Do You Know What to Look for When Choosing a Car Accident Attorney in California?

If you or a loved one has been injured in a car accident and are searching for the best attorney, you might not be sure what you should be looking for. After all, if you have never needed this type of attorney before, why would you know what to expect or what to look for? The good news is that at The Law Offices of Larry H. Parker we can not only help with your case but we can also help you learn what to look for when choosing between other attorneys and us.

Ask for a Referral

Do you have friends who have needed a personal injury attorney in the past? Do you have an attorney who has handled another type of law, such as family law? If so, they might have a recommendation for you. If you cannot find someone that your friends and family can recommend, read reviews of personal injury attorneys to find someone who is aggressive yet ethical, intelligent and shrewd.

Verify That They are Experienced

You can ask an attorney if they are experienced but you should also doublecheck to ensure that you have all the facts. There are websites available that allow you to check an attorney’s standing with the California Bar Association and to doublecheck that they are licensed to practice law. Ask your attorney for examples of cases they have won. Ask about their experience with the specific type of case you are facing.

Request a Consultation

A good car accident attorney should agree to free legal case evaluation. This gives you the chance to determine if you want to hire them. If you find an attorney who cannot meet with you in a timely manner, then you might assume they are overworked and could perhaps choose someone else. You want someone who has the time and resources required to invest in your case. You can also generally assume that if an attorney communicates well from the beginning, they will continue to do so as the case evolves.

Ask the Attorney About Their Fee Structure

Most personal injury attorneys should take cases on a contingency basis. This means that you do not pay them upfront for their legal fees. However, not all attorneys have the same contingency plans. Find out how much of a percentage they will take from your winnings. Find out if they will cover upfront costs like court costs, filing fees, and the cost of expert witnesses.

If you are ready to get started with an experienced and passionate personal injury attorney, contact The Law Offices of Larry H. Parker at 800-333-0000 to request a free legal consultation. We are standing by to provide you with answers to your additional questions as you look for the right firm to work with.