You suffered an injury due to the negligence of someone else, and now you have medical bills piling up, not to mention the pain and suffering you and your family has had to endure. You are doing the right thing though and getting into touch with San Diego attorneys who can help you, but you have no idea what you should ask the attorneys before you hire them. Instead of hiring the first attorney you find, you need to make sure you are working with the right one for your case. Here are a few questions you can ask to make sure you are making a good choice.
Have You Done This Before?
While an attorney might have twenty years of experience, you need to know how much experience he or she has with your particular type of case. For example, if you are recovering from a dog bite, does the attorney have experience with other dog bite cases? Have they actually gone to court before or have they settled everything before the case gets to court?
How Much Contact to Expect
More than likely, your attorney will not contact you every day regarding your case. They have other cases, and they will not have daily news or updates on your case. However, you should expect regular contact with them to keep up to date. Try to set up a communication schedule just so you are sure you are always in the loop.
What Are the Fees?
Always ask about the fees for your case, just so you have an idea of what the attorney will be charging. For many personal injury cases, the attorney will only charge you if they win the case, which means they will not take the case unless they feel they can win. However, you need to know just how much the attorney will get and how much you will get in that event. Make sure the financials, including whether you have to pay out of pocket, are clear.