Personal Injury | August 23, 2021 by JOSHUA D. ANDERSON

Injury Attorneys: What To Ask In A Free Case Evaluation

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When you have a free consultation with a Bonney Law personal injury attorney, there are many questions you can ask to make sure this law firm is the right fit for you and your situation. 


Accidental injuries can happen and lead to legal claims when you least expect them, and you might need to search for a personal injury lawyer to help you. But even after you’ve finally found a Bonney Lake personal injury attorney you can trust, where should you even begin to explain your case? What should you specifically ask about your case? How can you reap the most benefits out of the legal services you’re paying for?


Read for answers to all of these questions, and to learn the four most pertinent questions you should ask your personal injury lawyer during the initial consultation.

1. What Costs Can I Expect To Incur?

Many personal injury firms operate on a “contingency fee” payment model. This means that you’ll only have to pay fees for your lawyer’s services in the event that you win your case, and that pay would only be a portion of the settlement compensation you won.


Even so, there could still be additional fees and costs that you might be expected to pay. It’s important that your attorney is willing to be upfront and transparent about those costs from the outset. 


Conversely, you’ll want to work with an attorney who can accurately assess the sum total of the damages you’re owed, as a lot of damages can be at stake in a personal injury lawsuit. Ask your Bonney Lake personal injury attorney about how they can help you calculate the damages you’re owed and how they can help you evaluate how much your case is worth.

2. Have You Handled Cases Similar To Mine?

One perk of hiring a lawyer is having years of professional experience to argue your case on your side. At the initial consultation, make sure that your lawyer’s professional experience was applied to arguing cases similar to your own. 


Many firms have their select practice areas listed on their website, but even if your future lawyer’s firm does so, you should still seize the opportunity to hear about how they’ve handled such cases in meticulous, extensive detail.


Ask them about how long those similar cases took to resolve and about how much time they could expect to devote to your own. Above all else, verify that your prospective lawyer actually handled those similar cases and handled them with winning results.

3. What Is My Role In The Lawsuit?

Even though your hired attorney will be arguing your case, they should still allow you to have an important role in building and directing that argument. After all, you’re the one paying for those legal services to resolve issues in your life, so your prospective lawyer should be considerate and willing to hear out your personal understanding of your personal issues.


They should also clearly communicate what your role and involvement in the lawsuit will be. Likewise, they shouldn’t be afraid to communicate how you shouldn’t be involved in your lawsuit case. After all, your lawyer is being paid to consult on how your case should and shouldn’t be handled.

4. Can I Speak To Any Past Clients?

Not only is it good to hear about any past cases similar to your own, but it will also be helpful to hear from the past clients involved in those cases and how they felt about their legal representation.


Consult with a Bonney Lake Personal Injury Attorney Today

If you or someone you know sustained a serious personal injury accident in the area, and negligence contributed to that accident, we encourage you to contact our Bonney Lake personal injury attorneys today to learn more and arrange a free initial consultation.

The information contained on this website is intended for informational purposes only, and is not legal advice. Nothing in this website establishes an attorney-client relationship between us. Different facts can dramatically affect a legal opinion. You should consult an attorney for legal advice that pertains to your personal situation.


Joshua D. Anderson

Joshua D. Anderson grew up in Enumclaw, Washington with a close-knit family who instilled in him the values of faith, family, and hard work. Since a young age, Josh knew he wanted to be an attorney so he could advocate for others and always knew his focus would be personal injury. He completed his undergraduate degree at the University of San Diego and graduated Cum Laude from Seattle University School of Law. While pursuing his degree, Josh served as an extern for the Seattle City Attorney’s Office.