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How do you choose the right personal injury attorney?

by | May 21, 2020 | Personal Injury

Your accident was just days ago, and you’ve barely had time to think == let alone recover from your injuries. However, you’re already drowning in paperwork from the insurance company and fielding phone calls from adjusters and others. It’s overwhelming.

Do you need an attorney? If someone else was liable for your accident (or you suspect that they might be), you probably do. After all, a significant injury can alter the entire trajectory of your life and haunt you well into the future. An experienced personal injury attorney can evaluate your claim, investigate anything that is unclear, help you cut through the red tape and negotiate a fair settlement.

So how do you choose the right attorney for the job? Here are some tips:

  • Consider your options carefully. Don’t pick an attorney because their firm is the first one you see in the Google search results. Ask around for recommendations from your friends, family and colleagues.
  • Interview your prospective attorney. What’s your take on the attorney’s personality? Are they caring and compassionate? Do they seem sympathetic and focused on your needs? Do you get the impression that they will advocate for you as aggressively as possible, or does it seem like they’re willing to settle with the insurance company quickly for whatever they can get)?
  • Ask detailed questions. You need to know an attorney’s experience with your type of claim, their credentials and their fee structure. You should also find out if you’ll be working directly with the attorney or whether your case will be handled mostly by a paralegal or junior associate.

Our office is unafraid to take a personal injury claim to trial, so we only settle when it’s in a client’s best interests to do so. We also believe that every case we handle deserves our personal attention. Find out more about our services and how we can assist you.