If you were injured and are thinking about hiring a personal injury attorney, there are some important questions you should ask.
Since you will be working closely with your lawyer, you should be able to trust them to represent you. At Shaw Cowart LLP, our team of experienced personal injury attorneys knows what it takes to get you the compensation you deserve.
Here are some of the questions you should ask a prospective personal injury lawyer during your initial consultation.
Have you handled personal injury cases like mine before?
Just because a personal injury attorney has experience doesn’t mean they’ve handled a case like yours before. Ask them about their experience and their case results. For example, if you suffered an injury in a car accident, you should avoid a personal injury lawyer who only works on worksite injuries.
How much time will you spend on my case?
Some lawyers might take on too many cases at one time and put yours to the side while they find additional clients. At Shaw Cowart LLP, our experienced personal injury lawyers will devote time and attention to your case right away. We are always just a phone call away.
What is your fee structure?
Most personal injury attorneys use a contingency fee structure. This means that you don’t owe them any fees unless you win your case. On average, personal injury lawyers usually take 25% to 40% of the award as payment.
How long does it take to resolve cases similar to mine?
Always ask a personal injury attorney how long it takes to resolve a case similar to yours. Although many factors affect the length of a case, a potential lawyer should be able to give you an estimate.
If you’ve been injured in an accident and need an experienced personal injury attorney you can trust, give Shaw Cowart LLP a call today at 512-499-8900. Our partners have proven results representing personal injury clients in Austin, San Antonio, and nationwide.