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Best things to ask a personal injury lawyer before retaining their services

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Understand what type of representation you are getting.

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Is this a strict contingency case? Report Abuse
Client pays no fees until case settles or trial win.
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Am I required to pay any out of pocket cost? Report Abuse
Some firms require client to pay for trial experts, court filing fees, and investigator before case settles or goes to trial; other firms pay all costs up front and get reimbursement after.
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Who will be handling my case?. Report Abuse
Some firms turn case over to a paralegal or legal assistant; others have an attorney handle
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Have you ever been disciplined? Report Abuse
This can be discovered at the CA state bar website.
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Do you belong to any professional organizations? Report Abuse
The more named, the higher chances of a more qualified attorney current in law and new trends.
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What is your policy on returning phone calls? Report Abuse
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Are there any steps I should take now to assist in my case? Report Abuse
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If case goes to trial, will you be the attorney handling the trial? Report Abuse
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How many years have you handled personal injury cases? Report Abuse
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What percentage of your practice is devoted to personal injury? Report Abuse
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How many cases similar to mine, have you handled? Report Abuse
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How do most of your cases resolve? Report Abuse
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How many trials have you completed? Report Abuse
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What were are your trials results? Report Abuse
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What type of continuing education do you attend? Report Abuse
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What are all possible deductions from my award? Report Abuse
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What are their credentials and experience in cases like mine? Report Abuse
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What is your strategy for this case? Report Abuse
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How often do you practice in this court? Report Abuse
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Do you handle other types of law ? Report Abuse
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