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11 Questions to Ask a Personal Injury Lawyer


Personal injury claims are never easy, whether they arise from a car accident, a fall, or some other mishap. When your injury is caused by someone else’s negligence, it may be time to consider hiring a knowledgeable, experienced personal injury attorney. But where do you start? Trying to choose the right legal representation for your personal injury case can seem challenging and overwhelming. Before making your decision, here are some important questions you should ask, as well as the answers you can expect from Hirsch Andrade. 

1. What are your fees? 

Hirsch Andrade accepts cases on a contingency fee basis. This means that Hirsch Andrade does not get paid unless l you receive a settlement or verdict. The fee is a percentage determined by Connecticut state statute of the overall recovered amount.

2. Am I responsible for any case-related costs if I lose?

At Hirsch Andrade, we try cases at our own risk. In other words, we will absorb any out-of-pocket costs in the event of a lost case. However, a plaintiff may have to pay limited defense costs if a case is lost at trial. 

3. How much is my injury case worth?

Every case is different.  There are many factors to consider and it can take months or years to determine the value of a case. It is best to discuss your specifics with an experienced personal injury attorney

4. Do you have any experience with cases similar to mine?

Hirsch Andrade is a dedicated personal injury and wrongful death law firm. Our attorneys are highly specialized and experienced in the practice areas of auto accidents, medical malpractice, wrongful death, premises liability, dog bites, and unsafe products. 

5. Who will handle my case?

Every case at Hirsch Andrade is handled by our entire trial team. While a client may have one attorney and paralegal with whom they primarily interact, the entire trial team is deeply involved in every case.

6. What is the success rate of your trials?

Our attorneys have developed an impressive case success rate. To learn more, view some of our successes here

7. How long does it usually take to resolve a case like mine?

Many factors can influence how long your case will take to resolve, but your personal injury lawyer should be able to give you a timeline and a rough idea of what to expect. 

8. Can I expect a trial in my case? 

Most personal injury cases are resolved before they go to trial. At Hirsch Andrade, however, we prepare every personal injury and wrongful death case in order to take it to trial. We believe this is a critical reason we are able to achieve optimal results for our clients.

9. What role do I play in the lawsuit?

Some people prefer to be very involved in their cases. At Hirsch Andrade, we ensure to keep a clear line of communication open with our clients throughout the process so they are always aware of any changes or updates. The most important function a plaintiff has is to keep the trial team informed of any developments, including medical treatment or any correspondence you may receive that is related to the case.

10. How much time can you commit to my case?

At Hirsch Andrade, our clients can rest assured that their cases will receive the utmost attention. 

11. Can I contact a previous client? 

As some cases contain confidentiality agreements, and some clients prefer privacy, rather than contacting a previous client, Hirsch Andrade invites you to read our client reviews here.

If you have more questions, Hirsch Andrade offers free consultations. Visit our website or call us at 203-331-8888.

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