Questions to Ask a Personal Injury Lawyer

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When you talk to a personal injury lawyer, it’s important to ask the right questions. The questions you ask can help you learn about your case and whether the lawyer is the right person to represent you.

Sometimes, it can be hard to know what questions to ask. The Law Office of Taylor S. Braithwaite offers 12 questions to ask any personal injury lawyer you might contact.

Twelve Questions to Ask During a Personal Injury Case Consultation

Do you handle cases like mine?

Not all personal injury cases are the same. There are different laws and legal procedures for different types of cases. Plus, not all personal injury lawyers handle every kind of case.

To represent you well, the lawyer must handle your type of case and know the laws and procedures that apply. Ask your personal injury lawyer what kind of case you have and if they handle that type of case. Case types include car accidents, motorcycle accidents and more.

Have you handled cases like mine?

When a lawyer has experience handling similar types of cases, they have a background in the issues and questions that may be important in your case. An experienced lawyer may be able to handle your case more efficiently. They know what to expect, and they can guide you through the process.

What is my personal injury case worth?

Each personal injury case is judged on its own merits. The victim may claim the losses that they have incurred that they are due under the law. Your lawyer can’t promise exactly what you will receive from your case, but they should be able to give you a range of what your case is worth. They should also be able to explain the factors that may impact the amount you receive. Asking what your case is worth helps you form expectations and gauge the lawyer’s ability to assess your case.

What fees do you charge for personal injury representation?

You should understand how the lawyer is paid for their representation. You should be able to easily understand the fee structure, and the lawyer should be happy to explain it to you.

At The Law Office of Taylor S. Braithwaite, our fee structure is transparent and flat. We pride ourselves in making our services affordable with transparent, easy-to-understand fees.

How many years have you been practicing law?

Learning about the lawyer’s background can give you insight into the experience that they bring to their practice.

Taylor Braithwaite spent four years as a Judge Advocate and served as a Civil Affairs Team Leader in the Marine Corps Reserve. He then practiced law in insurance defense in South Carolina and Georgia. These years practicing law gave him the skills and passion for seeking justice on behalf of personal injury victims.

What is your case strategy?

Some lawyers always settle the case, even if the client isn’t getting fair compensation. Other lawyers only take cases to trial. You should make sure that your goals for the case align with the lawyer’s style.

Attorney Taylor Braithwaite uses a flexible strategy. We work to truly understand the needs of your case and your personal wishes so that we can advocate for you.

Are you licensed in my state?

A lawyer must be licensed in the jurisdiction where you bring your case. Taylor Braithwaite is licensed to practice law in both South Carolina and Georgia. He assists commuters in the Central Savannah River Area and capably handles cases in both states.

What are the possible outcomes of my case? What kinds of things may influence the outcome of my case?

A personal injury lawyer should be able to evaluate your case and give you a range of possible outcomes. They should explain the strengths and weaknesses and what factors may be important. The success of your case may hinge on a complex issue, or your case may be straightforward. You should understand what may happen and what to expect as your case unfolds.

Are there documents or records that would help you build my case?

Building a case begins with understanding you and your situation. Medical records, financial records, verification of personal information, and official accident reports may all help your lawyer begin to build your case.

Ask what they are looking for. If you can provide documents, it can help your lawyer work efficiently and move your case forward.

Is there anything I should be doing right now to help my case?

The things you do in the days, weeks, and months after a personal injury can impact your case outcome.

Your lawyer will advise you to attend medical appointments, keep records of medical care and document your losses, pain, and ways that your daily life is interrupted by your personal injury. They will also tell you to follow your medical care instructions. They will advise you not to post about the situation on social media.

Ask your personal injury lawyer if there is anything else you can do to help your case.

How do I reach you to communicate during the case?

Communication between the personal injury lawyer and the client is critical. Your lawyer should be available to communicate with you in a way that you’re comfortable with, whether it’s by email, phone, or other methods.

Ask your lawyer what their style is for getting in touch and how you can reach out to them during the case.

What’s it like to be an attack helicopter pilot in the SC Army National Guard?

Okay, you should only ask this question if your personal injury lawyer is Taylor Braithwaite. He is a member of the SC Army National Guard and is an experienced attack helicopter pilot, having served 14 years in the United States Marine Corps.

He is happy to share experiences about his military service. If you have served our country or for anyone who needs outstanding legal representation, he would be honored to serve you.

Get Answers to Your Personal Injury Questions

If you have questions about your situation, you can talk to a personal injury lawyer. The Law Office of Taylor S. Braithwaite handles many types of personal injury cases. At your consultation, we can answer your questions and explain how our legal services may help. Contact us today to begin.


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