Questions To Ask Before Hiring a Law Firm


Accidents can result in physical injury, disability, or even death. Due to the life changing nature of an accident, it is important to exercise due diligence in selecting an attorney and law firm to represent you. 

The following is a list of general questions that may be helpful in selecting a law firm that will be a good fit for you: 

  • What are your areas of specialization?
  • Have you handled cases like mine before? If so, what was the outcome?
  • Will you be the only attorney who works on the case?
  • Do you keep current on changes in local laws?
  • How long will it take for my case to be resolved?
  • How will your legal fees be paid? 
  • Will you take my case on a contingency fee basis?
  • What must I do for my case?
  • What is the process to obtain compensation for my injuries?
  • How will you keep me informed about the progress of my case?
  • If I contact the law office with questions, how long will you take to return my call?
  • If you are unavailable, whom can I speak to about my case?
  • What say do I have with regard to settlement versus going to court?
  • If I am not happy with a settlement offer, will you go to court for me?
  • Have you ever been disciplined by an ethics committee, or been suspended from the practice of law? If so, why?
  • What are my chances of a favorable outcome?

Questions that may be more specific to your case include:

  • Who will pay for my medical bills? Lost income? Property damage? Pain and suffering?
  • Will you help me to ensure that my medical bills are paid?
  • Will you help me to complete forms and documents?
  • Who will I be making a claim against?
  • What types of insurance will be involved?


If you are researching accident law firms on Maui, it may help to see what some of our past clients have had to say about their experience with our firm:

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