When you get injured in an accident, you may have a rightful claim for damages against a careless/neglectful party or their insurance company. But filing a claim is not always easy, in fact, a personal injury claim in Houston can get quite complex. That is why your best course of action might be to hire an experienced Houston injury lawyer to represent you and handle your case.
Most injury attorneys in Houston offer an initial legal consultation at no charge. Before you sit down with an injury lawyer to discuss your case, there are some things you should keep in mind about this preliminary meeting.
Bring Any Evidence & Documentation You Might Have Collected
The meeting will start with you telling your side of the story. However, having solid proof to support what you have told the attorney can be very helpful. When you meet with the attorney, take anything that might be helpful to your case such as a copy of the medical records, police report, pictures of your injuries and/or the accident scene.
Discuss Court Costs And Attorney Fees
Most Houston injury lawyers work on a contingency basis. In other words, their attorney fee is determined on the basis of the outcome of your case. You will only need to pay the fee if the attorney wins a verdict in your case or recovers a settlement offer. It is vital to bring up this subject and have the lawyer explain to you – as clearly as possible – what and when you will be expected to pay.
Choosing the right Houston injury lawyer for your case is exceedingly important. You want to ensure that you hire someone you feel comfortable working with; someone you can trust and rely on. Consider your free consultation an opportunity to learn more about the attorney you are meeting with. Ask them questions, including:
- How long have they been practicing as a Houston injury lawyer?
- Have they handled cases like yours? If so, what was the outcome in those cases?
- Since when have they focused on personal injury law specifically?
Their answers to these questions will help you start a conversation about what your case might look like, should you end up hiring them. If the attorney does not feel like a good fit for you, or if you do not like their answers, you should not hesitate to meet with other attorneys.
Be Ready to Answer The Attorney’s Questions
Regardless of which Houston injury lawyer you meet, they will undoubtedly have some questions for you after you have given them a full account of your accident. They will probably ask pointed questions to determine if you were partly responsible for the accident. The point of these questions is to help the lawyer decide if they would like to take on your case. They will consider a lot of different factors, including the projected recovery and the strength of a case.
Schedule Free Legal Consultation with a Top-Rated Houston Injury Lawyer
At Kirk Law Firm, we offer free initial consultations on any injury case that occurs in the state of Texas. We limit the number of new cases that we take on each year so that we can provide our full attention and the best possible legal representation to our clients.
If you have questions about an accident or an injury in Houston, talk to us today request a free evaluation of your case.