3 Questions To Ask A CT Car Accident Attorney

3 Questions To Ask A CT Car Accident Attorney
3 Questions To Ask A CT Car Accident Attorney

3 Questions To Ask A CT Car Accident Attorney

I’m going to cut to the signal. Here are 3 questions to ask a CT car accident attorney before you hire.

A lot of the information on the internet is noise. Legal websites are written by marketers or even robots. With all that’s out there you’d think it would be easier to hire the right attorney for your case. I’m not sure it is. In many ways the legal marketplace seems less efficient than it did prior to the digital revolution.

I’ve been there. There’s the constant pain. The insurance companies keep calling. The forms sent to me. They have paid me less than my car was worth. I had done nothing wrong and I just wanted it all to go away. And if you’re in the same place, I’d like to help you.

1. Do You Have Legal Malpractice Insurance

Ask this question.

I have done 100s if not 1000s of potential client interviews. I have never been asked about my insurance.

Connecticut lawyers are not required to insurance.  Attorneys are not required to disclose that they don’t carry legal malpractice insurance.

Lawyers can commit legal malpractice in a variety of ways. The most common way is failing to file suit within the statute of limitations period or failing to give proper notice.  Lawyers can also commit malpractice by wrongfully settling your case. Make no mistake about it, legal malpractice insurance protects clients. I have written an entire post about asking this question. Read it. It’s that important. 

2. Do You Do CT Car Accident Focus Groups?

We don’t guess. I ask.  Doing low cost focus groups on my injury cases has a high impact. Not every case needs a focus group. Focus groups are where we ask potential jurors about issues. They help inform us about the strengths and weaknesses in a case. We have invested a lot of time and resource into our focus group practice.

The focus groups we do don’t result in thousands of dollars being added to the expense ledger in your case. We do them for several hundred dollars.

Ask your injury lawyer about focus groups. Do they do them? What is the cost?

3. Do You Focus Your Practice on Personal Injury?

Practicing law is hard. It is hard to be good at more than a few areas of law. Law changes quickly.  Lawyers who concentrate on an area of law understand the rapidly changing playing fields in those areas.

These are just some of the questions that I would ask an attorney if I were hiring. I would of course do other diligence on the lawyer but I’d ask at least these questions. The answers would help me make a more informed decision.

You can read more about Connecticut Car Accident law by clicking here.

If you have been in a CT Car accident, I am happy to answer your questions. Contact Attorney Ryan McKeen at 860 471 8333 or fill out the form below.

Ryan McKeen is a trial attorney at Connecticut Trial Firm, LLC in Glastonbury, Connecticut. In 2016, he was honored by the CT Personal Injury Hall of Fame for securing one of the highest settlements in the state. He is a New Leader in the Law. ABA 100. Avvo 10. 40 under 40 for Hartford Business Journal. He has been quoted in Time Magazine, the New York Times, Hartford Courant, Wall Street Journal Law Blog and the Hartford Business Journal. He focuses his practice on Connecticut Personal Injury law. He loves what he does. Contact him ryan@cttrialfirm.com or 860 471 8333