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Questions To Ask Before Hiring A Boston Personal Injury Lawyer

No one ever wants to be the victim of a personal injury accident.  Whether it be a car accidentslip and fall, workers compensation accident, or dog bite, you want to make sure you have the right Boston personal injury lawyer.  If you are thinking of hiring an injury lawyer for your case, here are some questions to ask the lawyer:

What percentage of the recovery will you take if there is a settlement or verdict?

Most lawyers charge the standard 1/3 fee.  Some may charge more, some may charge less.  The fee has to be reasonable though.  Many lawyers, when asked, will negotiate their fee if the case justifies a fee reduction.

Do you focus solely on personal injury cases, or do you take on other cases as well?

Some lawyers handle only personal injury cases, and others only dabble.  It is important to ask this question so you can determine the lawyers level of experience with not only personal injury cases, but with your case in particular.

How long have you been practicing law?

Some people prefer lawyers fresh out of law school, while others prefer a more experienced lawyer.  Be sure to ask your lawyer how long they have been an attorney.

Do you file suit when offers are low from insurance companies?

Some lawyers are more inclined to litigate then others.  If you are looking for someone who litigates cases regularly, be sure to ask that of any prospective lawyer you talk to.

Have you ever brought a case to trial? If so, how many? What was the result?

Find out the trial experience of the lawyer.  That will give you an idea as to how comfortable the lawyer is with filing actual lawsuit, and arguing cases in front of juries and judges.

Would it be you, or an associate, or a paralegal that would be handling my case?

Find out who will be working on your case, and never assume it will always be the attorney.

Have you ever faced disciplinary charges?

Asking it may be an awkward question to ask, it is also a smart one.

Do you have malpractice insurance?

It is always wise to ask this question.  Just in case.

How much do you anticipate the expenses will be on the case?

It is important to ask the lawyer this question because since they will be deducted at the end of the case, you want to know how much they will be.

A Boston Personal Injury Lawyer That Can Help You

Of course there may be other areas you want to inquire about.  You can also check out Avvo.com that has reviews of attorneys.  This list however should at least get you started in the right direction.  Contact us is you are looking for an experienced and proven Boston personal injury lawyer.  Also be sure to check out our reviews and our results.  We are a Boston personal injury law firm that goes above and beyond for our clients.  Find out how today.