Car accidents can be devastating affairs, especially if one of the parties involved is attempting to dodge responsibility for the accident. To get yourself through things unscathed and ensure the emotional and physical trauma you’ve experienced does not go unpunished, you’ll need an experienced attorney. Unfortunately, it can sometimes be difficult to tell if you’re making the right choice.
That’s where we come in. Today, we’re going to discuss the five major categories you should consider when selecting a lawyer to handle your accident claim. Choose one that meets each qualification, and you’ll be well on your way to seeing your case solved.
1. They’re specialized in accident claims
You aren’t generally going to hire a divorce lawyer to handle an accident claim, nor is it a good idea to hire a lawyer who specializes in slips and falls to handle a trucking accident. Fortunately, this one’s pretty easy to figure out. Most lawyers will be fairly honest about what they specialize in.
2. They employ skilled, professional, and courteous staff
One of the best ways to determine whether or not an attorney is worth your time is to look at the people they employ in their office. Do they seem trustworthy and approachable, or suspicious and hostile? I’d advise trusting your gut here – if someone gives you a bad feeling, walk away.
3. They offer free consultations
The lawyers you really want to work with are interested in helping you win your case – not taking your money. They’ll offer consults about the case, advising you on matters like compensation amount, fees amount, and time of period. More importantly, they’ll help you navigate your way through the legal complexities of your case, and advise you as to whether or not you’ll be a good fit.
4. They’re experienced
Even if a lawyer says they’re specialized in your particular kind of accident, they may not have experience dealing with court cases in that area. Ask them about what cases they’ve covered that are similar to yours. Though they might not be able to go into details, they should at least be willing to share some information.
5. They’ve got positive reviews online
Last but certainly not least – and this is something you should do with any business – take a look at what people are saying about a law office online before you sign on with them. A good lawyer will generally have a large volume of positive reviews. A bad one, on the other hand, will have a lot of negative ones – or nothing but positives.
Bormaster Is The Way To Go
If you’ve been injured in an accident, Bormaster Law has you covered. We have a long history of dealing with accident claim cases, especially those involving trucking firms. Contact us today for a free consultation, and we’ll make sure that the people responsible for injuring you or your loved one pay what’s due.