When you have been injured in an accident, you need someone who understands the legal system to help you navigate through the courts. You may have the insurance company pressuring you to settle when you know that they are only offering a fraction of what your case is worth. You need a personal injury lawyer who can aggressively represent you and protect your rights. With so many personal injury attorneys around, how do you find the right one? Here are a few tips.
Research, Research, Research
The best way to scope out the right personal injury lawyer for you is to do thorough research both into the type of case you have and they attorney’s experience in that area. Many personal injury lawyers practice in many areas of personal injury but have a particular focus on one or two causes of injury. For example, a personal injury lawyer many have lots of experience with car accident cases but minimal experience in dog bite cases.
Online resources such as Avvo and Google Reviews can be a great help when seeing what other people’s experiences have been with a specific attorney. While you should take reviews occasionally with a grain of salt, if you start seeing a pattern of negative feedback, it is good to take note.
Schedule a Consultation
The absolute best way to determine if a personal injury lawyer is a good fit is to schedule a consultation. Call the attorney’s office and schedule a time to meet for a brief meeting to discuss your case. You can ask about their experience and how they would approach your case. After the consultation, if you feel comfortable doing so, you can sign a client agreement to get started.