When you are injured and need a personal injury lawyer to advocate for you, you will likely find a long list of potential attorneys.
You might not know where to start or which one to choose, but if you are picky and strategic with your options, you will be able to find the right one for you.
Here are some factors to look for when choosing an attorney:
Most attorneys offer free initial consultations to review how your injury happened and determine if you have a successful case on your hands. During the initial consultation, you can feel free to ask the attorney questions and make sure that you feel comfortable with him or her. Professionally, attorneys are not allowed to pester you or disclose anything if you decide not to choose them, so you have nothing to lose while contacting an attorney.
The laws of states often vary from state to state. States all have different statutes of limitations and rules for causes of actions, so it is recommended that you hire an attorney that is located in your area so that you can ensure that he or she knows the rules applicable to your location. Furthermore, you will want an attorney that will be able to come see you and the other parties, experts, and witnesses involved with your case.
If a personal injury attorney is located too far away, the chances of meeting up or having an important party to your lawsuit connected with is lowered, so make sure that your attorney will be readily available to you.
The more years of experience a law firm has, the more well-equipped an attorney will be to represent you. Not much can beat actual experience. Additionally, make sure that your attorney specifically has experience in personal injury law, as opposed to different types of law.
You need an attorney that will have the time to fight for your case in addition to the other clients that he or she may currently have. You should look for an attorney that will be available for you to contact whenever you have a question or concern pertaining to your case. Make sure that you can easily contact your attorney with a swift response throughout your case.
A good way to see if an attorney is competent and will bring the results that you require is reading reviews from current and past clients. There are several websites (such as Avvo.com) that clients can go on and review attorneys for free. Simply Google search the attorney’s name and location, and you will likely see client reviews.
Keep in mind that these reviews are not a tell-all, but it may give you a better understanding of who the attorney and law firm is so that you can make a more informed decision.
If you need to sue someone for a personal injury, feel free to contact our experienced attorneys at The O’Brien Law Firm to ask us any questions you may have about how we will be ready and fit to represent you. We offer free consultations and look forward to getting to know you. Contact us at: (716) 907-7777