If you have been hurt in an accident that wasn’t your fault, you’re probably going to be stressed, anxious, afraid and confused about what to do next. These are all normal emotions, and it’s certainly not out of the ordinary for individuals quickly become overwhelmed when they are trying to make sense of what they should be doing to best protect themselves, their jobs and their future when they are hurt or unable to work.
Making the decision to hire a lawyer is a big step, and it’s an unfortunate reality that many injured individuals avoid seeking legal representation only because they feel intimidated by the process. Because of this, we’ve created a short blog series to cover some of the most important questions you should ask a potential lawyer.
Can Your Injury Law Firm Represent Me Well?
This may seem like an obvious question, but let’s explore why we have included this. If you’ve been seriously injured in an accident, you’re going to want the best representation possible. If you are speaking to a law firm that primarily focused on other civil cases outside of personal injury, for example, you may find that the legal team will not be able to speak on your behalf as effectively as other personal injury lawyers. Or, if you are speaking to a firm that is trying to take on too many clients and is overwhelmed, you may not get the personal attention you deserve.
What Money Do I Owe You?
If you are speaking with a personal injury lawyer and they are asking for an upfront payment to retain their services, it might be in your best interest to explore your options. It is standard for injury and accident lawyers to operate on a contingency basis, meaning that they only get paid if you win your case in court or reach a settlement. At Montes Law Group, all of our clients are signed to a contingency policy, meaning that they owe us nothing unless we win the case.
When Can We Discuss My Personal Injury Case?
Time is a priority. If you have been hurt and you are unable to work, every day that you haven’t reached a settlement is a day that you are losing valuable funds. At Montes Law Group, we offer everyone a free case consultation, where a member of our team will listen to your story and give their honest assessment of the legal viability of your case. This is a no-risk, no-obligation discussion, meaning individuals can choose to have Montes Law Group represent them if our team is ready to pursue the case, or they can seek representation elsewhere.