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Questions to Ask Before Hiring a Slip and Fall Lawyer
March 21, 2021 at 12:00 AM
Slip and fall lawyer working on client's case.

An accidental fall caused by someone else’s negligence impacts your life in serious ways. You may find yourself in pain and unable to work, facing mounting medical bills, and having to adapt to a much lower quality of life.

In such cases, it’s only right that you receive the compensation you deserve, and that means hiring the right slip and fall lawyer to represent you.

Rodzik Law Group has practiced personal injury law for over 28 years and recovered over $100 million for clients since 1999*, so we understand how to handle this specific type of case.

Ask these questions to confirm if the lawyer you’re considering is capable of providing the outcome you deserve.

Have you handled cases similar to mine?

Personal injury law is a broad field, and the lawyers practicing within it have experience with varied cases.

In your specific situation, it’s important to find out whether the lawyers you’re speaking to have handled slip and fall cases.

Go further and ask if the lawyer has experience handling cases with circumstances similar to yours.

Asking these questions helps you see if the lawyer is equipped with the skills to take up your case.

Will my case go to a trial?

Many clients prefer to reach a settlement as opposed to taking their cases to trial. If you share that preference, it’s important to address it with lawyers you could potentially hire early in your conversation with them.

A lawyer who understands your needs can assure you that they’ll make an effort to reach a fair settlement outside the courtroom. They may even walk you through how they’ll do so.

But, in the event that settlement negotiations fail, a good lawyer will be prepared to take your case to trial.

This question can help you see if the lawyer can handle the case in a way that aligns with your desires, as well as how far they’re prepared to fight.

Will I be responsible for case-related costs if I lose?

Before proceeding with hiring a lawyer, it’s best to know what costs you may run into, especially if you fail to settle and eventually lose the suit. At the Rodzik Law Group, our clients are not responsible for costs unless we win a recovery.

While a good lawyer for your case will give you an honest assessment of the case and its chances, it’s always advisable to account for all possibilities.

Ask about the exact charges you’ll face if you end up with a negative outcome. At the very least, you should be able to get an estimate.

Knowing this beforehand will help you to tackle the case with greater peace of mind, even if the eventual decision isn’t ideal.

What is my case worth?

An essential question to ask before hiring a lawyer is how much compensation you’ll be able to receive.

Don’t expect a hard-and-fast figure. There are many things that can impact your settlement offer or verdict, including discovery and liability. But you should at least be able to get an estimate or range.

Can I see references or previous results?

After what you’ve been through and with everything at stake, it’s understandable that you want your case headed by a proven lawyer.

That’s why it’s essential to what previous results the lawyer has had with cases similar to yours, and the experience past clients have had while working with that specific lawyer.

Hire an experienced slip and fall lawyer today

We can take up your case right away, even if you’re still undergoing medical care. And we can guide you each step of the way, and fight for the compensation that is rightfully yours. Call us at 910-762-1199 or visit our offices.