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Important Questions To Ask Your Lawyer

When It Comes To Your Legal Matter, Become An Educated Consumer

Your relationship with your attorney shouldn’t be much different from your relationship with your doctor. In either profession, you look for a provider you can trust, whose experience reflects your needs, and who has succeeded with cases like yours.

Don’t rush. Meet with more than one law firm before you make a decision. During the conversation, ask get-acquainted questions like these:

“Tell me about your experience in handling cases like mine?”

Every specialty, such as personal injury or medical malpractice, requires specialized skills. Make sure the attorney concentrates on the area of law that covers your case. Be cautious with attorneys who practice across a wide range of legal areas, or who represent insurance companies.

“How often have you tried cases like mine in court?”

Most cases are settled before they go to trial, but the chances of a successful settlement often depend on the attorney’s reputation as a fighter, willing to go to court. A lawyer who lacks courtroom confidence is less likely to negotiate the best results in a settlement.

“In cases like mine, what results have you had in negotiating settlements?”

Try to find out how much experience — and success — the attorney has had in negotiating settlements, especially when his clients have been people like yourself.

Other Questions To Ask

The list of questions is countless but here are a few other essential questions to ask your lawyer:

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Basic Steps to Selecting the Right Attorney

Online, on TV, on billboards, on radio, you face a constant barrage of ads promoting attorneys. How can you know which one is the right one for you?

 

At Goodrich & Geist, we believe that there are three basic qualifications individuals seeking an attorney should always look for.

TRUST. EXPERIENCE. TRACK RECORD.

“We had a wonderful experience working with this firm. Josh Geist was professional, easy to talk to, answered all our questions, and was forth coming with all that was going on. We would highly recommend him to anyone looking for an attorney who truly has your best interest at heart.”

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We Are Leaders in THE FIELD OF Personal Injury

We are considered leaders in our own profession. We give lectures on personal injury law and teach other lawyers the nuances of how to build solid cases, secure evidence and obtain successful outcomes — all in an effort to see that more injured victims receive justice. We also take an active role in relevant legal associations.

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BIG NUMBERS AND DOLLAR SIGNS CAN’T TELL YOU WHETHER A LAW FIRM IS RIGHT FOR YOU

When you’re choosing an advocate to fight for your rights, the first question you want to ask is, “Does this attorney understand someone like me?” and “Have they had success in handling a case like mine?”

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