A car accident can totally ruin your day, but you don't want to let it ruin your life. If you're injured, hiring a car accident attorney can make sure that you're properly compensated for the damage resulting from the accident. It's important to choose the right car accident attorney.
With a case this important, you don't want to just choose the first lawyer in the yellow pages or the one you've heard the most commercials for on the radio. The best way to find a good auto accident lawyer is to get referrals from other people you know and trust. If any friends or family members have had to use a car accident lawyer in the past, find out who they used and what they thought of their lawyer to get a list of options to check out for yourself. Other options for getting referrals for lawyers include the state bar association and a lawyer referral service. Those who were injured in an accident usually need a plaintiff's lawyer, as lawyers typically specialize in representing either the defendant or the plaintiff in these cases, not both. Thus, someone who caused an accident would need a defendant's lawyer.
Do Your Research
Personally interview potential lawyers to find one with a good record with auto accident cases. You want to feel comfortable with the lawyer, and she should be willing to keep you updated on all of the aspects of the case. Make sure the lawyer will dedicate sufficient time to your case and has the money to finance it so she won't cut any corners. Ask how many years the lawyer has been in practice and what certifications she has. One that belongs to a personal injury lawyers' association, like the American Association for Justice, may be among the better options. Some lawyers aren't willing to devote a lot of time to a case that isn't likely to result in a lot of money, so look for one that seems passionate about getting you the deal you deserve.
A court case for an auto accident can get quite expensive, so it's important to understand how much the case will cost and how you'll need to pay for it. Cases handled on a contingency basis usually require you to give the accident attorney a percentage of any settlement, otherwise you'll need to pay hourly fees and expenses, which can vary greatly depending on how the case goes.Share
11 September 2015
Hi, my name is Sally. I was living a pretty average, uneventful life until I had an accident. At that point, my life become more stressful and painful than I could have ever imagined. Sadly, my accident happened on private property, and it could have been prevented if the owner of the property had kept up with his shoveling. For months, I missed work, suffered through constant pain and become more and more depressed. Finally, a friend referred me to an accident and injury lawyer, and she showed me how to get the compensation that I deserved. I don't want to see anyone else suffer like I did, and because of that, I decided to create this blog. Here, I hope anyone who has been injured can find the information they need to get fully compensated and regain their lives. Enjoy your reading and thanks for stopping by!