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The Most Important Questions to Ask Your Car Accident Lawyer

Going to an attorney for the first time can be a little nerve-wracking. Many people don’t know what to expect, and it’s doubly stressful when dealing with the pain of serious injuries. The good news is that your attorney is there for you, and they’re dedicated to your recovery. Still, it’s essential that you come prepared and know some of the most important questions to ask your car accident lawyer.

How Can I Help With My Case?

Your attorney should have some strong advice to help you avoid fault redistribution after a crash. Most notable are that you should avoid contact with the other driver’s insurance company and that you should stay off social media until your case is resolved.

Equally important is ensuring the insurance company understands the severity of your injuries. Make sure you get proper medical documentation from the doctor’s office and that you attend all your follow-up appointments and see specialists as scheduled.

How Long Will It Take to Resolve My Case?

Car crash cases are variable; some take a few months, others can take longer. A lot of factors go into determining how long your case will take, including the complexity of the case, the injuries sustained, and your attorney’s current caseload. It’s always a good idea to ask your attorney how soon they can start on your case and how complex it seems at the outset.

You may also want to ask about how often you’ll receive updates. There are few things more frustrating than having no idea how your case is progressing, especially when you need damages to cover your bills. If your attorney promises to give you bi-weekly or monthly updates, hold them to that, even if they’re nothing new to report.

What Makes Your Firm Different?

There are 1,100 law firms in Atlanta alone. Choosing just one can be stressful and a little intimidating. Remember that you are in control when it comes to choosing a law firm. During your case consultation, ask the attorney what makes them different and what they’ll do to make your life easier throughout the process.

If you or someone you love suffered severe injuries in a car crash crash, you might have a case. If you’d like an experienced Riverdale car accident attorney from Law Offices of Falanga & Chalker to evaluate your case, please don’t hesitate to send us an email or call (470) 450-1164.