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8 Questions To Ask An Explosion Lawyer

Posted on May 19, 2021 in

Explosions can lead to significant injuries or even fatalities. Survivors of explosions are often left with lifelong disabilities and tremendous medical bills. At the Doan Law Firm, we want you to know that you may be able to recover compensation if your explosion injury was caused by the careless or negligent actions of another individual or company.

Here, we want to outline the main questions that you should ask an explosion lawyer when you need help securing compensation for your losses.

1. How long have you handled personal injury cases?

Not all attorneys are created equal, and the reality is that there are different specialties of law. It is crucial to work only with attorneys who have extensive experience handling personal injury law cases.

2. Do you have specific experience handling explosion injury cases?

You should ask any attorney you are thinking about using whether or not they have experience handling explosion cases. Explosion cases can become very complicated, and they involve working with multiple parties, including state and federal regulators. You want to have an attorney who has vast experience handling explosion cases in these situations.

3. What are your fees?

There is no problem with asking an attorney how much they will charge. What you will find is that many personal injury lawyers who handle explosion cases will work on a contingency fee basis. This means that you will not have to pay any upfront or out-of-pocket costs related to your case. When an attorney works on a contingency fee basis, their client will not owe any legal fees until after they receive the compensation they need.

4. Do you have the time to take my case?

You need an attorney who will be able to devote their resources to your case. Many attorneys carefully choose which cases they take and only handle a limited number of cases at a time because they want to devote the time necessary to each client.

5. How long does it take to typically resolve cases like this?

When you ask your attorney how long it will take your case to resolve, chances are they will not be able to give you a solid answer. The truth is that no two explosion accident cases are exactly alike. However, an experienced explosion accident lawyer will generally be able to give you an idea of what to expect moving forward.

6. Are you willing to take the case to trial?

You want an attorney who is willing to take your case all the way to trial. Unfortunately, there are some lawyers out there who only want to take your case and make sure it settles quickly so they can move on to the next case. This is not going to be beneficial to the client. Find an attorney willing to take your explosion case all the way to trial.

7. What is my case worth?

Again, no two explosion accident cases are exactly alike, and there will be no way to know exactly how much your case is worth during an initial consultation. However, an attorney should be able to give you a ballpark estimate about what they think you may be able to secure in compensation.

8. Who will handle my case?

You want to have certainty that your case is being handled by an experienced attorney. Unfortunately, it is not uncommon for some law firms to use a big-name attorney to get people in the door and then hand the case over to junior associates or even paralegals. You want your explosion accident case to be handled by an experienced attorney, so make sure you ask who will be handling your case.