Finding the right personal injury attorney can make the difference between a failed and successful personal injury lawsuit. It’s important to make sure you hire the right one, but how?
Here are three quick tips to help you find the best attorney for your needs.
Ask around for a referral
If you have family members or friends that have had dealings with personal injury attorneys in the past, ask them for a referral. Even if they had a bad experience, it can give you some names to avoid as you search for a good match. You can also check online reviews for recommendations from other clients.
Do your research
State law websites can provide helpful information on various personal injury attorneys in your area. These sites can let you know if he or she is authorized to practice law, if any disciplinary action has been taken, or if they are in good standing. You can also learn where the attorney studied law and more information about his or her legal experience.
You’ll find plenty of websites that allow attorneys to list information on their law firms. Examples include FindLaw, Avvo and Halt. We have our own directory at Enjuris. While these can be a great way to start shortlisting lawyers near you, make sure you also do some checking to confirm their good standing via the state bar association.
Check for the appropriate specializations
Make sure that the lawyer you’re considering specializes in the kind of case you plan on filing. For example, if you were injured by a defective product, make sure that your attorney understands defective product cases and has a good track record in representing victims.
For more helpful hints on finding the best personal attorney to take on your case, check out our article on the subject.