8 Tips on Choosing The Right Lawyer
Choosing a lawyer to represent you is a very personal decision.
If you were hurt in a slip and fall accident, for example, you will want to choose a personal injury attorney to represent you. It is important to choose an attorney that you not only feel is qualified, but one that you feel comfortable working with.
Your local “Attorney Big Al” offers free consultations to discuss the particulars of your situation. Other personal injury attorneys may do the same. Just remember that no matter who you meet with, the purpose of the consultation is for you to decide whether or not you want to work with this lawyer.
Yes, the lawyer needs to determine whether or not you may have a claim, but that comes secondary to making sure he or she is the right lawyer for you.
The purpose of this short guide is to give you some food for thought when it comes to choosing the right lawyer to represent you.
How long has your potential attorney been practicing law? Does your case require a lawyer with extensive experience? Has this lawyer had experience with cases that are similar to yours?
Lawyers often work on a broad range of legal cases relating to different practice areas. You want to choose a lawyer has plenty of experience in the practice area relating to your case. That experience should be recent, as well.
Fees & Costs
Before choosing to hire a lawyer, you need to understand payment terms. What are his or her fees and costs? When and how are those fees and costs paid?
Who Is Involved?
Is the lawyer conducting your consultation the same as the lawyer that will be handling your case? Will your case largely be handled by paralegals and legal assistants? It is a good idea to understand upfront who exactly you will be working with.
Ask for Advice
Although it sounds bad to say, some attorneys are more interested in getting paid than helping clients to recover funds. There might be more effective and less expensive ways to resolve your situation, so ask for advice. A good lawyer will tell you if there is more than one way to resolve your situation.
How often and by what means will this lawyer communicate updates to you while working on your case? Are those methods consistent with your expectations?
Best Case Scenario
Really, you want to know two things before hiring a lawyer…
- What is the best case scenario?
- What is the probable outcome?
You need to get a sense here of whether your potential lawyer is being upfront with you.
It couldn’t hurt to ask the potential lawyer for references, especially if you have never heard of him or her before.
Each “Attorney Big Al” personal injury lawyer will fight on behalf of victims to get the justice and compensation they deserve. Consultations are always free, and you only pay if we collect money for you.
Ultimately, choosing the right lawyer is a personal decision. But if your case pertains to personal injury – including car accidents, slip and fall incidents, nursing home abuse, or workplace injuries – Call 1-800-HURT-123 and speak with the “Attorney Big Al” in your area.