You could always check with the American Bar Association, but asking a friend of their recommendations is always a plus. However, if you do ask a friend make sure you get specific details on why they are recommending a certain lawyer.
1) What was the type of claim (will this lawyer work for your need)?
2) What was the outcome (was it out of court or not, was the settlement satisfactory)?
3) What is the lawyer’s percentage and arrangement for costs (do they come out of settlement or paid upfront)?
4) Was there a workable relationship between lawyer and client (listening, working for your need, returning calls, communication, etc.)?
5) Are you related or friends with this recommended lawyer? Continue reading Top 10 Tips to Choosing a Personal Injury Lawyer
1. No lawyer will ever know your case better than you do
2. Only you can know the extent of loss and suffering
3. No one is going to fight harder for your case than you
4. You can give your case top priority regardless of how big or small it may be
5. You won’t have to worry about working with an incompetent or dishonest person
6. You know that your best interest will be top concern
7. The middleman is cut out and you won’t have to wait on back and forth communication
8. Delay tactics of lawyers are no longer
9. You won’t have to worry about being stuck in a non-working relationship
10. You don’t have to pay any attorney fees!!!!!
In trying to figure out if you have a winnable personal injury case ask the following questions:
1. Where you in an accident that is undeniably not your fault?
2. Where you hurt as a result of an accident?
3. Do you have proof that you were hurt after the accident?
4. Where you perfectly healthy before the said accident?
If you answered “yes” to all four questions, then you have a winnable case. Consider your case as one which not only will obtain you an out-of-court settlement, but will also be one that can be won in court either by a judge or a jury of your peers. It all comes down to how much your case is worth including how much pain and suffering have you experienced, any loss of wages, and incurred medical bills. However, be advised that you are only allowed to claim the above if they have been submitted to the court prior to your day in court.