You've been in an accident. You're hurt, the medical bills are only going to increase and you need an attorney. But which one, and where do you begin to look? To help make your decision easier in such an overwhelming time, we've outlined the three most important attributes to look for when choosing the best personal injury attorney.
Research case results and client testimonials
Car accident lawyers strive to stand out from the pack, relying on impressive case results and client testimonials. Have they settled or won verdicts for cases that are like yours? Are they responsive to client testimonial feedback? If the answer to these questions is “yes,” then you can feel pretty good that they will know how to proceed with your claim effectively and efficiently. A good attorney will make it their responsibility to give you the best result they possibly can.
Take advantage of free consultations
The free initial consultation offered by an attorney is beneficial for both you and them. For the attorney, they get to learn more about the details of your accident, injuries and any other relevant information they need to evaluate your claim. For you, you get a better sense of how qualified they are, what their legal assessment is, and if you and they are a good fit.
Not getting a good feeling or just not happy with their legal evaluation? That's ok. You don't have to hire them just because you've met with them. And don't worry about “wasting their time.” Attorneys want to be sure they take on cases they can win.
Go with your gut
Communication is essential when working with a lawyer after a car accident. Every claim is unique and personal, and you'll want to feel comfortable that both of you are on the same page. If they can give you a realistic set of outcomes and expectations, it's a good sign they will value you as a client, not additional revenue.
There are many moving parts that are set in motion when an attorney accepts a car accident case. Case managers, medical records staff and investigators work in tandem with the attorney to secure important documents like police reports, medical records and witness statements.
The Florida personal injury and wrongful death attorneys at the Law Offices of SKG have represented and successfully settled thousands of accident cases. We pride ourselves on complete client satisfaction and prompt communication, so you always know where your case stands. Contact us for a free, no-risk consultation to learn how we can help you get the compensation you deserve for your injuries.