Choosing which Tucson accident lawyer to hire is a big decision. You want to make sure your attorney is experienced and will fight to help you achieve the best possible outcome. Asking your potential lawyer questions during your initial consultation can make it easier to determine which firm is best for your needs.
Here are some questions you should ask:
1. Questions About the Attorney/Firm
How long have you been practicing personal injury law?
Your attorney should be able to draw on their past experience when fighting for you. Take into account how many years they have under their belt and whether they have the necessary skills to handle your case.
Have you handled cases like mine, and what were the outcomes?
Beyond just handling personal injury cases, you should get an idea of whether your attorney has handled cases that are similar to yours. For example, a slip and fall will have different factors to consider than a car accident. Your lawyer may not be able to share all of the specific details of cases, depending on confidentiality, but they should be able to provide some examples of similar cases and outcomes.
What is your success rate at trial?
Not every case will need to go to trial, but it’s in your best interest to work with a law firm that will prepare every case as though it could. This demonstrates that they are willing to fight for the maximum possible settlement. An attorney with trial experience will be ready if your case needs to go to court.
Can I speak to any past clients?
Speaking to past clients will give you an idea of what working with your potential law firm is like. Your attorney should be able to provide you with references.
2. Questions About Your Case
What are the strengths and weaknesses of my case?
It’s helpful to have an idea of how strong your case is before moving forward. Your lawyer can give you an honest evaluation of where you stand and what strengths and weaknesses they believe are present.
Can you estimate what my case is worth?
It’s impossible to give an exact amount for any given case because of the many factors that can influence the final outcome. That being said, your attorney may be able to give you an estimated range based on what they know about your circumstances.
Can you estimate how long my case will take?
Like the value of a case, the time it will take to resolve is dependent on many factors. As a result, your lawyer won’t be able to give you an exact timeline. However, they can help you get a general idea of the length of time similar cases have taken.
What is my role in the case?
Your lawyer should let you know what they are expecting from you and what you can provide to help the case move forward. You will likely need to send over relevant documentation and your attorney can let you know what exactly you need to gather.
Who is my point of contact?
You should know who you can contact at the firm if you have any questions during your case. It’s also helpful to know how often you can expect updates.
Experienced Attorneys in Tucson
At Grabb & Durando, we have over two decades of experience fighting for accident victims. We can help you navigate the complexities of your case and will work hard to get you the compensation you deserve.