When you’ve been injured, finding the right lawyer to represent you in your personal injury lawsuit should become one of your top priorities, second only to getting well. But how do you find that attorney? Here are 10 tips to help you narrow your search.
1. List Your Search Criteria
Make a list of the things that are important to you. For instance, consider the following:
- How do you want the attorney to treat you?
- How do you want him or her to handle your case?
- How much involvement do you want in your case?
2. Ask Your Friends and Family for Referrals
If any of your friends or family members have gone through a personal injury lawsuit, ask them to tell you about their experience. Would they recommend their attorney to you?
3. Do a Google Search
Even with referrals from friends and family, you still should do a quick Google search for personal injury lawyers in your area. Looking at a few attorney sites should give you a better idea of who all is out there and how they go about practicing personal injury law. Make notes – pro and con – as you go.