Switch to ADA Accessible Theme
Close Menu
Call Now
Available 24 Hours a Day
  • facebook
  • twitter
  • linkedin
  • instagram
Naples Personal Injury Attorney > Blog > Personal Injury Lawyer > Tips for Hiring a Naples Personal Injury Lawyer

Tips for Hiring a Naples Personal Injury Lawyer

No one likes to imagine that they’d find themselves in a position where they’d need to hire a personal injury lawyer. Regardless as to whether you sustained a slip-and-fall injury at a local bank branch, were injured in a no-fault car or motorcycle accident, or you’ve suffered a dog bit injury, it’s best to speak with an attorney to determine if you have a case.

If you’ve ever hired a contractor, you likely understand the importance of interviewing more than one service provider. The same holds true when it comes to hiring a personal injury lawyer.

Not only will you want to hire someone who you feel understands the circumstances of your case, you’ll want to hire someone who is knowledgeable, experienced and has a proven track record of success.

Hiring a lawyer is quite different from hiring a roofer or a contractor. As such, you’ll want to be prepared with a list of questions that will help you make the right choice.

What percentage of your cases relate to personal injury claims?

There are hundreds of lawyers in SWFL, all of whom specialize in different areas of the law. Some focus mostly on bankruptcy, while others prefer to work on divorce, custody and family law matters.

If you need to hire a personal injury lawyer, you’ll want to hire a firm that devotes its time to personal injury cases. For example, a lawyer that spends 90% of their time working on civil litigation, and 10% of their time on personal injury law, may not be the best choice.

What are your fees?

This is another important point to address. Although most personal injury attorneys work with their clients on a contingency basis, others require their clients pay up front.

The benefits of hiring an attorney who will represent you on contingency are numerous. For example, lawyers don’t take cases on contingency unless they have a high level of confidence that the case will be successful. It’s also worth noting that with this type of agreement, if your case isn’t successful, you won’t be required to pay legal fees.

When you’re interviewing lawyers, be sure to get a clear understanding of their fee structure, how they will be paid, when they’ll need to be paid, and whether you’ll be required to pay out-of-pocket costs.

Have questions? Call our office today to learn more

For more information on our law firm and/or how personal injury litigation works, call our office today at 239-649-8050 to schedule a free consultation.

Facebook Twitter LinkedIn

The Shapiro Difference

  • Earning Your Trust

    Earning Your Trust. Not all attorneys are created equal. Marc Shapiro is reputable, experienced, trustworthy and is committed to both his clients and employees. We want you to be so satisfied with our law firm that you will tell your friends, family and colleagues that “Marc Shapiro is my attorney.”

  • Communication & Keeping you Informed

    We embrace technology and “simplexity.” Our legal assistants, paralegals, and attorneys will guide you through the process and make sure you are informed. We are available via text, phone and email and will promptly respond to your inquiry within one business day.

  • A Strong Office Culture

    We believe in growing people. The Shapiro team lives by three principles: Integrity, Communication, and Transparency. We mentor and nurture all levels of staff from interns to executives. A happy office means better service and more productivity for you.

  • Employing A+ Employees

    We look for employees with empathy and problem-solving ability. Many of our legal assistants, paralegals, & attorneys are bilingual and some even multilingual. Our staff is diverse and we speak Spanish, French, Creole, & German. We want to speak your language.

  • Grassroots Initiative & Community Engagement

    If you aren’t giving back then what are you doing? After the birth of Marc’s child, his life was transformed because of his son’s special needs. Marc routinely gives back to the Juvenile Diabetes Research Fund, volunteers with Autism Speaks and Autism awareness groups and STARability in Naples, Florida.

Retired Couple

Get a Complimentary
Strategy Session

Our team wants to help. Call or email us for a free consultation so we can evaluate your case and put you on the path to a successful recovery.

Contact Us

© 2020 - 2021 The Law Offices of Marc L. Shapiro, P.A. All rights reserved.
This law firm website and legal marketing are managed by MileMark Media.

Contact Form Tab
×
Schedule a CONFIDENTIAL Consultation
protected by reCAPTCHA Privacy - Terms