There are many attorneys practicing personal injury law, and it can feel overwhelming to find the right one to help with your case. However, spending quality time researching and asking the right questions can help you choose an effective lawyer.
Important Factors When Choosing Your Attorney
There are many types of personal injuries, including dog bites, car crashes, work accidents, and slip-and-falls, and it’s important to choose a lawyer whose skill set is specific to your type of case. You can do this by assessing:
The attorney’s website.
Not only will you find an attorney’s case results on his website, but a good attorney will also have updated content, client reviews and testimonials, and a description of his approach to practicing law.
The attorney’s experience.
Again, it’s important you find an attorney who has experience handling numerous cases like yours. If you were a victim of a dog bite, for example, you should limit your search to lawyers who have experience in that practice area—which could save you time and grief later.
The rapport you have with the attorney.
When you’ve narrowed your choices, you should meet with your top picks. How you interact with an attorney, how he answers your questions, and your initial feelings toward him may be important. You should have a good working relationship with your choice, but you must also feel that your attorney empathizes with your situation and will commit personally to your case’s success.
Some attorneys charge hourly. However, many attorneys charge by contingency fee—which means you pay them a percentage of your award after your case is won, and you don’t pay attorney fees at all if your attorney does not win the case. You can be sure that if your attorney charges a contingency fee and takes your case, he feels confident that he can win.
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