Your compensation lawyer can make a lot of difference, as far as getting all your accident benefits are concerned. After searching few competent lawyers, the next step will be to meet and interview them.
Before meeting them, however it is important that you gather maximum information about them and also be prepared with all the evidences and facts about your case. You may click here to find details about various well-known lawyers in the city.
While you meet the chosen lawyers following are the list of questions that you need to ask the prospective lawyers and based on their answers, you have to decide who will be the right lawyer to represent your case.
- How long are you in this profession and how many cases regarding worker’s compensation that you have handled?
It is important that you must hire such a lawyer who has relevant experience to take up your case confidently. You certainly will not prefer to hire a criminal lawyer to handle your compensation case.
2. Do you have any kind of certification?
Number of state bar associations usually allow lawyers to obtain certifications in the subject of workers’ compensation law. Usually, certification will ensure that the attorney to whom you are discussing has advanced knowledge in this field.
3. Will you yourself handle my case or assign to any of your subordinate?
Most of the famous lawyers usually delegate the cases to their subordinate lawyers and they take up only very big cases. In such case, you must know who will handle your case, so that you can enquire details about him.
4. What do you think the weak and strong points of my case?
No lawyer can offer you 100% guarantee about your amount of compensation and if someone does then you should be concerned. An experienced lawyer will objectively analyze your case and let you know both strong and weak points of your case.
5. How often you or your office will communicate with me?
It is important that your compensation lawyer keeps you updated with various progress of your case. Usually, these lawyers remain too busy in preparing various cases hence you cannot expect them to communicate you on regular basis.
6. How much fees that I have to pay?
Usually lawyers will take certain percentage of your compensation amount which will vary from case to case and many other factors. Therefore, it will always be better to remain clear on this point.
7. How will you manage other costs?
There may also be many other expenses that lawyer will have to make the during the proceedings of the case. Therefore, it is important to know whether he will charge all these amount after the case is settled or you need to reimburses him time to time.
8. Can you give me any reference so that I may talk?
If you still want to get more feedback about the lawyer then you can ask him to provide reference of his past clients for whom he has handled the cases earlier.