8 Important Questions You Should Ask a Personal Injury Lawyer

What you should ask a Tampa Personal Injury Lawyer

If you’ve been hurt in an accident that was no fault of your own, it is imperative to immediately contact a personal injury lawyer to represent your case. While you need to act quicklyyou also need to make sure you find a lawyer you can trust to represent your case. Here are some questions you should ask before hiring a personal injury lawyer.  

What are your fees?  

Wondering how much it costs to hire an injury attorney? Most personal injury lawyers work on a contingency fee basis – meaning you will not have to come out of pocket to pay your attorney.  There is no fee unless the attorney recovers money damages in your lawsuit.  

Proceed with caution, and always remember, you pay for what you get. Be wary of the lowend attorneys as they may not be qualified to handle your case.  

We understand where you are; in fact, one of our partners was in your shoes once. That’s why our fee for our personal injury lawyers will never be more than what our clients receive from the settlement. Not all Tampa injury attorneys can say that. Call Mickey Keenan, P.A., to schedule your free case review. 

If my lawsuit doesn’t progress, who is responsible for any case-related costs? 

Case-related costs are additional costs separate from a contingency fee. Ask the personal injury lawyer who will be responsible for these costs in the event your lawsuit is unsuccessful.  

How much time can you devote to my case?  

Many larger Florida injury firms may put your case in the hands of less experienced attorneys, or non-attorneys, or may even put your case on the backburner.  

Always ask how much time the personal injury attorney can devote to your case, when your case can be filed, and always stress the importance of filing your case sooner than later.  

Do you have experience with this type of case?  

It’s not uncommon to ask for a referral to an attorney. However, you should never assume an attorney has handled a case like yours before. We recommend you always ask about his or her specific experience. For instance, if you were injured in a car accident or had a slip and fall, you wouldn’t seek out an attorney who typically handles divorce or family law.  

Our Tampa, FL law firm has 13 years of experience in personal injury law. Learn more about our attorneys.  


We were in your shoes once. That’s why we believe your personal injury lawyer shouldn’t receive more than client gets from the settlement. 


How long do you think it will take to resolve a case like mine? 

Every case is unique, but based on experience, most qualified personal injury attorneys can provide a rough estimate as to how long your case should take.  

Again, make sure the lawyer is committed to resolving your case as quickly as possible.  

What is your trial success rate? 

If a lawyer immediately tells you to settle, you should consider that a warning flag. Qualified injury attorneys prepare the case to go to trial. This enables the attorney to enter settlement negotiations with as much evidence as possible to collect a fair settlement. Make sure the attorney is willing to take cases to trial – the insurance companies know, so should you.   

What is my case worth? 

At Mickey Keenan, P.A., we’re concerned with making you whole. We’ll make sure you have the treatments you need to recover and will fight for you to get the best outcome.  We’ll take the time to gather evidence that will give your case the best chance at trial.    

A qualified personal injury attorney will use experience to determine what your case is potentially worth. Be wary of those who make unrealistic estimates 

Who will handle my case? 

Many personal injury law firms will put senior partners in front of potential clients who never intend to represent their case. This will not happen at the law office of Mickey Keenan, P.A.  

When you choose to work with our firm, you will meet with the attorney that will be representing your case from start to finish. This personalized approach is part of why we’re one of Tampa’s best injury firms. 

Your Fight is Our Fight 

If you’ve been involved in an accident, it can be overwhelming and difficult to know what to do next. We can help.  

For more information on our Tampa personal injury law firm or to schedule an appointment with one of our top-rated personal injury attorneys, please call us today at 8138711300.  

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    • Johnny McCarron

      So, my buddy got hurt pretty bad at work. Now he’s looking for personal injury representation. Per your advice, I’ll have him ensure his attorney doesn’t immediately settle. https://www.briancombsattorney.com/personal_injury.html

    • Lloyd Bronson

      I will be sure to use your article as a reference point when finding a personal injury attorney. My father recently found himself injured in a car accident so he would like to take legal action. It is likely that I will send your article to him in the coming days. http://www.personalinjurynd.com/

    • victor

      Great job! Always choose a personal injury lawyer according to your requirements. It is necessary because it increases the chances of winning your case. Getting the information about their past experience is the best way to know about their past experience. If you are looking for a Personal Injury Lawyer in Imperial Beach
      then you can contact Rory Law Firm.

    • Johnny McCarron

      Ah, ti’s good to know that qualified attorneys prepare the case as if they were going to trial to have as much evidence as possible for use in a settlement. A buddy of mine was injured on someone else’s property. He’s not sure if he has a personal injury case, but he wants to consult a lawyer. http://brittattorney.com/personal-injury/

    • jack stiles

      It is great that you mentioned that you need to consider the fees of a lawyer as well as their qualifications because I hadn’t thought of that in the heat of the moment. Our son was injured in a car accident, and we are rushing to find a lawyer to get compensation to help us pay for his medical bills. When we look for one, I will be sure to remember to consider their fees as well as their qualifications. https://www.hsjlawyers.com/legal-services/motor-vehicle-and-personal-injury-law

    • Taylor Wright

      I appreciate that you explained asking the lawyer how many times they take cases to trial. My brother was injured last week when a car hit him in the middle of the night. We’ll have to use these tips when searching for an attorney to help him with his case. https://websterlawfirmllc.com/personal-injury/

    • Lyla Peterson

      I’m glad to hear that most personal injury attorneys can make a rough estimate of how long your case will take. My close friend’s son was hit by a car while walking in a crosswalk last week. I will pass the advice you shared along to her so she can start looking for a personal injury attorney in the area. https://saffwein.com/practice-areas/personal-injury/

    • Henry Killingsworth

      I found it helpful when you explained that you should ask an attorney what kind of specific cases they have worked on so that you can know that they can handle your case. A couple of days ago, my wife was driving home from school when she was involved in a car accident. She wasn’t badly hurt, but she did get some bad whiplash. These tips you shared will help us find a lawyer to work with that can help us get some compensation. http://www.graftonlawoffice.com/newpage

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