Car accidents could be one of the most stressful random events that a person can endure. This event multiplies with magnitude when you have become injured in some way or have missed a huge meeting/day at work. The worst part of this is that if another person was at fault then you had to go through this due to somebody else’s mistake. Finding the right car accident lawyer is not as simple as calling the first commercial you hear on the radio or television. You need to research the best attorneys in your area as well as their costs although some will offer to cover your expenses and only charge you if you win. The following are features you should look for in a car accident lawyer.
In the personal injury realm of lawyers there are plenty of firms that are happy to simply take the first settlement offer possible. With a lawyer that never goes to trial insurance companies are going to try to lowball the first offer knowing this lawyer or their firm never really pushes back. Trial can lead you to get a bigger settlement than you could have ever imagined. You do not want a lawyer that is going to be pushed around at the negotiating table and is ready to go to trial. Otherwise you are at the mercy of the person who has injured you and their legal team.
Cases Against Big Companies
There are going to be law firms that simply have not had big cases thus have no name recognition in the court system. Companies are going to try to drag out cases with those firms that do not have the largest staff or cash flow to continue fighting. You could be suing a big name person for hitting you so make sure that your firm and their legal team are not intimidated easily.
Established In The Area
Lawyers who are established in the area tend to have relationships with judges, insurance company lawyers, and can use their influence to help get a better settlement. A person who has never worked much in the area have no favors to call on if the case is not going in your best interest. Judges can be harder on these lawyers during a trial so use a legal team that is established in your immediate area and has been for years.
Practices In A Variety of Injury Cases
An injury lawyer that works in a variety of injury cases will have experience beyond what a lawyer that just specializes in car accidents. This can mean that this type of law firm could have a larger amount of expert witnesses as well as familiarity with a variety of cases that could relate to yours. Insurance companies run into these law firms all of the time so one that strikes fear into an insurance company is great.
Above are the features you need to consider when picking your car accident attorney. Act fast though as you have time constraints on certain aspects of a lawsuit.