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Questions to Ask Before Hiring a Personal Injury Attorney

There are many personal injury law firms in Central Florida, so how do you choose which one to handle your case? You need an attorney who will fight for your best interests and ensure you receive fair compensation for your injuries, regardless of the cause. When looking for a lawyer, you should ask them specific questions about how they would handle your case and their previous experience with your type of injury claim. Here are some of the questions you should ask your personal injury attorney before hiring them:

What’s My Case Worth? 

Every case is different, so determining a case value will be difficult until the case is close to settling. Many factors go into deciding how much your case is worth. These include: 

  • Lost wages (in the past and the future)
  • Diminished earning potential 
  • Extent of injuries 
  • Whether injuries are temporary or permanent 
  • Loss of enjoyment 
  • Medical expenses 

Some of these damages, such as medical expenses and past lost wages, are easy to calculate. Other damages, such as pain and suffering and loss of enjoyment, are hard to determine. That’s why you need a lawyer to work with you and fight your case in court to show the true impact of your injuries and how they will impact the rest of your life. The greater the impact the injuries will have on your future, the more value a jury will place on your case.

Who Will Handle My Case? 

If you choose to work with a large law firm, you might assume that the well-known lawyer you see in the commercials or during your initial consultation will be the one handling your case. However, big law firms employ many lawyers and paralegals who manage many of the tasks related to your claim. Having someone familiar with your case who doesn’t treat you like another number is essential. At the King Law Firm, we provide personalized service and take each case seriously. We will offer an honest evaluation, conduct a thorough investigation, and maintain clear communication throughout the legal proceedings. 

 How Do You Handle Payments?

Our law firm works on a contingency basis. We get paid a percentage of what we recover for you from your case settlement. We don’t get paid until you do. Contingency structures allow you to file a claim without the added burden of paying attorney’s fees upfront during a challenging financial time in your life. Contingency arrangements vary by case and must follow the Florida State Bar guidelines. Other fees, such as filing fees, research, mediation, and transportation, could be deducted from the final settlement.

Other law firms may charge hourly rates, flat day fees, or retainer packages. 

What Have You Been Able to Recover for Clients? 

You want to choose a lawyer who has experience working with your type of case and has been able to help people similar to you. You need a lawyer who can get results and isn’t afraid to share them. Visit our results page to read stories of real Central Floridians who were able to recover millions in damages for their permanent and life-altering injuries. 

How Will I Stay Updated About My Case?

You’re busy and shouldn’t need to chase down your lawyer to get updates about your case. When you call our office, you’ll speak directly to one of our lawyers. We maintain honesty throughout our process and will keep you informed as the case progresses. You’ll also meet with our lawyers face-to-face on several occasions — not just our office staff. 

Do You Offer Free Consultations? 

Many law firms, like the King Law Firm, offer free consultations. That’s a time for you to get to know our team and the types of cases we handle. We’ll listen to the details of your case and give you an honest answer about whether it can be pursued in court. 

Personal Injury Attorneys in Ocala, FL 

Our team at the King Law Firm handles personal injury claims throughout Central Florida, Ocala, and The Villages. We have the skills, knowledge, and experience necessary to help ensure you get the compensation you deserve for your injuries. Call us at 352-269-1814 for a free consultation. 


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