Getting hurt in a car accident is an awful experience, but the process of getting the compensation you deserve doesn’t have to be. You need a lawyer on your side that can address your specific situation and part of getting to the heart of your needs is making sure everyone is on the same page. Here are three questions that you should ask your personal injury lawyer to ensure that you’re working together effectively.
What Should I Expect From the Process?
The first question you should pose to anyone you work with is about expectations so that no one is surprised down the line. This is particularly important if you have never been part of a legal proceeding before as there are likely steps and components that you will not foresee. For example, you may think that settling for your insurance company’s first offer is the best plan, but your lawyer may advise otherwise. After all, insurance companies tend to low ball for their first offers and you may be entitled to a higher amount for your claim. A seasoned lawyer will understand the nuances of this process and be able to advise you on how to proceed.
Is There Anything I Should Do to Improve My Chances of Success?
Legal battles are won and lost based on perception as much as fact. That is to say, the narrative of your injury and your attempts to secure your compensation need to be perceived appropriately. For example, if you never seek medical attention for your injuries, the opposing counsel may argue that you weren’t truly injured. Ross W. Albers will address these kinds of concerns with you as the case progresses.
How Will We Stay in Touch?
Though there are plenty of questions that you can ask about the nature of the case and the ongoing process, you should never forget to address the obvious and practical concerns you might have. How will you stay in touch with your lawyer when you have questions? What are the best times to call? These kinds of questions may seem obvious, but they’re essential to keeping the process running smoothly.
Work with a Lawyer Who Knows What They’re Doing.
If you’ve been involved in a car accident, or any other personal injury incident, then call on the expertise of Ross W. Albers. He has served a wide variety of clients in personal injury cases with proven techniques that garner favorable results. Contact us today for more information and to set up a free consultation to discuss the details of your case.