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Personal Injury Timeline: The Steps In Hiring Your Personal Injury Lawyer 


In previous articles, we have discussed the importance of getting immediate medical treatment and contacting a lawyer after an accident. What comes next?

A personal injury case in Michigan is often looked at with the highest level of priority. This does not mean, however, that you should expect a quick resolution and disposition of your case. If you have a personal injury case and you want to know how long it will last, let us look at some of the factors that affect the timeline.

Here at Haque Legal, we do not make empty promises, we make results that last. So, what should you expect in terms of the timeline for the fulfillment of your case?

We have already discussed the importance of getting immediate medical treatment. We have looked at why you need to contact a lawyer as soon as you can. Now, let us look at what happens after and what your lawyer would do next.

Hiring Your Personal Injury Lawyer

After shopping around and getting to know the personal injury lawyer in Michigan that you would want to work with, it is now time to look at what your personal injury lawyer would do. When you hire a personal injury lawyer in Michigan, he or she should be able to give you exactly what you have been looking for – attention. 

The attention of your personal injury lawyer is important as it keeps you at peace with the knowledge that you have everything that you would need.

What happens before hiring the personal injury lawyer?

Before you get too excited about having a lawyer, you need to know your rights and the things that you need to do before you start the engagement with the lawyer. The following are some of the things that you need to do when you are hiring a personal injury lawyer:

Initial Consultation

We always say that it is best to have an initial consultation with your lawyer. The initial consultation should be able to help you out in terms of getting a grasp of the ability of the lawyer and how he or she can help out your case.

Signing the Contract

When you are already sure of the lawyer, the engagement begins by being sure of the contract terms and understanding the costs that are associated with the contract. Keep in mind that you need to always protect the costing of your case if you are paying on a per-act basis such as every filing, every court appearance, as well as some of the upfront costs that you have to cover in court. 

Personal injury lawyers in Michigan are also able to provide you with the best kind of experience if you get them on a contingency fee basis. We have written a lot of articles about the contingency fee basis and what you can do to better understand it.

What do I do if I do not agree with some of the contract terms?

If there are some contract terms that you cannot agree with, the best thing that you can do is to talk to the lawyer. Have a chat with them and ask questions about what you do not understand. Never assume anything in the contract if you do not understand it. It is even better if the lawyer can explain every single term and provision that can be found in the contract. 

If there is anything that you do not agree with and you want to be changed, you can do so when you hold a meeting with the lawyer. 

What if I want to pay the lawyer only when I have the settlement money? 

If you have no money that you can use to file the case, the lawyer will surely help you out in terms of you paying only when the case is successful. This is also called the contingency fee arrangement and we have discussed this in previous articles.

Haque Legal Has Your Back

Here at Haque Legal, we always have your back. Make sure that on your first free consultation we tell you everything that you need to know about your case as well as the cost and the expenses that would be associated with the filing of your case.

The consultation is free for the first time because we understand that you need to at least have that guidance coming from a reputable law firm and lawyer to assess your case. If you have a personal injury case and you need a lawyer to handle it you can always contact our law firm and we can talk about your situation and the best way that we can handle it especially in terms of the expenses.

Let Haque Legal Help You With Your Case

If you require a lawyer who can assist you with ensuring that you protect your rights, it is important to know that you also have a team that can help you out with your specific needs. 

Our law firm is dedicated to making sure that those who are innocent will be protected by the law and the full extent of justice will be used.


The article that you have read is based on general applications of the law. It is not legal advice and it is not to be construed as any legal consultation with the firm. No client-attorney relationship is created when you read the articles we have provided.

Let us help you out

If you need a lawyer to help you during your proceedings, call us immediately. If you have any problem with the law or are seeking justice and truth, our numbers are standing by to take your call.

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