5 Questions to Ask at Your Car Accident ConsultationCar Accident Consultation

Your auto accident case starts with an initial car accident consultation. This is your first meeting with the legal team that will be fighting for your benefits against the auto insurance company. So how do you make the most of that consultation? Here are 5 questions you should ask any lawyer.

1. Have You Done This Before?

One of the first questions you need to know is how much experience your attorney has with your kind of case. Particularly if you have a traumatic brain injury or other complicated legal issue, you need to know the lawyer has done this before. If the lawyer doesn’t want to talk about his or her experience, you may want to look further to find someone who knows what it will take to get your relief.

2. Will We Have to Go To Court?

Trial is always a last resort. Sometimes, a timely insurance claim and aggressive negotiation can be enough to get you the benefits you require without ever going to court. If your lawyer isn’t willing to discuss non-litigation options at the initial consultation, you may want to look for an attorney that will use all the options available to resolve your claim quickly.

3. How Long Will the Case Take?

Many clients expect their auto accident case to resolve quickly. Unfortunately, auto insurance adjusters and court schedules can often cause delays. Make sure you talk to your attorney about the timing of your case right from day one. If your financial situation puts your case on a tight time frame, your lawyer needs to know that right away.

4. What Will You Need Me to Do?

Legal representation is more of a partnership than many people realize. Cases sometimes are won or lost on the client’s ability to provide information and attend examinations and hearings. Make sure you know going in what will be expected of you, so you can be an active partner in your auto accident lawsuit.

5. How Will My Attorney Fees Be Paid?

An auto accident lawsuit shouldn’t cost you an arm and a leg. At Christensen Law, all no-fault cases are handled on a contingency fee. That means you don’t pay anything until there is an award in your case. Then attorney fees, costs, and expert witness fees are paid out of those winnings. If your lawyer is asking for fees up-front, you may want to consider a lawyer who uses a contingency fee arrangement instead.

The Christensen Law team wants to make sure you get the most out of your free initial consultation. Don’t let our questions overwhelm you. Come prepared with these five questions, and any of your own, so that you know what you are getting into before the claim is filed. Contact Christensen Law today to schedule your consultation and get the team started working for you.


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I suffered Traumatic Brain Injury when struck by a vehicle while walking. My recovery was a long uphill battle; I had little energy to expend on daily routines and even LESS on caring for my home and life. I wondered how I could continue into the future with the difficulties I faced.

I handed the baton off to David and Sarah of Christensen Law. They resolved the unique challenges of my case while buffering me from the opposing side’s onslaught. The case concluded successfully and to my satisfaction with minimal effort on my part.

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V. Watkins

I never knew attorneys could be so accessible and kind. They fought for me all the way to the end. They had to take my case to trial and they won me a great settlement. Now I have a secure future.


HH, Davison

I was treated very nicely and professionally with a lot of consideration and compassion for my disabilities suffered in a horrible car accident. Mr. Christensen and Sarah Stempky made sure I understood what was happening with my case and that everything was pulled together.

LG, Stockbridge

As an accident victim I had to have my leg amputated and I was in bad shape overall. David Christensen was a light in that experience. I ended up with an entire home modification to accommodate my disabilities. It was a very stubborn insurance company but David wouldn’t take no for an answer.

CB, Milford

If I had questions or worries Dave would address them with me because he knows what he is doing. I think the world of him. I felt he went above and beyond to turn a really bad situation around. I have hope now where before I felt powerless and miniscule and that these big insurance companies were just going to railroad me.

DT, Jackson

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