Hiring a Personal Injury Lawyer
Hiring a personal injury lawyer can be a challenging and stressful experience, especially if you’ve never done it before. If you’ve started your search, you’ve likely seen just how many options are out there in the Dallas-Fort Worth area alone.
But don’t get discouraged!
Today we are going to go over some of our favorite tips for selecting the right personal injury lawyer for your case, including questions to ask and red flags to be aware of. If you have any additional questions that we did not answer, call Rad Law Firm today and schedule a free consultation with one of our experienced personal injury lawyers.
What to Look for in a Personal Injury Lawyer
There are many different options when it comes to hiring a personal injury attorney. That being said, the process doesn’t have to be overwhelming. By taking the time to do your research ahead of time and educate yourself about what to look for – and what to avoid – you will be one step ahead of the rest.
First and foremost, it is important you look for an attorney who specializes in your specific type of personal injury case. Examples of common personal injury cases include:
- Car accidents
- Wrongful death lawsuits
- Premises liability cases
- Workplace accidents
- Construction accidents
- 18-wheeler accidents
The right lawyer for you will have experience handling this type of case and will be able to guide you on the next steps.
Another route to go is by looking for personal recommendations and word of mouth. You will be surprised at how many people you know either have used an attorney before that they like or have a personal connection to a law firm. Once you have a few recommendations, head to Google and do a little research of your own. You should be able to read reviews, look at their history, find out the lawyer’s rating, and see if there are any red flags.
Find an attorney you can trust
When you start to meet with different personal injury lawyers, listen to your gut and make sure you trust the attorney. Ask them questions, spend a little bit of time with them, and make sure they are someone who you feel has your best interests in mind. If you feel uneasy or just aren’t quite sure, move on and talk to some other lawyers.
Questions to Ask Before Hiring a Personal Injury Lawyer
Before you hire an attorney, ask them the following questions:
- Do they have any peer reviews?
- How many of their cases are referrals from other lawyers and clients?
- When do they charge a fee? Only if there is a recovery, or no matter what?
- How long have they been handling personal injury cases?
- What kinds of cases do they specialize in?
- What is their background?
- Are they certified?
A good personal injury lawyer will not only be open to meeting with you and discussing your case but will go above and beyond to ensure you are made a top priority. We know choosing the right personal injury lawyer for you can be difficult, but we hope the above information gives you a good place to start.