Personal Injury Lawyers

Some lawyers are aggressively advertising for clients who want to bring suit over such matters as:
  • Mesothelioma (lung cancer due to asbestos)
  • Asbestos exposure in general
  • Slip-and-fall
  • Adverse reactions to the drug Vioxx
  • Vioxx heart attack
  • Fen-Phen
  • Insurance claim problems
  • Black lung disease
  • Clergy abuse
Because some cases of these types may result in large financial settlements, there is a strong incentive for lawyers of all backgrounds to take on these cases. Assuming that you have a legitimate claim in these or other areas and feel justified in bringing suit, you will want to make sure you pick the best lawyer for you and your case. So, to help you choose the right lawyer, here are some questions that you may want to research and/or ask directly:
  • Has this lawyer had previous experience with suits of this type?
  • What is this lawyer's record of success in this area?
  • Does this lawyer have the technical expertise to argue such a case effectively?
  • Is the lawyer’s fee structure reasonable considering the effort he needs to make to win your case?
Finally, try to assess how honest the lawyer is being with you. That is:
  • Is the lawyer giving you a reasonable assessment of the likelihood of success?
  • Is the lawyer giving you a reasonable appraisal of the length of time that the legal process will take, and of the demands on your time?
  • Can the lawyer give you a reasonable estimate of what you might recover through the suit? Does this make the legal action worth pursuing?

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