Prior to determining whether you have a personal injury case, you first must meet with a qualified Orange County lawyer who can assist you in determining if you should move forward with filing a lawsuit or if you really have a case. There are many different things to consider in choosing someone to properly represent you in such a matter. Not all personal injury attorneys are necessarily experienced in the area of law that you may need. You will need to meet with the attorney and discuss your particular case.
The attorney will have many questions for you regarding the circumstances of your case, and any injuries. You will need to provide information as to how you were inured, the date, location and circumstances. However; are you aware that you should also being asking questions of your potential lawyer? It is very important that you feel comfortable with this person from the very start. You could be spending many hours with him or her, and you need to know that you are in good and capable hands. What should you ask your attorney?
Here are a few things to consider:
* Have they handled any cases which are similar to yours? If so, how many?
Remember, experience does count!
* What jurisdiction will the suit be filed in?
You will need to take into consideration any travel that might be necessary for statements, depositions or appearances in court
* How will they handle the case?
* Would this attorney attempt to negotiate or attempt to settle out of court, thus saving you the time and potential trauma of a court case?
* What would be an expected settlement amount?
* How is the attorney to be paid?
This can be crucial to you.
*What if the case is lost, do you owe money?
* If you are awarded a settlement, how much goes to the attorney?
As you can see, there are many factors in choosing an attorney other than some of the obvious ones. Any practicing attorney can simply file a lawsuit on your behalf. You need someone who will listen to you, help you decide on a course of action, and be there for you for the entire process. This can be a lengthy and difficult process many times. You may need to provide information in the form of a deposition that may be uncomfortable or even embarrassing. Having someone at your side whom you feel comfortable with can make all the difference in the world. Contact the law offices of Jeff Dawson today for a private consultation. Jeff is an Orange County personal injury attorney with experience and the ability to advise you for the best outcome in your potential lawsuit.