Suffering an injury due to the negligence of another person can be frustrating. Not only are you dealing with the painful aftermath of the injury itself, but also you are probably not sure how to handle the resulting personal injury claim.
That is why the personal injury lawyers at Hupy and Abraham urge anyone who has been injured from a slip and fall to discuss the matter with an attorney so that you and your family can get back to what it most important: gaining back your health.
But before signing any attorney-client contracts or fee agreements, it is imperative that you ask specific questions of the attorney in mind, to get a feel for how your case will be handled. Check out the list we compiled of the top questions to ask before hiring a slip and fall attorney:
- What type of fact gathering do you perform? Look for an attorney who will do more than just write down what you tell him. An experienced lawyer will hunt down incident reports, take photographs of the scene and recreate the actual accident.
- Who will order my medical records and bills? It is the attorney’s job to gather certified medical records and their corresponding bills for all treatment related to the slip and fall. Do not hire an attorney who insists that you go to your healthcare provider and request these yourself. Your job is to focus on your recovery.
- How often will I hear from your office? A common saying in the legal field is, “No news is good news.” Despite its popularity, the phrase does not evoke a sense of calm for those who are injured. Look for a lawyer who makes regular treatment updates to their clients and prides himself or herself on keeping everyone in the loop and on the same page.
- If my case goes to trial, what will you do to prepare my family and me? While the lawyers at Hupy and Abraham do everything in their power to obtain a fair settlement without having to see the inside of a courthouse, sometimes going to trial is inevitable. All good attorneys will take the time to sit down with you and prepare you for depositions, testimony, and the overall trial process long before you take the stand.
Want a list of additional questions to ask before hiring a lawyer to handle your slip and fall claim? Call Hupy and Abraham today at 800.800.5678 or fill out our online form.