One of the most critical parts of the legal process is finding representation that best meets your legal needs. This search may seem overwhelming at first, especially if you are recovering from a personal injury and/or are busy with other matters related to your accident. Below are some tips to help you get started on finding a personal injury lawyer:
Seek advice from colleagues, family, and friends who have had previous personal injury accidents, and ask for attorney recommendations. Word of mouth is a powerful way to get information quickly and learn about the experiences of people you know and trust.
Schedule a consultation
Look for a personal injury firm or attorney that offers free consultations. A consultation provides you an opportunity to share your story with a legal professional and hear your options. Importantly, consultations allow you to see firsthand how the attorney(s) interact with you, respond to your case, and how they will approach your case should you decide to move forward with them.
Research the law firm and/or attorney you are considering retaining. There are specific things to look for that can help guide you in your search:
Check the law firm’s website and read about their practice areas and academic and professional background(s). Specifically, look for lawyers who have experience in personal injury law and read about the types of cases they have handled. Do the types of cases they handle apply to your situation? For example, if you experienced psychological effects from an accident, does the attorney or firm have experience in this area? Be sure the attorneys you are researching are licensed to practice law in the state of California.
Check reviews by former clients about their experience receiving legal services from the attorney and/or firm you are considering. Check if the attorney or firm provides client testimonials. Client stories can provide you with powerful insight, giving you a strong sense of the kind of advocacy the attorney or firm provided for similar cases.
It is essential to have access to your attorney. One thing to look out for is whether you can easily reach the attorney you are interested in retaining.
If someone else’s negligence has injured you, you are entitled to compensation for your injuries and suffering. A great indicator of whether an attorney can effectively advocate for you in this way is to review their track record. While this cannot give you a guaranteed amount for your case, it is worth checking out as each case is different.
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Do not settle for less than you deserve in an attorney or in the resolution of your personal injury matter. Ali Razavi and his team of experienced personal injury lawyers are here to help you. We have recovered millions of dollars on behalf of injured victims and are standing by to help you as well. Call our office today at (949) 734-0476 or contact us online to schedule your free case evaluation with a lawyer.