Questions to Ask a Personal Injury Lawyer
What you need to know from experienced attorneys
After a serious personal injury accident, many injury victims have a lot of important legal questions. That’s why it’s important to meet with an experienced attorney as soon as possible after such a traumatic event.
But what questions should you ask a lawyer? Which ones are most important? Obviously, whatever questions you think matter most. But here are a few suggestions based on our years of work with injury victims throughout Ohio at Merriman Legal, LLC.
Our experienced Ohio personal injury lawyers will do our best to answer all your questions. And if we don’t have an immediate response, we will do our best to research your question and provide you with an accurate answer. Simply contact us and schedule your free case evaluation today. We’re here for you when you need us most.
What’s your question?
These are just some of the questions you might want to consider asking us during your initial, free case evaluation. Again, every situation is different. So if you have specific question, please feel free to ask us anything about your potential case during your meeting.
- Do I need a lawyer if someone else clearly caused my accident?
- Have you handled similar personal injury cases in Ohio?
- How long will it take to resolve my personal injury case?
- Should I accept a settlement offer for my personal injury case?
- Should I talk directly to an insurance company about my personal injury case?
- Can a lawyer represent me with my insurance company?
- How will I know the status of my case?
- How much does it cost to hire a personal injury lawyer?
Yes. In most cases, personal injury accidents turn out to be much more complicated than many people initially expect. We can explain why you need a lawyer for your specific case when we meet with you in person.
Our legal team has handled a wide range of personal injury cases throughout Ohio. Make sure to ask us this question so we can tell you exactly how we handled similar cases in the past.
No two cases are ever the same. Some legal cases take a few weeks to resolve. Others might take months or years. We can explain exactly how long we estimate your case will take to handle during your free case evaluation.
Always be suspicious of insurance companies or anyone else who wants to resolve your case immediately after your accident. What might seem like a reasonable offer at first could turn out to be far below the true value of your personal injury claim. Remember, when you accept a settlement offer, that’s often the only money you will receive for the rest of your life for all your accident-related expenses.
No. Insurance companies are notorious for asking questions intended to trick or confuse people into saying something that could result in the insurance company reducing or denying their claim altogether. We talk with you during your free case evaluation about what our strategy should be when dealing with insurance companies.
Yes. Your lawyer can and should represent you when dealing directly with insurance companies. Our experienced personal injury lawyers know exactly what to say and what questions to ask when dealing with insurance companies. Experience matters when it comes to dealing with insurance companies after a serious personal injury accident.
Your attorney should communicate with you throughout your case. That’s our approach. We believe injury victims should always know the status of their case at all times.
Our personal injury lawyers work on a contingency fee basis. That means you only pay us if we obtain a financial settlement or verdict in your favor. If we don’t win, you don’t pay us a dime. We work this way because we believe everyone should have access to top-notch legal representation, regardless of how much money they have.