I live in D’Iberville and work in Biloxi, MS. I was recently on my way home from work when I was hit by a car that ran a red light. I was injured, and I am looking into hiring a lawyer to help me. How should I decide which is the best auto accident lawyer to help me?
Hiring a lawyer can be a daunting task, especially for a person who has never dealt with an attorney before.
When hiring an attorney there are a number of factors that should be taken into consideration.
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The first factor to consider should be experience.
Not just the number of years they have been practicing or their experience as a lawyer, but pay special attention to their experience handling cases just like, or similar to your own. When choosing a lawyer for a car wreck claim you want a lawyer with experience handling auto accidents.
An attorney who has handled a number of wrecks will truly understand the way to handle a claim, be able to give you sound advice as to the handling of your vehicle, and make sure you receive everything you are entitled to in regards to your injuries.
The second factor to consider is client satisfaction.
Lawyers provide a service to their clients, when you are looking for an attorney you want to make sure previous client’s received quality service from that attorney.
As the old saying goes, “past behavior is the best indication of future behavior”. If previous client’s feel that they were provided with good service then you have a good indication of the type of service you will receive.
Lastly when you have narrowed down your choices ask each potential lawyer if you can review their contract.
Signing a contract with an attorney is a challenge in and of itself. Attorneys are very knowledgeable about the law and draft contracts in accordance with their specific needs.
As a consumer, that is going to be bound by this contract, you want to make sure you read it carefully and that you understand all the terms within it.
Ask each attorney you have talked with to review the terms of their contract with you and compare these terms to decide which one is giving you the most value for their efforts.