If you’ve been injured in an accident or experienced some other form of personal injury in North Carolina, it’s important to find a lawyer who can help you get the compensation you deserve. Meeting with a personal injury attorney for the first time can be intimidating, but it’s also an opportunity to ask some important questions that will help you understand your options and choose the right legal representation. Here are five questions to consider asking when you meet with a North Carolina personal injury attorney for the first time:
What do you charge in upfront fees?
Trustworthy personal injury lawyers, like those at Lewis & Keller, typically work on contingency, which means they won’t charge you any upfront fees. Instead, they’ll take a percentage of the compensation they win on your behalf. This ensures that they’ll work hard to win your case because their success is tied to your success
Do you handle cases like mine?
You want to find an attorney who has experience handling cases similar to yours. At Lewis & Keller, we handle a wide range of personal injury cases, including premises liability; car, truck, and motorcycle accidents; and more. Be sure to ask about the specific types of cases the attorney has experience with.
What is your plan to get me a favorable outcome?
Each case is unique, so your lawyer should be able to explain their strategy and what role you might play in the process. At Lewis & Keller, we handle all aspects of the legal process, including gathering evidence, negotiating with insurance companies, and representing you in court if necessary. We’ll work tirelessly to get you the best possible outcome.
What obstacles might my case run into?
This is an opportunity for your lawyer to go over any parts of your case that may be particularly tricky, such as proving liability or convincing the insurance company of the extent of your injuries. An experienced lawyer will treat this answer as an extension of their strategy, laying out any obstacles before explaining their approach to overcoming them.
How will you keep me up to date on the status of my case?
A reliable legal team will always keep you updated while they handle your case. By asking this question, you can find out their preferred method of communication and how involved you may want to be in the legal process. At Lewis & Keller, we understand that our clients have busy lives, and we’ll work with you to find a communication schedule that works best.
If you’ve been injured in North Carolina and are looking for an experienced personal injury attorney, we encourage you to contact Lewis & Keller. Our team is dedicated to helping clients get the compensation they deserve.