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How to choose a personal injury lawyer: 5 FAQs

Written by on Tuesday, September 17, 2013 at 8:50pm

If you’re hurt, we know you have other things on your mind than the best way to get the compensation and medical care you need. This is where a personal injury attorney can come in and help you.

If you were hurt by a car accident, a workplace accident, a motorcycle accident, due to medical malpractice or other acts of negligence, you should concentrate on getting well. Let the experts at Bentoff & Duber build your case and make sure you get the money and medical care you deserve.

Here are answers to five questions you may be asking before you choose a personal injury lawyer:

  1. How do I find a personal injury lawyer?
    Doing a quick search online is a great place to start, but asking friends and acquaintances for referrals is a good idea as well. This often provides a trusted opinion and could help you find the best attorney for your situation. Using a referral service is also an option, but some have more thorough screening processes than others. Whichever method you choose, be sure you’re comfortable with your end decision.
  2. Should I hire a lawyer who asks for payment up front?
    No. You should not have to pay an attorney any fees before representing you. Bentoff & Duber only takes personal injury cases on a contingency basis. This means our clients never pay up front and don’t owe anything unless we obtain compensation for them.
  3. What’s the first step after I find my personal injury attorney?
    Set up an initial consultation (this should be free and is free at Bentoff & Duber). During this meeting, tell your attorney all the information and factors that led to and involve your injury. Feel free to ask lots of questions during this time.
  4. What should I ask my personal injury lawyer?
    When you first meet with your attorney, you may want to ask about his or her career history including education and experience with personal injury cases, and any fees you may be charged later. Leave your first meeting feeling confident about your lawyer’s abilities.
  5. Will my attorney need to represent me in court?
    Depending on the details of your case, you may need to go to trial. Bentoff & Duber starts by building a strong case using research and seeking opinions from medical experts when necessary. If and when the time comes, our attorneys then use their litigation skills in court on top of the persuasive case. This is the type of attorney you want on your side.

If you’re hurt, Bentoff & Duber can help you get the medical care and compensation that is rightfully yours. We have been helping injured people for more than 45 years and we have the experience to succeed, even in the most challenging circumstances.

Get started by calling 216-861-1234 or submit a contact form for your free consultation.

About the author: Brandon Duber, a Partner with Bentoff & Duber Co., LPA, is a lawyer with proven experience in the courtroom and expertise in the areas of workers’ compensation, criminal defense, personal injury and medical malpractice law. He received his B.A. from Skidmore College in Saratoga Springs, NY and his J.D. from The Case Western Reserve University School of Law in Cleveland, OH.

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