How to Choose a Personal Injury Attorney
April 9, 2018
After you or someone you care about has been injured in an accident, one of the most important decisions you’ll make is the attorney you hire. Attorney selection should not be done blindly. There are a number of questions you’ll want to ask any lawyer you’re considering working with. To help make this process easier, we’ve collected the top questions to ask when choosing a lawyer:
What do I have to do and what will a personal injury attorney handle for me?
After an accident-related injury, you should be focusing on your recovery, not worrying about dealing with insurance to get your medical bills and claims paid. Whiting Law understands this and we take that burden over for our clients right away with our award-winning personal injury attorneys. We will gather, chart, and track all your claims, including your medical bills, and work directly with the insurance company to get those bills paid on time so you don’t have to worry about it. It’s just the way we do things, which is one of the ways Whiting Law is not your average law firm.
Will my case have to be litigated?
Many law firms want every case to go right into litigation. Whiting Law is different. Our personal injury attorneys understand that it is in our clients' best interest to work with the insurance company to ensure all claims are paid in a timely fashion rather than jumping right into litigation. That is why we take on communication with the insurance companies right from the start. We have an excellent success rate of getting our clients’ medical bills paid on time without having to file a lawsuit. This helps our clients get the care they need when they need it, and have a smoother experience overall.
When we do need to go to court, our personal injury attorneys are ready to fight. If the insurance company is not doing what it should to take care of our client, we won’t hesitate to file a lawsuit. Because we have done all of the work of organizing medical bills and gathering all of the necessary information on behalf of our client, we can move quickly to litigation if the insurance company makes it necessary.
Who will I work with and how does your firm communicate with clients?
When you’re in the middle of a legal process, nothing is worse than not being able to reach your lawyer. You want to choose a firm that communicates clearly, promptly, and respectfully. That is exactly what you can expect from Whiting Law. Our personal injury attorneys meet with their clients regularly so we can learn their stories and understand where they are coming from, what they are going through, and how the accident has impacted them and their families.
You will have a team of professionals dedicated to your case, working together to ensure the best possible outcome. Our exceptional customer service begins at the front desk. You will be able to contact your lawyer directly. You will be able to reach the paralegal working on your case. We will keep you informed of the status of your case and make sure you understand everything that is happening now and how it may affect the future. Your calls will be returned within 24-48 hours, guaranteed. This is the Whiting Way.
What is your firm’s track record with handling my type of case?
Your personal injury attorney should be able to share successful case results of cases they have handled that are similar to yours. Whiting Law has worked hard to build a reputation for having some of the best personal injury lawyers in Michigan. We believe in fighting the right fight, the good fight, and because of that, we are known as fighters in the legal community.
How does your fee structure work?
When you are choosing a personal injury attorney, make sure you understand what you will be paying and when. At Whiting Law, we have a No Fee Promise. If we don’t win your case, you do not pay. It’s as simple as that.
Why did you become a lawyer?
This may seem like an unusual question to ask, but it is a great thing to understand about the person you are choosing to represent your rights. Why are they in this line of work?
Whiting Law’s founder Paul Whiting knew from a young age that he wanted to be a personal injury attorney. His father was a police officer and Paul wanted to be just like him: hard working, dedicated to making people’s lives better, and honoring the right side of the law. Paul knows that the insurance system is unfair and not set up properly to help accident injury victims. Most importantly, he loves fighting for the rights of people who are unable to fight for themselves.
Paul had a vision of building the kind of law firm that he wanted to be a part of: professional, caring, family-oriented, and tough. Whiting Law started with only Paul, his wife, Kiersten, and one paralegal. Now, Whiting Law has grown to a team of professionals with a reputation for fighting and prevailing on behalf of accident injury victims.
If you have been injured in an accident due to someone else’s negligence, contact Whiting Law today. We will meet with you, learn your story, and get to work to win you the fair and just compensation you deserve.