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Meeting with a personal injury attorney can be intimidating as you don't know what to expect and the polished furniture and library-like stillness of an attorney's office can be a little scary. But keep in mind that your attorney is there for you, and your interests and rights are what he or she is there to protect, so relax and ask your lawyer the following questions about your case, as well as any others that you can think of. He or she should be more than willing to answer your questions in a clear and easy-to-understand manner.
The first thing that I would ask in a personal injury case, is what sort of case you have, or what rights that you have that your attorney is protecting or seeking compensation for being violating, and how strong your case is. This will help you know how to proceed and help you gauge how committed your lawyer is to winning your case.
Secondly, what sort of documentation do you need to provide or what does your attorney need from you. There may be witnesses that you will need to help to track down, as well as medical expense records and bills, police reports and insurance paperwork that your attorney will need. Ask him for a list and make note of everything that he tells you to get so that you can provide him with all of the tools he needs to win your case.
Third, find out what will happen if you don't win the case. Will you have to pay the legal expenses of researching, preparing for and litigating the case if you do not win. Many attorneys will take cases on a pay-only-if-you-win basis, but generally, they will require that you have a solid case with a good chance of some kind of settlement or victory. Make sure that you know what you will be required to pay, both if you lose and upfront before he or she begins work on it, and be sure that you ask before your attorney starts work on your case.
Fourth, ask if your attorney has any experience in this particular type of case and what sort of success rate he or she has had in the past. Also, find out if your attorney has experience in the courtroom at a trial. Some attorneys have never actually taken a case to trial and you'll want someone experienced to be representing you in your case.
Fifth, find out what your attorney's goals are regarding your case. Does he or she have a plan for trying to reach a settlement and do they have an amount in mind, or is he expecting your case to go to trial and the jury to award you compensation. Make sure that you and your attorney's goals are in line, and that you are on the same page as far as the process is concerned.
To speak with experienced Personal Injury Attorney Emery Brett Ledger call 800-300-0001 and for more information you may visit the website www.ledgerlaw.com.