What you should know before hiring a lawyer

Published: Sep. 27, 2022 at 10:33 AM CDT
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MOBILE, Ala. (WALA) - Choosing a lawyer to handle your case can seem like an overwhelming task, and of course you want to makes sure you’ve chosen the right one. David Greene joined us on Studio10 to talk about some important questions you should ask your personal injury lawyer before you hire them.

The following questions and answers were provided by Greene & Phillips:

What should the first question be when you are choosing an attorney?

Joe, the first question should be, “How many cases like mine have you handled?” The more experience a lawyer has, especially in the personal injury field, can mean a big difference in the result of your settlement. Hiring a lawyer with years of experience will help you in 2 important ways...

1. He’ll already have relationships established with the insurance adjusters

2. He’ll know the ins and outs of the applicable laws

How many personal injury cases has Greene & Phillips handled?

We’ve handled thousands of personal injury cases of all types such as car wrecks, worker’s comp, slip and fall, and many more.

What else would someone want to know when hiring a lawyer?

You should also ask, “What systems are in place to make sure my case is handled efficiently?” At Greene & Phillip, we used an advanced paperless system that ensures no file or records get lost or misplaced and that there is always a staff member or lawyer working to move the case toward settlement. You should also ask, “What settlement amounts have you gotten for other injured victims with a case similar to mine?” You need to know that you are working with a reputable firm that has a proven history of results. When you’re fighting the insurance company to get the full value of your claim, it can help tremendously when you are being helped by a firm that has had multi-million dollar settlements against that company.

Does Greene & Phillips have any notable settlements?

We’ve had several multi-million dollar verdicts and settlements including a landmark $9.5 million settlement for a young lady who was struck in her car by a big truck whose driver wasn’t paying attention and sailed through a red light.

How can our viewers reach you if they have any further questions?

They can call us at 300-2000, or come by our office anytime. You never need an appointment!



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