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What to Ask Your Injury Attorney in a Free Case Evaluation
Written By: Josh Lowell ~ 3/7/2022

BLOGPOST_FreeEvaluation03072022_s.jpgThe attorneys at Magnuson Lowell PS always offer a free consultation regarding your Personal Injury claim. Whenever you are injured in a car accident, dog bite, slip and fall, or medical malpractice claim, you should never hesitate to call for immediate guidance. During this time, you might be frazzled, and your head might be spinning with questions. To get the best out of your free consultation, here are some questions you should always ask.

1. Do you have any experience with cases like mine?

Not all Personal Injury attorneys are the same and newer attorneys may not have the requisite experience to handle your specific case. Knowing your potential attorneys experience is a must. As an example, perhaps you were injured as a pedestrian in a crosswalk. Understanding that the attorneys at Magnuson Lowell PS have handled many similar cases over the years should give you confidence that your case is in good hands.

2. What kind of communication can I expect?

Some law firms overload their case schedules leaving little to no time for individual case attention. At the law offices of Magnuson Lowell PS, we maintain a reasonable case balance allowing each case to receive the attention it deserves. Our attorneys have an open phone line policy meaning if you ever want to have a discussion, they are always available. Moreover, emails are never left lingering. You should never have to wait to speak with your attorney, and at Magnuson Lowell PS, you will not have to.

3. What are the costs of representation?

The industry standard for Personal Injury cases is a contingency fee. Instead of charging you an hourly rate and requiring an upfront retainer deposit, your attorney instead gets paid nothing up front. Similarly, with a few exceptions, most costs of bringing your claim are fronted by the law firm. At the end of the case, your legal team then gets a percentage of the gross settlement or judgment. In other words, the lawyer’s fee is contingent on you winning your case. This takes much of the sting out of retaining counsel. You should never be concerned about fees when speaking with a Personal injury attorney. Contacting Magnuson Lowell PS early in your case will help prepare you earlier without any additional cost.

4. What is my case worth?

This question should always be asked, but it cannot always be answered effectively. Especially early in your case if your injury is recent, there are too many variables to properly value your Personal Injury claim. While attorneys can give general estimates about case value, any lawyer who tells you that your case is worth a certain amount is likely misrepresenting your case. There just is not enough information to make a proper estimate. If your case is further along or you are nearly done treating for your injuries, it is possible to provide general guidance to help you understand what you are fighting for.

At the law offices of Magnuson Lowell PS, we are dedicated to providing you with the legal advice you need, the value you ought to have, and the respect you deserve. Our team has handled cases like yours in the past, so they have the experience necessary to help you win the justice your case demands. We offer free telephone, Zoom, and in person consultations for Personal Injury cases. Call today to speak to an attorney about your case.

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