There are many questions you will want to ask your attorney before you hire. These questions will assist you in determining the skill level of the attorney in question and how he can help you. Some questions you will want to ask include:
- How should I keep updated about the status of my case?
- What are your areas of expertise?
- How long will it take for my case to be solved?
- Will you take my case on a contingent fee basis?
- Have you handled cases like mine before? If so, how many? What was the outcome?
- What can I do to help you or to improve my case?
- Will you be the sole attorney working on my case? If not, who else will be working on it?
- How often to you go to trial?
- How quickly can your office answer my questions?
- Do you have two client references I can use to get a sense of their experience with your practice?
Attorney-Client Privilege is one of the most time-honored laws in America. This law may prevent the lawyer from giving you the contact information of past clients. If you choose to work with an attorney, this same privilege will be extended to you and your case.
If I want to appeal my case, can my attorney represent me?
Once the final judgment has been made, your lawyer has no further responsibility to represent you. However, he or she can certainly appeal your case if you agree to do so.
What if I am displeased with how my attorney handles my case?
Keep in mind that your lawyer works for you. You hired him or her to help you with your case. As a result, you have the right to terminate the client-attorney relationship at any time. If you choose to cease working with an attorney, he or she is still entitled to remuneration for work already performed and to contingency fees. You and the new attorney might be able to negotiate a deal to decrease your fees to the old lawyer.
Because law firms specialize in different fields, it is important to choose the one most pertinent to your case. John K. Zaid & Associates focuses primarily on car and vehicle-related accidents.