Personal injuries do not only take a toll on our health but may also affect our everyday life. Suddenly, you’re filing a lawsuit and going through a legal process you didn’t plan for.
When all of it feels overwhelming, it’s usually a good idea to have a conversation with your attorney. When you know all you need to do, how to go about it, and a likely endpoint, you become less anxious and more coordinated.
So, if you’re a truck accident victim, what important things can you talk about with your truck accident lawsuit lawyer?
· Area of specialization
If you ask a professional athlete and a tennis player to compete in a race, who do you think will win? The professional athlete, right?
Although they are both involved in sporting activities, one specializes in running. It’s the same with getting the right attorney for your case.
You don’t want to employ a lawyer who specializes in something different from what you need. Or a lawyer who is a jack of all trades. Your chances of winning the case go several notches higher when you’re working with a lawyer whose area of expertise is in personal injury law.
So, be sure to confirm that your attorney specializes in personal injury law. If necessary, ask for proof and consider how experienced he is in that field.
· Fees and other terms or conditions surrounding payment
Before you purchase a product, you most likely will find out how much it costs. It would be best if you did the same when hiring a service. By the time you and your attorney discuss your case and decide to take it up, you have to agree on a fee. It could be hourly or weekly, or it could be a round figure for however long it takes. It could also be a percentage of whatever compensation you are to receive.
· Ask for an overview of your case
When considering your case, you might see it through a plain lens, only thinking about what happened to you and how much compensation you deserve. It is your personal injury attorney’s job to see beyond those filters. He puts the case in perspective and identifies any details that may compromise your chance of victory. He also calculates the number of damages and the compensation due to you. In addition, he puts together a convincing piece of evidence to prove your injury claim.
· Discuss strategy for handling the case
After hearing a case, an efficient attorney conducts the needed research and develops a plan for going about the next steps.
It would help if you asked your attorney to let you in on his prepared strategy. He should also inform you of roles you’ll have to play in the outworking of your case. It is also vital you know why he chose that strategy. What are the advantages of using that strategy, and what could go wrong? If anything goes south, how does he plan to handle it? Etc.
These are just a few critical items to talk over with your attorney. However, it is not exhaustive and can vary based on needs or barriers.