Being involved in an accident is a life-altering experience. One of the most important things to do after an accident is to hire a lawyer. Here are some tips on how to choose the right personal injury lawyer:
Ask for recommendations from relatives, family and friends who have had experience with a personal injury lawyer. If someone had a good experience with his or her lawyer, he or she should be willing to refer you to their lawyer.
Once you have a recommendation, do extra research on the lawyer. You can search the local bar association’s website or check the lawyer’s website. You will usually find background information on the lawyer’s areas of practice, experience, past case results and client reviews.
It is advisable to look for an attorney with at least five years of experience in personal injury cases. An experienced lawyer will be able to give your case the attention it deserves. In addition, he or she will know what to expect.
The reputation of a lawyer speaks volumes. It determines whether he or she is trustworthy. You should hire a reputable personal injury lawyer with no record of misconduct.
Make a list of lawyers and schedule interviews with each of them. Prepare a list of questions to ask. The questions may include the following:
- How do you plan on handling my case?
- How long have you been practicing?
- How many successful cases have you had?
- What are the costs associated with my lawsuit?
- Will you work on the case yourself or pass it on to your associate?
In addition, ask for a list of past clients so that you can talk to them and ask about their experience with the lawyer.
If you have been injured in an accident due to someone else’s negligence, our experienced personal injury lawyers can help. We have years of experience handling personal injury cases. Our personal injury lawyers can help you get the maximum compensation for your injuries. Call 203-445-6542 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.