If you or a family member are injured in a car accident that was caused by the negligence of another person, you may need help from a car accident attorney in Philadelphia to help recover compensation for your losses. At Soloff & Zervanos, P.C., we want to discuss five questions you should ask an attorney before choosing them to help with your case.
Be sure to comparison shop different car accident attorneys in your area before settling on one to take your case. Ask these questions to each attorney you visit for a free consultation:
The field of law is highly specialized, and some attorneys focus solely on personal injury law. You do not want someone who specializes in employment law handling your traumatic brain injury case after a car accident. Ask a prospective attorney whether they have experience handling your specific injuries.
Most personal injury attorneys will take cases on a contingency fee basis, which means the client pays no upfront or out-of-pocket costs for the case. The attorney will only collect legal fees after a favorable settlement or verdict, and these fees will come from an agreed-upon percentage of the damages collected.
This is an important question because of the implications of whether or not an attorney is willing to take a case the distance. Insurance companies will often offer much less money in compensation if they know your attorney will not take the case to trial. Attorneys who are willing to take cases to trial can usually secure more compensation for your injuries. However, some attorneys are just looking for a quick settlement.
You want an attorney who will give you an honest assessment of your case after examining the initial evidence. While no attorney can guarantee success in the case, they will be able to tell you whether or not they are confident that your case is worth moving forward with.
Ask your attorney what they need you to do. They may tell you that you need to continue going to see your doctor. They may say that they want you to provide proof of mental pain and anguish. Attorneys will ask you for any records you have related to your case. This is a partnership, and you will need to help as best you can.
If you or a loved one have been injured in a car accident caused by the negligence actions of another driver, seek legal assistance today. At Soloff & Zervanos, P.C., we are dedicated to helping clients secure the compensation they need in these cases. This could include: