What Questions Should I Ask a Personal Injury Attorney?

6What Questions Should I Ask a Personal Injury Attorney?

If you or a loved one was hurt due to someone’s negligence, you may be owed money for your damages. A personal injury attorney will help you get the compensation you deserve for your injuries. There are some questions you can ask an attorney before you move forward with your claim.



Do I Have a Case?

Not all situations are easy to litigate, even if you are in the right. There are some reasons why a case might not be viable. For example, if the evidence is lacking, it could be difficult to prove your claim. When there is a question of negligence, it may not be possible to proceed with your personal injury claim. If you bear any negligence of your own, you may not collect on a personal injury claim. Sometimes, the damages are less than the cost of going forward with a legal claim.


What Types of Cases Do You Handle?

You will want to choose a law firm that handles personal injury cases on a regular basis. At Arnold & Smith, PLLC, we have experience with car accidents, slip and falls, truck accidents, medical malpractice, dog bites, work accidents, premises liability, and many other types of cases. Every situation is different, and our team of lawyers is here to assist you through the unique process of your case.


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Where Do You Practice?

Attorneys are often at their best when they work in just one or two states. This gives them the ability to know the laws and provide the best possible legal guidance. Some law firms are located out and away of many states, which does not always give you the best support. At Arnold & Smith, PLLC, we practice in all 100 counties in North Carolina and South Carolina. We bring cases in all state, federal, and administrative courts.


How Long Does a Personal Injury Case Take?

Every case is different, so you will want to find out the attorney’s evaluation of your particular situation. The attorney will not be able to give you a precise length of time, but they might have handled cases with similar facts and will be able to provide you with an estimate. If a case settles before going to court, it can reduce the length of time and expense it will take to resolve. Of course, every case has unique circumstances and therefore, it could take longer than estimated.



Will I Need to Be Involved in the Case?

It is helpful to know what your involvement will need to be in the case. You need to understand how much time you will personally need to spend working through the case, such as attorney meetings, depositions, hearings, and more. Generally, your attorney will be able to handle the minor issues of your case and will limit your involvement to the most critical areas. Your lawyer will explain what will be expected of you throughout the process.


How Much Will I Need to Pay for Attorney Services?

Generally, the attorney fees are a percentage of the total amount of money you receive in your personal injury case. Sometimes the law firm takes cases on a contingency basis. Contingency means that the attorney takes care of some, or all of the expenses associated with the case until the case is resolved. You will then pay the attorney fees once you receive payment at the completion of the case.


If you have been hurt in an accident, don’t delay. Contact our skilled legal team at Arnold & Smith, PLLC, at (704) 370-2828 to discuss your case today. Now taking cases all over North and South Carolina.





The skilled personal injury attorneys at Arnold & Smith, PLLC are dedicated to maximizing the financial recovery and obtaining justice for every personal injury client injured by another party’s negligence. The issues our personal injury clients may be facing include, but are not limited to, slip and fall injuries, wrongful death, product liability, catastrophic injuries, dog bite claims, car and truck accident injuries, motorcycle injuries, traumatic brain injury (TBI), nursing home negligence, spinal cord injury, boating accidents, and defective medical device injury. Our personal injury attorneys understand the devastating impact such an injury can have on a person’s life, and that the effects so often go beyond physical pain and suffering. The personal injury attorneys at Arnold & Smith, PLLC are dedicated to helping clients determine the strength of their claims, and to aggressively pursuing the means necessary to achieve the best possible end result for each client’s particular situation.



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