How to choose a good personal injury attorney? That is the question that most people who have suffered personal injuries usually ask. The truth is that choosing a personal injury lawyer can be challenging. After all, there are hundreds of Personal Injury Attorneys out there and deciding which one to hire can actually be overwhelming. In this article, I will share with you some tips that I have personally used to help me in my decision-making process.
The first thing that you need to do when looking for a lawyer is to thoroughly check his credentials. You need to make sure that he has met all the requirements required by the state that he practices in. For instance, you need to ensure that the lawyer has passed the bar examination as well as other relevant tests. It is also essential that he has the necessary experience in handling cases like yours. You may want to ask some of your friends and relatives if they have any recommendation regarding a good personal injury lawyer.
Once you have decided on a particular lawyer, you can now start looking at their track record and all the details that pertain to their practice. It is very important that you check the track record of a law firm before you choose them. For instance, if you see that they are continuously winning most of the cases that they have taken, it means that they are the right choice for you.
Once you are done looking at all the details, you can then start checking the cost that you will have to pay a personal injury lawyer. Naturally, you need to look for lawyers who don’t charge too much. Most lawyers will give their clients a fixed fee for legal services. This means that they will take care of all the legal issues that your case comes up with and will be able to get a certain percentage of the compensation that you will receive. You should also make it a point to get a detailed bill so that you will be able to know exactly what kind of payment schedule you will be given.
You also need to look for a lawyer who is flexible and who will offer you the best discount for the case that you are going to handle. There are plenty of lawyers who will be willing to offer their clients lower prices if they know that the client will be using them regularly. The same goes for payment, the more familiar a lawyer is with your case, the more he/she will be able to bargain with the court in order to get you the best deal possible. If you don’t want to pay for the initial consultation, then you can always request the lawyer to apply a discounted rate for your case. This doesn’t always mean that the lawyer will be able to reduce the fee, but you will still be able to get a great discount that way.
After you have found the perfect personal injury law firm, you can then interview the lawyer one-on-one. Get everything about the case that you feel is important and that you want to be represented on. Ask the lawyer about his/her experience and about the personal injury cases that he/she has handled in the past. It’s very important that you trust the attorney that you’re working with, because if you do you will be able to get the best results in the end.
Cain & Herren, ALC
2141 W Vineyard St, Wailuku,
HI 96793, United States