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Choosing A Top Injury Lawyer

Personal Injury Lawyer

Finding the right lawyer to ensure you get proper representation is extremely important and one of the most important first steps you can take to start the litigation process. The sooner you start the daunting task of finding the proper representation, the sooner you may possibly receive compensation for your injuries and other damages. While it is possible to settle a personal injury case on your own, without knowing the delicate intricacies of the law, you may be doing yourself a disservice. Additionally, as a top-rated personal injury lawyer explains, having an attorney who can solely focus on you and the outcome of your case will allow you to spend your time healing from the injuries you acquired during the accident and help you get back to living your life.

How To Know if You Need a Personal Injury Attorney to Assist You

In most instances, it is in your best interest to hire a personal injury attorney for your claim. Some of the criteria which you should consider when thinking of hiring a lawyer should be:

  • If the party at fault and/or their insurance company is trying to blame you, the victim, for the instances leading up to the incident or for directly causing the incident.
  • If you attempted to handle the case on your own, but you are not getting the outcome you would like, and a settlement cannot be reached.
  • If you were seriously injured during the accident.

Evaluate Your Claim or Issue

Depending on the type of case you have, certain attorneys may or may not practice the specific law needed to properly represent you. To ensure you will receive adequate representation, you may want to ask for referrals from friends or family, google search, or look at directories to find attorneys within your area. 

Not only will you want to confirm that they practice and have experience within the type of case you are filing, but that they are also accessible and licensed to practice law within your state. Additionally, it is a good idea to actively review the attorney’s website to read their biography as well as any online reviews you may find about them and check the state bar association.

The Next Step(s)

If you are satisfied with a list of attorneys you have selected, the next step within the process should be to call their office to ensure your case meets their criteria and ask for a consultation. Make sure to interview multiple lawyers within this process, as compatibility is extremely important within this process. Coming prepared for this consultation is a critical key in the litigation process, so being prepared to both answer and ask questions within this consultation can significantly support you in the long run. Some questions you may want to ask the attorney you are meeting with can include the types of cases they have the most experience with, what kind of experience they have, if they will personally be handling the case, and so on. Before signing any contracts, be sure to ask questions you may have about fees and payment, as this can differ from law firm to law firm.

Thanks to Eglet Adams for their insight on how to find the right personal injury attorney to represent you.