It is common for a person who needs to hire a personal injury attorney in California to not be sure what they should be looking for. That is why we have provided a guide. Read it over, find out what factors you should be considering, and find the right attorney for your needs. Remember that you can contact The Law Offices of Larry H. Parker at 800-333-0000 for a free legal consultation.
Evaluate the Entire Staff
It is not enough to look at the specific attorney you will be working with. Ask about their staff. This includes partners, junior associates, and anyone else who will be working on your case. Note how you feel about the receptionist when you call, as you will likely be dealing with them quite a bit. Choose an attorney that can give you the individual attention you deserve but who also has the staff to support them.
Consult Reviews About the Firm
Any attorney with experience and a positive track record should be willing to let you read some reviews of their firm. Read what past clients have thought about their experience with the attorney in question and ask yourself if they match the type of experience you hope to have.
Find Out How Comfortable They Are Going to Trail
It is true that the vast majority of personal injury cases are settled before they get to trial. However, in some cases, it will be necessary to take a case to trial. You want to feel confident that you have found an attorney who will take your case to court if necessary.
Ask for Information on Settlements
While you do want an attorney who is willing to go to court if the insurance company is unwilling to offer a fair settlement, it is also important to remember that 95% of personal injury cases are settled without a trial completion. As a result, you need an attorney who has strong negotiation skills. You can ask a car accident you are considering what their stats are.
Consider How Comfortable You Feel with the Attorney
We do not recommend choosing an attorney based solely on their personality, but we do recommend choosing an attorney that you feel comfortable with. You could potentially be working with them for months to come, and you might have to discuss many private issues with them. You do not want to miss out on recovering the damages you are owed just because you did not feel comfortable enough to tell them the truth.
We Are Standing by to Answer Your Questions
If you have additional questions if you want to work with an attorney who cares, and if you want a free legal consultation to find out what your options are, contact The Law Offices of Larry H. Parker. You can call us at 800-333-0000 at your convenience.