Have you or a family member been in a car accident? If so, you may want to hire an attorney to protect your interests or seek compensation for your injuries. Choosing an attorney can be overwhelming, especially when you have never had to do so before. To help with the process, let us review three tips to help make sure you choose the right attorney for you.
1. Ask for referrals. Rather than jumping on the internet to search for “accident attorneys near me,” consider first asking friends and family members for recommendations. You could also ask other professionals who practice in your community for their recommendations as well. Your accountant or financial advisor might be able to recommend a reputable attorney, or you may get a great recommendation from an attorney who practices a different type of law with whom you have previously worked.
2. Pick someone with experience near you. You may want to make sure the attorney you choose regularly practices in your jurisdiction. An out-of-town attorney may not understand all of the intricacies of the local procedures and someone who regularly practices in your area may have the added advantage of having a good reputation with the local attorneys and judges.
3. Interview before retaining. Consider meeting with the attorney before retaining him or her. It can be important not only to understand how the attorney’s fees will be paid, but it can be equally important that you get along with the attorney, agree with his or her approach and style, and trust his or her judgment.
Our experienced team of local attorneys is here to answer your questions. We know local experience matters! For more information, please reach out to our office. You may call, chat, or contact us at any time. Put our team to work for you!