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What to Ask Your Potential Lawyer

When you are looking for a disability lawyer, be sure to ask a lot of questions. There are several things you want to find out from the firm or practice before you choose an attorney. Some lawyers make a point to look fancy by driving cars that create the appearance that they do well. But how do you know your attorney will be the right one for your disability case?

1.      Has this lawyer already seen a case like yours?

Ask if the attorney has already won any cases with other clients who share your specific disability. If the answer is yes, then it is a good sign this is a good fit. Although a good lawyer is a good lawyer, one that has done cases like yours, will be much more qualified. You would rather not choose a lawyer who will be learning how to do a case like yours. Don’t be their first.

2.      Meet them in person before your final decision.

Be sure the attorney will give your case proper attention. A common complaint among those who hire disability attorneys is that they did not feel their case was sufficiently attended to. Since there are a lot of people looking for a disability attorney, these people can be busy. Be sure they treat you well and seem genuinely committed. If you are weary, then just come out and ask, but most of the time you will be able to gage this by talking to people in the office.

3.      You get what you pay for

Most of the time it is worth the extra money to be sure your case goes well. Finding a higher priced lawyer may mean sacrifice on your part, but it also means the attorney is skilled in his craft. If your case is important to you then go with a solid attorney.

4.      Organization is key

While finding out about different options, it is good to note how organized they are. If you are wavering between two options, observe the secretary while you make your decision final. A lot of the production of a firm or practice relies on the secretary.

5.      Trust your instincts

If you have been into the office, and have talked to the lawyers, you will have a good idea of what you are dealing with. Trust what you see and go with it.

Good luck! These things can be stressful, but by following these steps, and with any luck you will be on your way.

Tiffany S. Thatcher is a guest blogger who specializes in and has a passion for writing.

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