Hiring an attorney to represent you is a BIG deal. You are putting aspects of your life in their hands, including your future financial stability, which can affect various factors in one’s life.
If you have been injured in any type of accident and you are seeking an attorney to represent you, we have put together a list of what you need to know about your lawyer. You will want to use this as your checklist as you go through the decision process, ensuring that you are choosing the attorney that will not only help you receive a favorable settlement but one that will act with your best interest in mind.
- Practice Area Expertise
While all lawyers have to pass a certain exam to get their license, after that point, they will forge their way in different areas of the law, referred to as practice areas. When a lawyer specializes in a certain practice area, they learn the ins and outs of that area of the law. This means that they will know each and every way to maximize your claim.
You are going to want to make sure that the attorney you hire is very experienced in the practice area of your case. If you were in a car accident, make sure the lawyer has handled countless cases just like yours. If you were injured at work, your lawyer should be well-versed in work injuries and compensation so they can make sure they end up giving you the most favorable settlement possible.
- Personality is Important
While experience and knowledge are imperative, so is a personality. You are going to spend a lot of time with your lawyer throughout your case and they will end up learning a lot about you. It is beneficial to your case if you get along with your lawyer.
Meet with the attorney in person can help you to decide if their personality will work well with yours. If you are unable to meet with them in person before hiring, having an extended phone conversation with them can also help you.
- Ask about the Office Procedures
When you hire an attorney, the odds are that you expect to be in contact with them directly. For some offices, this is not the case.
Before you decide to hire an attorney, ask about their communication process. Will you be in direct contact with your lawyer, or will you have to speak to their staff instead? Will you have their personal cell phone number or only their office number during business hours? These are important things than can extremely affect how your case goes.
At our office, all clients are given the cell phone number of their attorney. We understand that questions, concerns, and case progress do not only occur during business hours. We make sure that our clients know that they are important to us and can reach us at any time.
Hiring an Attorney
If you are currently in the process of hiring an attorney, please go through the above checklist.
If you would like to speak to one of the lawyers at our office. You can go through this checklist with them, come into the office to meet with the lawyer and our staff, and ask all of the questions that you have before you hire us. We assure you that one phone call or visit to our office will show you that our lawyers are trustworthy, hardworking, and will do everything in their power to make sure you receive the settlement that you deserve. Call today to start the legal process with an experienced and knowledgeable attorney.