Hiring your personal injury lawyer is the second thing you must do after an accident, the first thing is to get medical attention. Any accident, car accidents in particular can extremely stress to both the victim and his family. The accident will cause great pain and suffering both physically and emotionally, it also is the direct cause of unplanned expenses and damage to your car. If the accident was caused by another individual’s negligence then you have every chance of winning an appropriate settlement in court which will be considered compensation for your misery. If this is the case and you feel that you should be compensated then hiring your personal injury lawyer is of paramount importance.
How do you find the right personal injury lawyer?
It is crucial that you find the best lawyer to represent you claim for compensation, he needs to be well qualified and experienced in tort law and be very comfortable with the law as it applies to vehicle accidents. Many people start their search by calling the local bar association, all lawyers are members of the bar and are registered. Their specific specialties are listed and the association will be happy to provide you with a list of their members. You can also ask friends and family if they have any experiences and if so, who did they hire and what was the outcome? Many law firms have web sites which give a great deal of information on the firm, the practicing lawyers, and their specialties and perhaps client testimonials. Using all of these methods will help you come up with a short list of firms that appear to be best suited for your circumstance. Prior to making your decision you will want to meet the firm’s representatives and personally interview them. This perhaps is the most critical moment because not only do you want the best law firm available, you want a lawyer that you will be comfortable working with while your case is being progressed.
Once you have narrowed the list and talked to the lawyers and made your choice it is time to draw up the plea and enter the action in court. The timing is critical when pursuing personal injury compensation so don’t take forever to make your choice of representative. No doubt you discussed the fees and found that taking the case on a contingency basis is normal practice. This allows the case to progress at no out of pocket on your part as the lawyers fee is settled upon completion of the case and the awarding of compensation. If your case does not prosper, you owe the lawyer nothing.