If you’ve been involved in a motorcycle accident in Palm Beach County, you may be eligible for a personal injury claim. But choose your attorney wisely by asking a few pertinent questions:
1. How Many of Your Motorcycle Personal Injury Cases Have Been Successful?
An attorney might tell you that he’s had hundreds of these cases, but the only important figure is how many he has successfully concluded. You need a lawyer who knows how to get a fair settlement for a victim and knows how to be aggressive when necessary. Don’t be shy to ask them to quantify their wins and the settlement amounts.
2. What Is the Value of My Case?
An experienced personal injury lawyer will know how to calculate the real value of your claim by including medical bills, damage to property, missed workdays or hours, pain and suffering, and many other factors that a lay person might not even consider. It takes skill to calculate the value of a case, but the lawyer should be able to give you an anticipated range depending on the particular circumstances of your case.
3. How Will the Law Firm and I Communicate?
You have the right to know who will be updating you on your case. Most likely, you will communicate with paralegals, secretaries, and other staff most of the time. You need to know how the team operates in terms of face-to-face consultations, virtual meetings, phone calls and texts so that you have a good understanding of their modus operandi.
4. What Is the Fee Structure?
People tend to shy away from talking about money but it’s essential that you know what you stand to win or lose. This should be discussed up front during your first consultation. Some attorneys work on a contingency basis – meaning that you don’t pay a cent up front; rather, the attorney takes a percentage of your settlement.
You must be able to trust your attorney. If the attorney has satisfactorily answered your questions and you feel the trust, go ahead, and start working on your motorcycle personal injury case.
Sokoloff & Weinstein, P.A., Attorneys at Law is a personal injury law firm that has successfully dealt with a wide variety of personal injury claims resulting from motorcycle injuries. If you are wondering if you are eligible for a motorcycle accident claim in Palm Beach County, contact us to book a consultation today.