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3 Tips on Hiring an Attorney After an Accident

Whether you suffer an injury while grocery shopping, on your job, or driving home, it’s a good idea to hire an attorney to represent your interests. Hiring a workers’ compensation or slip and fall lawyer or a car accident attorney involves the same basic process. These tips below might guide you in choosing the right advocate for pursuing your claim.   

3 Attorney Hiring Tips After Your Accident

1. Focus on Your Type of Claim

Look for lawyers with deep experience in your kind of accident and claim. If you suffered a broken leg at work, call workers’ compensation attorneys. Ask about the number of claims involving broken bones they have handled and what outcomes they have had. When your personal injuries arise from a vehicle crash, talk to car accident attorneys.    

2.  Ask About Legal Fees

Generally, personal injury lawyers and worker’s compensation attorneys do not charge attorney fees upfront. Instead, they take cases on a contingency fee basis, which means you pay them a percentage of the amount they recover for you. Find out what their fees are and whether you must pay expenses out of pocket, such as for copies of medical records or court filing fees.    

3. Inquire About Trial Experience

While most claims settle, you should know your attorney’s level of trial experience and whether they are willing to take your case to court if necessary. Hiring a lawyer who is a skilled negotiator and trial attorney puts you in position for the best possible outcome, no matter how the claim is resolved.

If you suffered injuries in an accident, seek counsel from our attorneys at Fitzpatrick, Skemp & Associates, LLC. Based in La Crosse, WI, our legal team has over 100 years of combined experience and a strong record of success as negotiators and trial attorneys and has won over $90 million for our clients. Whether you live in Western Wisconsin, the Coulee Region, or the Driftless Area, you can depend on our professional services. To schedule a free consultation, call (877) 784-1230 and visit the website to learn more about what our clients say.