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Injuries can be frustrating, painful, and traumatic experiences. If you’ve suffered a personal injury, you might have concerns about speaking to an attorney, and wonder what questions a lawyer would ask a client in situations like yours. If you’re not sure what questions to ask a personal injury lawyer, it can help to read up briefly on the legal process of how to make a claim, and to know what kind of questions a lawyer may ask.
Is there a list of questions attorneys are likely to ask their clients?
After an accident, common personal injury questions will focus on exactly what happened to you, and will help your attorney assess your case.
Some of the questions attorneys ask their clients, and some key points that a lawyer may want to know are:
- When did the accident or injury occur?
It’s important to know exactly when the injury occurred to ensure that no statute of limitations has passed. Having a basic understand of California’s statute of limitations (or the state in which your injury occurred in) may be helpful if you have specific questions for your attorney in regard to when the accident occurred.
- How the injury occurred, and the circumstances around it.
Specifically, what were the exact events that caused the injury, and whose fault do you believe the injury to be? Be as accurate and thorough as possible. It’s also an excellent idea to contact an attorney for a free consultation as soon as possible after the incident so the details are fresh and accurate in your mind.
- Where did the accident or event occur?
This will determine the venue for any legal action, and may affect the outcome of the case.
- Was anyone else present who saw the injury occur?
If so, it’s important to speak to these individuals as soon as possible to determine what they saw, and to also collect their names and contact information.
- Have you seen a doctor or been treated for your injuries, and if so, do you have records of any treatments you received?
This will greatly help with the credibility of your claim and provide evidence of your injury. Without this information your claim will not be as strong. It’s important to see a doctor as soon as possible after any injury and to make a record of who you spoke to and where.
What are some good questions to ask a lawyer?
It’s natural for an attorney to have questions about an injury you have sustained, since the answers give them a fuller picture of your situation. At the same time, when answering the personal injury interview questions asked by your attorney, it’s also natural that you might have some questions of your own.
Some good questions to ask a lawyer when discussing a personal injury are:
- What qualifies as a personal injury?
You may want to know if your accident qualifies as a personal injury, which can include physical or mental suffering caused by someone else through negligence.
- How long after an accident can you file a lawsuit?
Because the statute of limitations can vary widely due to many different factors, it is always best to speak to a qualified attorney as soon as possible so that they may assess your case in a timely manner and help you explore the options available.
- What kind of compensation can I expect to receive, or how much should I ask for in a personal injury settlement?
This can depend on many different circumstances, and an attorney can help you seek an appropriate amount for your individual situation.
- Do I need an attorney, or can I represent myself?
This is one of the most common personal injury questions, and many people believe they can represent themselves, but this is not recommended. An experienced attorney is skilled in understanding the countless nuances of law, and is qualified to help. Most importantly, a personal injury firm with a proven track record like Avrek Law can greatly increase your chances of receiving the maximum amount of compensation you are entitled to.
How to Find a Good Accident Attorney
If you have additional personal injury interview questions, or you’re wondering what qualifies as a personal injury in your case, all you need to do is ask – Avrek Law provides free personal injury consultations!
Our skilled team of attorneys is here to help you understand your legal options in pursuing a personal injury claim. During your consultation, you’ll be asked all the right questions from a law firm that has recovered over $1 billion in more than 10,000 successful personal injury cases. Contact us today – we want to hear more about your case!