Have you or someone you love been involved in a car accident in Kentucky? If so, then you will want an experienced lawyer to help assist with your case. Don’t be afraid to ask questions to ensure you are hiring the right attorney to represent you with your car accident case.
1. What Fees Can I Expect From You?
The majority of competent Kentucky car accident lawyers will only charge you if you receive compensation. This means that there are no upfront fees for the client. If you aren’t entitled to compensation, then the attorney doesn’t collect any fees. Keep in mind that some lawyers may collect fees upfront. It is important to discuss this when you first speak to them.
2. How Long Do I Have To File My Claim?
You have one year in Kentucky, from the day of the car accident, to file a case against the other party involved. This is when the statute of limitations expires. This varies state to state.
3. Will My Case Go To Trial?
Not all car accident cases go to trial. Discuss the likelihood of your case going with your attorney. Most cases in Kentucky can be settled with the insurance companies. Typically, personal injury claims can be resolved outside of court, as well. It is important to hire an attorney who will go to court if you aren’t being offered what you deserve.
4. How Experienced Are You With These Types Of Cases?
It is important that the attorney you choose have experience in car accident and personal injury claims. Not all Kentucky lawyers have the skill or understand the strategies used by insurance companies. Your legal team should understand what you are up against and be your advocate.
5. Are There Reviews On Websites For Your Attorney?
Research your attorney on multiple websites and look for reviews. You should never depend on just their website. It’s a great idea to see how they have represented previous clients.
6. Can You Tell Me What The Estimated Damages Will Be?
Your attorney will likely not be able to tell you the worthiness of your case. However, he should be able to provide you with an estimate once all the evidence is reviewed. Keep in mind that no two cases are the same. Your attorney should be able to tell you if the estimate given to you has changed as the case progresses.
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About Michael A. O’Hara, PLLC
When you have to deal with the justice system – whether related to a civil or criminal matter – you need more than the truth on your side. You need a skilled attorney who can employ sound legal strategies to produce the results you are hoping for. I am attorney Michael A. O’Hara, and I am licensed to practice in Kentucky and Ohio at the state level, as well as in Federal District Court and the Federal Court of Claims. I have been representing clients in the Northern Kentucky/Greater Cincinnati area since 1994.