today prompted me to blog about what prospective clients should seek in their attorney.

1. How many years have you been practicing personal injury law? You need to find out how long the lawyer has been representing personal injury cases. Having experience is an important factor when choosing the right attorney.

2. What types of personal injury cases do you handle? Personal injury attorneys may handle different types of cases ranging from automobile accidents to bicycle crashes. You want an attorney who has represented cases pertaining to the type of accident and injury you have sustained.

3. How much court experience do you have? Not all cases go to court, but if your case does, you want to make sure the attorney you hire has experience in trial litigation. The more cases and experience the attorney has, the better for you.
4. Are you licensed in the state of Georgia? You will want to be represented by an attorney who is licensed in the state of Georgia. Laws vary from state to state. It is important that your attorney fully understands Georgia law.

5. What is your opinion on a settlement versus a trial? You want to make sure the attorney you hire will fight for you. It is important that you have confidence that the attorney will help you make the right decision on any settlement offer versus going to trial. If the attorney believes a trial is necessary, you must feel that the attorney can win the case.

6. Have you written any books? If the attorney has authored a book or report, it is a good indication that he or she has a thorough grasp of the law and will have the knowledge to help you.

Asking these questions will help you get a better feel for the attorney's background and experience. It is important that you are secure in the decisions you are making regarding your claim.

The Atlanta accident attorney you hire can help put your mind at ease by taking an active role in answering all your questions and explaining the details of your claim. You want this to be a win- win situation for all involved.

Call today to schedule your free initial consultation with our Atlanta injury firm.


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