How To Find The Best Lawyer to Call for an Accident? 5 Tips in The Process
1. Choose a Lawyer Who Does Personal Injury Law Exclusively.
When determining the best lawyer to call for an accident, the first task becomes finding the lawyer that gets you to the outcome you deserve. Therefore, choose a lawyer who does personal injury law exclusively. By choosing a lawyer who does personal injury law exclusively, the lawyer will be very comfortable in various tasks associated with the case such as: the process of obtaining police and accident reports, knowing the steps to take dealing with different insurance companies, and retrieving medical records and medical bills from various hospitals and providers.
Additionally, this lawyer will be able to give a realistic outcome of the situation you are in. Having done this process exclusively, the lawyer has seen very similar cases and becomes familiar with outcomes. The personal injury lawyer will be familiar with insurance company legal representatives, various judges in the area, and arbitrators around the area.
2. Select a Personal Injury Lawyer Who Has a History of Taking Cases to Trial if Necessary.
When determining the best lawyer to call for an accident, it is necessary to make sure the lawyer or law firm that you hire has a history of taking cases to trial if necessary. The majority of accidents cases are settled prior to trial but if not, you need a lawyer who is comfortable and successful at taking cases to trial. The lawyer will be comfortable with the process and familiar with different judges around the state.
Additionally, you want a lawyer who has the clients’ best interest in mind. You do not want your lawyer advising you to take a settlement because the lawyer is uncomfortable with the process or uncomfortable in a courtroom. The lawyer should weigh each option and relay if they believe the best option is going through settlement or going through trial because ultimately, it is your decision.
3. Select a Person Injury Lawyer Who Has a Proven History of High Verdicts and Settlements.
When determining the best lawyer to call for an accident, look to choose a personal injury lawyer who has a proven history of high verdicts in trial and history of large settlements in accident cases. After being in an accident, a lot is thrown at you at once and you need the peace of mind knowing that your lawyer has the best interest in mind for you. While bills continue to pile up, you need a lawyer who is working to make sure that you get what you deserve after an accident. Search and select a lawyer who is continually reaching high verdicts and settlements for their clients. This lawyer will know how to negotiate to reach the highest settlement so their client is satisfied with the result and if not, like stated in #2, the lawyer will have the time, resources, and ability to achieve a high verdict at trial.
4. Find a Personal Injury Lawyer Who’s Active in Various State and National Lawyer Groups.
When determining the best lawyer to call for an accident, look to select a lawyer who is active in various State and National lawyer groups. Having a lawyer who is connected to the community and has a connection with various lawyers around the country gives you the strong possibility that your lawyer is connected to a lawyer or judge that will be involved in your case. Additionally, finding a lawyer who has wrote or lectured in the personal injury field is always a good sign that the lawyer is proactive and is connected to the community, courts, and modern adaptation of law.
Additionally, a lawyer with a good reputation in the community will give you assurance that the lawyer will be comfortable and that your lawyer will continue to work with integrity and get you the best outcome possible.
5. Find a Personal Injury Lawyer Who Has the Sufficient Resources to Take Your Case.
When determining the best lawyer to call for an accident, look to find a personal injury lawyer who has the sufficient resources to take your case. Sometimes the easiest way to figure this out is by scheduling a consolidation to talk about the case. Is the law firm easy to communicate with? Do they follow up with a text or email? Are they prepared during the meeting?
Typically a big tip to look for is look around the office when meeting with the lawyer. If there is a good amount of money coming into the law firm, they typically have a nice office to show their clients that they are doing well and you should be comfortable with the large decision of allowing them to represent you. The law firm needs to have the ability to help with various costs associated with taking your case and without these resources; the ideal outcome of your case could be in jeopardy.
Ultimately, deciding on a lawyer to represent you in an accident is a big choice and these 5 tips will ensure that you get the outcome you deserve.
I represent individuals in Missouri and Illinois in all types of personal injury cases. In my short time here I have obtained a judgment for $2.5 million and settled a large class action lawsuit for a confidential amount.
I love the city of St. Louis and support it and give back whenever I can. Recently I was appointed by Mayor Francis Slay to serve on the Advisory Board for the Gateway Mall.
I am married to my lovely wife Lauren and we have two beautiful daughters, Mia and Bridget.