Being injured in an accident with another vehicle can leave you overwhelmed and uncertain about what to do next. If you’re considering a personal injury claim against the at-fault party, you likely have a lot of questions. You may wonder if you can afford an attorney to handle your case. You may wonder if you need to hire an attorney at all. If you choose to obtain legal representation from a reputable Rhode Island personal injury attorney, there are important questions to ask before hiring them.
Five Questions to Ask Before Hiring a Personal Injury Attorney
At an initial meeting with a personal injury attorney, the attorney will determine if you have a case, and you’ll have the opportunity to ask questions of the lawyer you may hire to represent you. This is your chance to see if you feel confident in this lawyer’s skill and abilities, if they can get you a fair settlement, and if you believe the attorney will communicate honestly and often with you about your case. Be sure to ask these important questions.
Have You Ever Had a Case Similar to Mine?
Our law firm has proudly represented people in Rhode Island since 1933. Our experienced personal injury attorneys have successfully represented people hurt in:
- Car accidents
- Truck crashes
- Motorcycle accidents
- Bicycle wrecks
- Pedestrian accidents
- Dog bite accidents
- Slip and falls and other premises liability accidents
- Product liability incidents
- Nursing home abuse incidents
- Medical malpractice situations
In most of these cases, our legal team has negotiated with insurance companies and resolved our clients’ claims with a settlement or in court. We would be happy to learn more about your case and discuss how our experience is relevant to your recovery.
What Is Your Fee Structure?
When you’re hurt in an accident, the last thing you want to do is worry about how you’ll pay your lawyer while you are recovering from the physical and emotional injuries caused by someone else’s negligence. You may be out of work, stressed about paying expensive medical bills, and unable to get around on your own while you’re healing.
At Kirshenbaum & Kirshenbaum, Attorneys at Law, we have structured our legal fees, so you won’t face a financial burden during your recovery. Our law firm represents personal injury victims on a contingency fee basis. That means, you won’t pay any out-of-pocket legal fees until we settle your case or your case is resolved in court. If your case is not successful, we don’t get paid.
Do You Think I Have a Case?
Our experienced personal injury lawyers will provide you with an honest and realistic assessment of your case. We will thoroughly review the details of the accident, the quality of the available evidence, and any potential obstacles in your case.
What Do Your Former Clients Think About You?
No one is better suited to tell you about us than our clients. They can share essential information about what it is like to work with us, the quality of our representation, and the difference we have made in their lives. We invite you to read our client testimonials to learn more about us.
Will You Go to Trial to Protect My Recovery?
It’s sometimes necessary to go to trial to help ensure fair compensation for your injuries. Because insurance companies are for-profit businesses, they don’t always negotiate in good faith and often misrepresent the facts to pay out as little as possible. If your settlement offer is denied for no good reason, we will take legal action.
Going to trial is also necessary if there is a dispute over liability. If the at-fault party doesn’t accept responsibility for the accident, the case will likely go to court. Our attorneys will thoroughly investigate what happened, gather critical evidence, and bring in accident reconstruction experts if needed.
Additionally, it’s important to ask how many cases the attorney has won in court and how prepared they are to go to trial. Our attorneys never count on settling out of court. They prepare for a jury trial from the moment you bring them your case. If settlement negotiations break down, an experienced lawyer will litigate very aggressively to get you fair compensation.
When You Need a Personal Injury Attorney
If you were injured in an accident, we know your life can be forever changed. When you’re faced with expensive medical bills but forced to take off work to recover, you may not know who to talk to or how to work with the insurance companies to get fair compensation. The legal team at Kirshenbaum & Kirshenbaum can help. We are determined attorneys who fight hard for every case while following a strong sense of morality and compassion. We will talk you through your legal options, ensure that you understand every aspect of your case, and explain what you can expect during the process.
Have You Been Injured Due To The Negligence Of Others?
If you've been injured you need to speak with an experienced personal injury lawyer as soon as possible. Please contact us online or call our Warwick office directly at 401.946.3200 to schedule your free consultation. We help clients in Providence, Warwick and all areas of Rhode Island.