The time has come to hire a car accident lawyer. It’s likely you received brochures, letters or emails from area lawyers. Perhaps you even consulted with a couple of attorneys. However, making a decision on who to hire after a serious car accident can be difficult. Here are the top things you need to consider when choosing a car accident lawyer.
Be sure your lawyer has sufficient experience with personal injury claims, specifically motor vehicle accidents. You certainly don’t want to be in the first several dozen clients that a lawyer has worked with. Your life is dramatically different after the accident. So, it’s critical to choose an attorney who represents injured victims and their families regularly. It’s also important for your attorney to communicate the damages you suffered clearly to insurance companies, juries, and judges.
A High Degree of Car Accident Expertise
Ask your attorney about their expertise level regarding auto accidents. It’s important to work with a lawyer with a high degree of car accident case knowledge. While there are many attorneys who practice in multiple areas, it’s almost like asking a general surgeon to perform neurosurgery. They have a general idea of the body and how it works, but neurosurgery requires specialized expertise. Car accident claims are considered in a similar way — if you were in a car accident, you want a car accident lawyer to help you with your case, not a bankruptcy and family lawyer who also practices personal injury.
A Proven Track Record of Success
A car accident attorney should be able to show you their track record of successful claims. Ask your attorney how many cases they worked on in the last year. Also ask how many were settled and how many were litigated. Ask how many cases the attorney considers to be a “success” and why. Not all successes are “wins” in a courtroom — the definition of success can vary case to case.
At Appalachian Injury Law, we’re committed to the success of our client’s cases. We know how difficult life can be after a car accident. We want to help you secure the full and fair compensation you deserve. Call us today for a consultation to discuss your needs at (706) 515-1995.