Choosing a personal injury lawyer that is right for you
You should research the lawyers reputation and experience in personal injury law. One of the best ways to find out this information is to ask a lawyer. Lawyers generally know who is a good personal injury lawyer in their own community.
Check the lawyers information online, or ask the opinion of the person who referred you. There are restrictions on advertising personal injury services on the internet, so often client testimonials are unavailable.
You should make sure your lawyer is a specialist. Personal injury law is a specialised field. You need a lawyer who is up to speed on the latest changes to personal injury laws, regardless if you’ve been injured at work or in a car accident.
Meet the lawyer face to face. Make sure you are comfortable with them. Most lawyers who work in personal injury law will offer a free initial consultation, so it won’t cost you anything to find out if you like them.
Most importantly, see a lawyer as soon as possible after you’ve been injured. Strict time limits apply to personal injury claims and missing one could prove fatal to the claim.