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Questions to Ask a Georgia Injury Lawyer

Choosing the right personal injury lawyer is essential for your claim.

You want the right amount of experience, customer service, and attention to detail to get the very best outcome.

Before attending your initial consultation, it’s vital to come up with a list of questions to ask a personal injury lawyer. You should ask these personal injury questions to every firm you meet with.

Call us at (770) 988-5252 to arrange your first consultation.

Read on to learn more about questions to ask before hiring a personal injury attorney.

What Is Your Experience in Handling Cases Like Mine?

Finding out the attorney’s background is one of the most important questions to ask an injury lawyer. It helps gauge whether the lawyer has a solid track record with cases similar to yours. An experienced lawyer will be able to provide examples of cases they have handled and discuss their successes and challenges.

Who Will Manage My Case, and Who Will Be My Point of Contact?

Too often someone other than the lawyer you initially met might be directly managing your case. This question ensures you understand who your primary point of contact will be.  At MG Law our clients know they can call and speak to their attorney. Most billboard firms can’t promise this.

How Will You Keep Me Informed About My Case, and How Often?

Effective communication is crucial in any attorney-client relationship. This question helps you understand how the lawyer plans to communicate with you throughout your case. It’s important to know whether you will receive updates via email or phone and how frequently they provide them.

What Is Your Fee Structure? Are There Any Upfront Costs I Should Know About?

Always ask about the lawyer’s fee structure—whether they work on a contingency basis, charge an hourly rate, or have a fixed fee for certain types of work. Beware of discount lawyers offering their services for well below what other lawyers charge. If you want a dollar store lawyer for your case, you’ll get dollar store results.

What Is the Typical Timeline for a Case Like Mine?

Every legal case is unique, but an experienced personal injury lawyer should be able to provide a rough timeline based on their experiences with similar cases. This question helps you understand the duration of the legal process from filing to resolution, whether through settlement or trial. Be sure to ask about the statute of limitations that applies in your case. 

What Strategy Do You Propose for My Case?

A competent attorney can outline a preliminary strategy based on the information available about your case. That might include their plans for investigation, gathering evidence, negotiating with insurance companies, and whether they foresee the possibility of going to trial.

What Are the Likely Outcomes of My Case?

A trustworthy attorney will provide an honest evaluation of the potential outcomes, including the best-case and worst-case scenarios. This openness helps you set realistic expectations and prepares you for the possible results of your legal pursuit, whether it’s a settlement negotiation or going to trial.

How Often Do Your Cases Go to Trial?

This question helps you understand if your lawyer has the right experience. Insurance companies know the law firms that don’t try cases. They won’t offer top dollar to firms they know are looking for a quick settlement. 

What Additional Resources or Support Does Your Firm Offer to Help with My Case?

A well-equipped law firm can offer substantial resources and support, enhancing the management and outcome of your case. Additionally, it’s good to know if the firm has sufficient staff to handle caseloads efficiently, ensuring that your case gets the attention it deserves. This answer can be a deciding factor, especially in complex cases requiring extensive research and expert testimony.

Contact MG Law

At MG Law, we understand that selecting the right personal injury lawyer is crucial to the success of your case. Our team is dedicated to ensuring your voice is heard, and your rights are protected. We pride ourselves on transparent communication, robust legal strategies, and a compassionate approach to every case.

Contact us at (770) 988-5252 to schedule an initial consultation so we can answer all your questions. When you hire MG Law, you’re not just getting a lawyer; you’re gaining a team that stands by you every step of the way.

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Michael Geoffroy’s law practice focuses on auto collisions, premises liability, wrongful death, and catastrophic injury. He stands up for the cause of justice throughout Georgia and on behalf of his clients every day. He is a leader in both the courtroom and the community, having been recognized numerous times for his involvement in each.