You may not know what to do next if you have been seriously injured by a defective pharmaceutical drug or product or in another type of personal injury accident. Victims of accidents caused by another party’s negligence have a right to pursue compensation through a civil lawsuit. The first step in pursuing compensation for your medical expenses, property damage, lost income, pain, suffering, and other expenses related to your injuries is to hire an attorney. You may be wondering where to start.
Finding a solid attorney may sound daunting, but it does not have to be. The attorneys at Heninger Garrison Davis provide skilled representation for clients from consumer class action to personal injury cases. Our litigation firm has the resources, litigation skills, and experience to provide you with effective legal counsel as you navigate the system. When considering whether you have chosen the right law firm, here are some questions you can ask yourself.
Who Will Be Working on My Case?
It is important to understand who will be working on your case. Some law firms outsource most of the legal work to paralegals. You should ask whether or not an attorney will supervise your case closely and who will do most of the work on your case. Working with a big-league litigation firm can be beneficial if a drug company or another large company has injured you. Solo practitioners and smaller boutique law firms may be unable to handle your case. Complex product liability cases and medical malpractice cases require a significant amount of discovery which is costly and time-consuming. Litigation firms like Heninger Garrison Davis have the resources, time, staff, and experience to handle these challenging cases.
What Did My Attorney Say About the Outcome of My Case?
What did the attorney you met with say about the potential outcome of your case? If your attorney promised you a significant settlement or guaranteed you that you would walk away with a specific amount of money, this is a red flag. Multiple factors can affect a case’s resolution, and it is impossible and unethical for attorneys to give exact predictions on a case’s outcome. However, an attorney can give you their opinion on your case’s strengths and weaknesses. They may shed light on whether they think your case could settle out of court or it will go to trial. They can also tell you about the advantages and disadvantages of going to trial. It is crucial that your attorney helps you understand the consequences of going to trial or settling out of court so you can make an informed decision about your case. You should also ask whether the attorney would be willing to appeal the decision if you lose at trial.
Is My Attorney Communicating Well With Me?
In addition to ensuring that a law firm has the resources and staff to handle your case successfully, you should also consider the personal aspect of working with your attorney. Will you and your attorney be able to work together to resolve problems? Lawsuits can be stressful, and personal conflict can arise. You should discuss how your attorney results in potential problems with clients. You should also ask about the law firm’s policy for communicating with clients. One of the biggest complaints among clients is that attorneys need to respond to them quickly enough or at all. Ask the law firm whether they provide frequent updates about the status of your case and how they will communicate with you.
Learning More About Your Attorney’s Record
You should also consider looking up your attorney’s record through your state’s bar association to see whether any complaints have resulted in disciplinary action. If you are concerned, you may want to contact the bar association in your state for more information. Alternatively, learning about your attorney’s track record in litigation is also essential. You may want to ask the attorney about their law firm’s previous settlements in similar cases to yours.
Learn More About How HGD Can Advocate For You
If you or a loved one has been seriously injured because of a defective product or in an accident, Heninger Garrison Davis is here to help. We offer clients a free, no-obligation consultation so they can ask questions about our law firm, how we can help, and their unique cases. Contact Heninger Garrison Davis to schedule a case evaluation and learn more about how our litigation firm can advocate aggressively for you and your rights.