Before filing a personal injury claim against someone who caused an accident where you sustained injuries, you need to ensure that you’ve hired an experienced lawyer who understands your needs. Your personal injury lawyer should be well-versed in personal injury and car accident cases, but you also need to dig deeper to identify more information so you can make an informed decision.
The following four questions should be asked of your personal injury lawyer in your first meeting with him or her:
- Have you handled other accident cases like this one?
- How long have been practicing in this particular field of the law?
- What proportion of your practice is dedicated to helping clients in this position?
- Will you be the attorney I’ll be working with?
Speaking with an experienced lawyer is strongly recommended if you have concerns about filing your case. A personal injury lawyer should always remain committed to giving you current information about your case and helping you understand how the case will evolve.
SENIOR PERSONAL INJURY ATTORNEY & FIRM FOUNDER
Michael Pines is a former insurance company attorney who graduated from the University of California Hastings College of the Law in 1987. While he was an insurance attorney, he learned from behind the scenes how insurance companies work and how they decide how much to pay injured people. Now that he works against insurance companies, Michael’s inside knowledge has resulted in significant benefits to his clients injured in car accidents. Learn more about Michael Pines