Ask Before Choosing a Car Accident Lawyer
Were you injured in a motor vehicle accident? If so, the last thing you want to worry about is choosing a lawyer to represent you in filing a claim. However, choosing a lawyer is a very important decision. Below are some questions to ask yourself that will help you confidently choose the lawyer that is best for you.
What sets you apart from other attorneys?
Jon Lewis and Danny Feldman have over 57 years combined experience as consumer justice attorneys in the state of Alabama. They work hard for their clients to help them reach favorable settlements.
At Lewis & Feldman, we believe that communication with our clients is key to a successful case. When you hire us, that’s just what you get – an attorney that meets with you in person, calls and emails to keep you informed of all aspects of your case.
How long do you think it will take to resolve my case?
As medical bills and time off work begin to accumulate, it can be very stressful. Your attorney should be able to give you the cold, hard facts about your case and a general estimate about how long your case could take. Remember, there are several factors to consider like doctor visits and legal proceedings, so no lawyer will be able to give you an exact time frame. However, your attorney should be able to keep you up-to-date on how your case is progressing and let you know of any changes that he or she sees.
How long do I have to file my lawsuit?
All states have a statute of limitations, which sets a time limit for filing different types of lawsuits. (Although all states don’t necessarily have the same time limits.) In Alabama, a person has two years to file a lawsuit pertaining to personal injury. That means that you have two years from the date your accident occurred to file. There are a few exceptions to this rule. For example, if a minor was injured in a car accident, he or she will have two years to file once they turn 19.
How will I pay for my attorney?
Most personal injury attorneys operate on what is called a contingency fee. That means that you will not pay anything up front. Your attorney’s fee will be a percentage of the amount won in your settlement or trial. Your lawyer should be able to tell you and explain his or her contingency fees in your initial consultation.
Our Birmingham, AL personal injury firm can analyze your case. If you believe you have suffered as a result of someone else’s actions, contact us, Lewis and Feldman, at 205-896-6410 or toll-free at 888-705-3997 for a free, no-risk consultation about your injuries.
No representation is made that the quality of legal services performed is greater than the quality of legal services performed by other lawyers.