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How to Choose the Best Lawyer for Personal Injuries

There are over 60,000 personal injury law firms in the United States. When you have a personal injury case on your hands, how can you choose the right personal injury attorney to call?

Finding the right lawyer for personal injuries is a challenge. They're all competing for clients, but they're not all going to be right for you.

We're here to help. Read on for a few quick tips that can help you narrow down your options.

Ask Around

It's helpful to go through your personal contacts first when you're looking to hire a lawyer. It's possible that other people in your network have needed personal injury attorneys in the past, and if that's the case, they may be able to point you in the right direction. 

As long as you're comfortable talking about your situation, talk to friends, family members, and trusted coworkers to see if any of them have any helpful input. 

Read Online Reviews

If you don't know anyone who has experience with a local personal injury attorney, it's time to go online. When you search for a "personal injury lawyer near me," you'll see plenty of options.

Each option should have a Google My Business page with reviews. There, you'll see information from happy (or unhappy) previous clients.

You should use online reviews as a tool, but take them with a grain of salt. Remember that there are many reasons that someone may be unhappy with a lawyer that have nothing to do with their overall professionalism, expertise, or quality of work. 

Evaluate Experience and Expertise

Personal injury law is kind of an umbrella term. There are many different types of cases that are all technically personal injury cases, but not all lawyers will have experience with all of them.

Look for lawyers that have experience with the type of case you're bringing to them. While some lawyers are generalists and will cover all personal injury cases, others specialize.

For example, you wouldn't want to hire an accident lawyer for a dog bite case. While they may know the law, they won't have as much experience and they may not be as adept at representing you in the courtroom.

Go to Consultations 

Going to a consultation with a lawyer is not a commitment. If you're between several potential personal injury attorneys, have a consultation with each of them.

Make sure you bring as much information about your case as possible and be prepared to ask questions. Good questions for personal injury lawyers include:

  • What are your rates?
  • Do you work on contingency? 
  • Have you worked on a case like mine before?
  • How much room do you have in your caseload?
  • Do you think my case could be successful?

Let a Lawyer Help You With Personal Injuries

Personal injuries can result in unexpected costs, health issues, and more. Let a good personal injury lawyer help you get the compensation you deserve. Use these tips to find the right attorney today.

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