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Top 5 questions to ask when hiring a Texas Personal Injury Lawyer

Top 5 Questions to ask when hiring a personal injury lawyer 

Most people have never had to hire a personal injury lawyer. But if one day you are faced with a personal injury claim , you should know the top five questions you need to ask when hiring a personal injury lawyer in Texas. 

Personal injury can cover many areas of the law. Some of the reasons to hire a lawyer in Texas include: 

• Automobile accidents 
• Trucking accidents 
• Product liability 
• Medical malpractice claims 
• Employment claims - Overtime and Wage claims 

When interviewing personal injury lawyers, you should make a list of questions to take with you. The following top five questions will help guide you in choosing the best personal injury lawyer to handle your case. 

Top 5 Questions 

• How long have you practiced personal injury law in Texas? 
• Are you board certified in personal injury trial law? 
• Do you work in any other area of the law? 
• What law school and college did you attend? When did you graduate? 
• Will you personally manage my case, or will another attorney have that responsibility? 

A good Texas personal injury lawyer will be able to speak with you about their experience and make an evaluation of your case. Another important topic to cover when meeting Texas personal injury lawyers: legal fees. 

Legal Fees 

Most personal injury lawyers offer a free consultation and you should take advantage of this in order to ask questions about your case and the fees and awards associated with it. Our firm operates on a contingency fee basis, which means if there is no recovery, there is no fee. 

Here are some important questions to ask about legal fees. 

• Do you work on a contingency basis? 
• If you do work on a contingency fee, what percent do you charge of the recovery? 
• How do the legal fees change if my case goes to trial? 
• Do you advance the expenses on the case or do I have to pay the expenses? 
• If we lose the case, will I owe you any money whatsoever? 
• Do you charge me interest on expenses incurred on my case? 
Always make sure you understand the fees involved and ask for examples of the legal fees if you are unsure of any details. 

Legal Accomplishments 

Most personal injury lawyers who are experts in their field will be involved with professional organizations and will have examples of the experience they have in their field with proven case results. Some questions to ask about legal experience/accomplishments: 

• Do you belong to any professional organizations, like state bar associations? If so, which ones?
• Can you give me examples of recent case results? 

After asking these questions, it is important to hire a lawyer who makes you feel comfortable and who has the necessary experience to handle your particular case. 

Texas Personal Injury Lawyers 

Personal injury is a broad term that covers many areas of the law. Our personal injury attorneys are experienced in handling trucking accidents, automobile accidents, motorcycle accidents, offshore injury, pharmacy errors, medical malpractice, product liability, employment claims and many more personal injury claims. 

Our principal attorneys, Galvin B. Kennedy and David W. Hodges, are both board certified by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization. They have also both been named Texas Super Lawyers multiple times. If you have a legal question, contact board certified personal injury attorneys today by filling out our contact form , or calling 713-523-0001, or toll-free 877-342-2020.

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