Top Questions To Ask Your Personal Injury Lawyer

Personal Injury Lawyer

Accidents can happen at anytime and anywhere – while at work, holidaying overseas, out and about in public places, at the gym or in a motor vehicle. If you’ve been injured due to the negligent actions of someone else and would like to seek compensation for your losses, physical and/or psychological, you need to get advice from an expert personal injury lawyer.

There are different types of negligence claims. Whether you find a lawyer through a family reference or a professional association, make sure you ask your personal injury lawyer these questions to ensure you’re getting the best legal counsel.

What’s your area of expertise?

You wouldn’t go to a neurosurgeon to deliver your baby even though they’re both doctors. Similarly, you should specifically seek out a personal injury lawyer that specialises in compensation claims and personal injury law.

What’s your track record?

How many similar cases have they handled in the past? Personal injury lawyers who have been helping clients with compensation claims for many years will have gained valuable negotiation and trial experience. They should know the ins and outs of the legal system.

What success stories can you share?

Reading about the law firm’s past success stories will give you a sense of the possible outcomes and your lawyer’s capabilities. This is also a good indicator of whether previous clients were satisfied with the lawyer’s services.

Who will be handling my case?

A caring and efficient lawyer will communicate with you every step of the way. The last thing you need is to deal with a different lawyer every time. It’s good to know upfront if other lawyers in the team will be working on your case.

How long will it take to reach an outcome?

Your lawyer should be able to give you an approximate timeframe based on how long similar cases have taken in the past. The duration could also depend on whether you would be satisfied with an out of court settlement or wish to go to court.

How much will I have to pay in fees?

You don’t have to suffer in silence just because you think you cannot afford an expert personal injury lawyer’s fees. Law firms like Taylor & Scott Lawyers offer a ‘no win, no fee’ policy. You can and should always inquire about how your fees will be handled in both events – whether your compensation claim is successful or not.

How often have you gone to trial?

Sometimes going to trial might be the best option to get you the maximum compensation. Having a lawyer who can assess your case, determine the right course of action and is prepared to go to trial on your behalf is essential to get you the maximum claim.

How will you communicate with me?

To feel comfortable and confident about your lawyer it’s important that you can speak to your lawyer easily at any time. It’s a partnership and an open line of communication is important to achieve the best resolution.

How much am I likely to receive?

It’s not usually possible to get an exact figure. But your lawyer should have a reasonable idea of how much personal injury compensation you could expect to claim, based on the outcomes of similar cases in the past.

What is the reputation of the Legal Firm?

Taylor & Scott Lawyers have been assisting injured people for over 118 years. We are proud of our reputation and can provide you with experienced lawyers in this area. If you are injured and think you have a claim, you may have valuable rights which need protecting.

Taylor & Scott legal expertise covers a broad range of personal injury matters, so speaking to one of our compensation lawyers will disclose your claim’s potential outcome. If your claim has merit, retaining the services of Taylor & Scott Lawyers is a smart move towards receiving the compensation you deserve.

If you or someone you know needs expert advice from our specialist team of personal injury lawyers, phone us on 1800 600 664 or complete the contact form on this page.

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