How to Choose a Car Accident Lawyer
Finding the Right Car Accident Lawyer for You
Looking for a good car accident lawyer is like trying to find a needle in a haystack. There are a ton of lawyers out there and they all seem to offer the same “high quality legal services” and parrot the same reassuring promises of “exceptional case results” – when in reality, the majority of them don’t have the skills, resources, or even principles to follow through on their words. But how can you tell the difference between the false package and the real deal? To put it simply, you have to know what to look for.
So what qualities should you look for in a car accident lawyer? Well, it’s always educational to know what NOT to do, in any situation, so let’s go over that first.
The Wrong Way
When you choose a dentist, a doctor, a car mechanic, or even a place to go eat at, what do you usually do? Chances are you either get a referral from a trusted friend or family member, or perform extensive research – read reviews, watch video testimonials, draw comparisons with the competition, and so on. Then isn’t it logical that you would do the same when choosing a lawyer?
However, you’d be surprised at how many people pick their lawyers based on television ads alone. Nothing is wrong with TV advertising in itself, but the fact is that ANY law firm can buy an ad spot as long as they have the money – in other words, being on TV, while outwardly impressive, has nothing to do with a lawyer’s abilities or, just as importantly, their desire to help you.
But the question remains …
What Makes a Good Car Accident Lawyer?
A Good Car Accident Lawyer Specializes
Would you hire a car mechanic to design your home? Would you hire an interior decorator to fix up your car? Clearly, the answer to both of these questions is no. So why would you hire a divorce lawyer or a criminal law attorney to represent your car accident case? A lawyer who specializes in car accidents and knows the ins and outs of handling these types of cases will get you the best results, while a jack-of-all-trades-type lawyer who spreads themselves too thin amongst too many different practice areas will only get you middling or just plain bad results.
A Good Car Accident Lawyer Has Plenty of Resources
Car accident cases can get expensive to prosecute, especially when complex legal procedures are involved. Your lawyer should have the resources to cover all legal fees, hire investigators and experts, and carry out your case from start to finish without any financial impediments. Hiring a lawyer who lacks resources may result in your claim being compromised. Their financial challenges are not yours.
A Good Car Accident Lawyer Provides Personal Attention
It’s been observed that an okay attorney-client relationship nets okay results while a great attorney-client relationship nets great results. Therefore, make sure the lawyer you choose has a reputation for maintaining close communication with their clients; this means access to their phone and e-mail, and regular case updates. Also, get a lawyer who caters their legal advice and strategies to each client’s unique needs, not a claims “mill” that processes cases with cookie cutter approaches.
#1 Car Accident Lawyers in California
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