How to Find the Right Personal Injury Lawyer
If you have been injured in an accident, you should think about hiring a personal injury lawyer as early as possible. The right personal injury attorney can make a major difference for you and help you to pursue compensation for your losses such as medical costs, lost wages and more. However, finding the right lawyer to handle your case can also be a challenge.
You need to do some research before you hire a lawyer for your case. You may start by asking friends or colleagues for referrals. You can also consult directories like the one provided by the Florida Bar. Of course, you can go online to look for a lawyer, too. You may find many options.
As you research which lawyer to pick for your case, make sure to take a close look at the following:
- Focus. Does the lawyer focus exclusively on personal injury cases, or is the lawyer one who has a more general, “jack-of-all trades” law practice? For instance, some lawyers are criminal defense attorneys who also take personal injury cases. The benefit of working with someone who focuses solely on personal injury law is that the lawyer will know the ins and outs of handling your case and should be up to date on the latest cases and legal trends in that area of the law.
- Experience. Of course, you want a lawyer with a good track record. When you visit a lawyer’s website, look for pages that provide an overview or history of the firm and for a biography about the lawyer. The law firm might also provide information about jury awards or settlements for previous clients, which can help you to know more about the lawyer’s background.
- Attention. You should look for a lawyer who will work closely with you throughout your case and give you full attention instead of merely handing off your case to a paralegal or case manager. A lawyer who pays attention to you will know what is important to you and work hard for you.
- Your Goals. Most personal injury cases settle out of court. Some must go to trial. As the client, you should have say over how far you press your case. Your goals should always serve as your lawyer’s top priority. The lawyer that you hire for your personal injury case should always provide a full explanation of the options available to you and tirelessly pursue the options that you choose.
You should also meet with a lawyer before you hire one. The initial consultation should always be free. In addition to providing an outline of what the firm can do for you, the consultation should give you a good idea of what it would be like to work with the attorney and his or her staff.
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