A car crash is a stressful and disorienting time of your life and comes with a lot of questions. At Slusser Law Firm, we believe you should be kept informed at every step of your car accident case, from the time you walk in for your free consultation to the moment you win the compensation you deserve.
With that in mind, here are a few questions you should ask your car accident lawyer during your consultation.
How Long Will It Take to Settle My Car Accident Case?
We understand that it can be incredibly frustrating to wait months and months to settle your case. The length of these cases can vary by both the attorney’s current caseload and the complexity of your case. Make sure you ask about both during your consultation.
What Can I Do to Help With My Car Accident Case?
After a crash, it’s important that you minimize your contact with the other driver’s insurance company and watch what you post on social media. Your attorney should have advice about how you can keep your case strong until the matter is settled.
Just as important is making sure you consistently attend your doctor’s appointments. Avoid missing follow-ups whenever possible. Remember that each missed appointment sends a message to the insurance company that your injury may not be as severe as you claim.
What Makes Your Firm Different?
There are hundreds of law firms out there, and you need to be sure you’re choosing a firm you can trust. Before choosing a firm, do a little research, and see what sets them apart in terms of success and client satisfaction.
What Will Legal Representation Cost Me?
Personal injury attorneys typically work on a “contingency fee” basis, meaning they don’t get paid unless you win. That said, it’s important to be upfront about what your lawyer will receive after the settlement. Each attorney may request a different percentage of your settlement, which is why it’s important to ask what their services will cost before you sign the paperwork.
If you suffered serious injuries through no fault of your own, we can help. If you’d like to schedule a free case consultation with an experienced Luzerne County car accident attorney from Slusser Law Firm, please don’t hesitate to give us a call at (570) 405-9953 or send us an email.