How To Choose A Personal Injury Lawyer
Posted On behalf of Pfeifer Morgan & Stesiak on Sep 25, 2013 in Advice
If you get into an accident or get injured, you know that you should retain counsel to make sure you receive the care and compensation you deserve. But, how do you decide who to pick to represent you and your interests? Luckily, there are several ways to find the best legal representative for your needs.
Friends and Acquaintances:
Talking with your friends and coworkers who have needed legal representation before is a good way to build a list of lawyers to call. Just make sure that you do not make your choice solely based on what someone tells you about a lawyer, contact the lawyer and find out if they will be a good fit for your needs.
There are many websites out there that list lawyers. These sites give you information including where they received their education, their experience, their area of expertise, and the lawyer’s philosophy about their practice.
If you know some lawyers, but they do not practice personal injury law, they could be a good resource for getting recommendations about which personal injury lawyers to get in touch with.
When making the decision about who will represent you, there are a number of things that you should take into consideration:
- How long has the lawyer been practicing?
- Does the lawyer primarily represent plaintiffs or defendants?
- Will the lawyer you speak with handle your case, or will they pass it along to another lawyer in the practice?
- Let your lawyer know if you want to obtain a settlement with the fewest problems possible, obtain a higher amount than is being offered, or obtain the highest amount possible no matter how long it takes.