Hiring a Lawyer
Q: I was recently in a collision where I was hit by a large truck. My car is damaged and I was injured. I don’t know if I need to hire a lawyer. I don’t know any lawyers and the phone book ads are no help because they all say the same thing. How do I know if I need a lawyer and how do I find one that has experience and is good at handling this type of case?
A: You may not need an attorney. Any good Attorney you contact
will take the time to go over your case and tell you if it is something you can and/or should handle on your own.
Unfortunately, most attorney advertising doesn’t give you any useful information at all about how to find the right lawyer for your case. All of the ads contain worthless statements like "we don’t charge a fee unless we get you money," or "we will fight for you" or "we are aggressive" but then you realize that every personal injury lawyer advertising in these ads say that or something else that does nothing to help you decide if that lawyer is right for you. Statements like "We Are in Your Corner" or "We Are the Law Firm That Cares" are completely meaningless in helping you choose the right lawyer. Don’t you believe and expect that your attorney will care for you and will be aggressive and fight for you?
Also, not every lawyer that advertises they handle Personal Injury cases is Board Certified. Don’t you think you should have a specialist in the Personal Injury field handle your case? Or do you want a lawyer that handles any type of case that walks in his or her door to try to handle your injury claim?
How do you find out who in your, local community is the best for your case? There are certain questions to ask that will lead you to the best person for your case no matter what type of claim you have. You need to hire a specialist. You need to hire a Board Certified Personal Injury Trial Lawyer.
If you have any questions or would like one of my free lists on what to look for when choosing a Lawyer and the questions to ask when you contact a Lawyer please feel free to e-mail my office.