Nearly everything you do in life comes with a certain level of expectation. When you were a child, you expected to see your friends on your birthday and eat cake. As a person enters their teen years, they expect to learn how to drive a car, and to obtain their driver’s license. Participating in certain activities also comes with expectations, such as if you play a sport you expect to either win or lose at a competition or game. When you go to the doctor, you expect to be diagnosed properly and to receive treatment and care that will make you better. The legal world is no exception to expectations. What makes the legal field unique by way of what to expect though is that most people don’t deal with legal issues on a daily basis. So, when the need arises, it is important to know what to look for when consulting with an attorney.
When deciding which personal injury is best suited to handle your case, you should expect the following:
- That your attorney knows how long you have to file a case, from the date of accident. This is referred to as the statute of limitations, and if you fail to file a case before the statute expires you are not permitted to do so later. Missing this deadline can be fatal to your case, and should be one of the first pieces of information given to you.
- That your attorney has experience pursuing personal injury claims.
- That your questions are answered fully, and in a way you understand. If you are left needing more information after asking a question, it is likely the answer was incorrect or incomplete. If you do not feel comfortable with the information provided to you, continue to ask questions until you are at ease. A qualified attorney will be able to answer your questions without hesitation, and calm your fears.
- A clear fee arrangement should be given to you, and should be in writing. If you are not given a copy of your fee agreement, you might be surprised when your case concludes. This includes finding out whether the fee agreement includes expenses of the case, or just the attorney fee.
In order to find an attorney that can meet your needs, it is a good idea to ask friends and family for recommendations. You should also leave any meeting with a prospective attorney knowing a general timeline for your case. We understand the pressure being part of a lawsuit can create, and work with you to make your case go smoothly. Call us today for more information and to schedule an appointment to discuss the facts of your case.
If you have been in an accident, call our office to learn your options. Let an experienced attorney help you figure what is best for you. Call a Bloomington, Minnesota personal injury attorney today.