Have you recently been in a car accident? There may be a lot of concerns and details on your mind regarding the incident. How much are you going to have to pay to cover your repair or medical bills? Are you going to be compensated for your expenses? Is it possible you could even be held at fault for the accident? All of these can amount to serious financial problems, but you don’t have to face them alone.
You may already know that an attorney can help you navigate the complexities of a car accident and further situations that may occur as a result of one. The right lawyer can help you determine whether you have a case that warrants filing a personal injury claim to get any additional money you may be owed, or whether you may actually be at risk for having such a claim filed against you, putting you in further legal and financial jeopardy.
While the benefits of working with an attorney may be clear, the way to find the right one for you may be less so. How do you know an attorney you decide to retain is going to be able to help you in the way that you need? It can be easier to make this determination by looking for an attorney through the lenses of experience, straightforwardness, and whether they offer a free consultation to give you a sense of what they have to offer.
Experience isn’t everything, and even some less experienced attorneys may be able to help you achieve favorable results in your case. That being said, there’s no doubt that an experienced lawyer has some strong benefits over a less experienced one. They’ll be more familiar with what kind of questions to ask you to develop an understanding of your case, the kind of evidence they need from you, and how to put those facts and details together into an effective narrative.
There are reasons to look for experience beyond just the number of years an attorney has been practicing law, too. Personal injury is a broad category of law, and even the subcategory of car accidents can include a good deal of variation. For example, are you the driver of a commercial vehicle, or did you get into an accident with one? Which state or city are you from? Questions like these need to be taken into account when considering how much of a lawyer’s experience is specifically relevant to your situation.
Additionally, there’s more to finding the right lawyer than just their experience levels. Even an attorney that’s tried many cases may not be the most helpful ally to you if they aren’t able to communicate with you in a straightforward way. That means they need to be keeping you aware, from day one, of your legal options given the facts of your case, the fees they’re charging for their services, what exactly those services include, and more.
Most attorneys offer some form of free consultation to potential clients. This meeting allows them to develop a sense of your case and whether it warrants their services, but it allows you to do the same thing, and to better understand the attorney themselves. Pay attention to how they communicate with you and what they’re able to tell you about the case. If it wouldn’t be worth pursuing a claim, there’s no likely legal danger you’re in, or they aren’t an attorney that would work well with you, this consultation is how you’ll be able to make these determinations.
Get a free consultation with Rodzik Law Group to find out more about how we can help you and whether we’re the right fit for your case. Call now to get started.