How To Choose The Right Personal Injury Lawyer For Your Case

When you decide to choose a personal injury lawyer after you have been hurt in an accident, the process can be overwhelming. We’ve all seen the billboards and heard late afternoon television ads for lawyers, but how do you know who you can trust? It’s important to remember that the personal injury lawyer you work with will impact the success of your case, financial stipulations and after-care options. At the Law Offices of P. Kent Eichelzer III, we care about your wellbeing in and out of the courtroom, so here is how to choose the right personal injury lawyer for your case.

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Tips For Choosing The Right Personal Injury Lawyer

Know What You’re Looking For

Before you start searching on the internet, it’s best to identify what important factors you should be looking for. For example, the type of accident you were in might lead you to seek someone with experience in a particular case. Having a list handy before you speak to someone will help you shorten the searching process. Here are some criteria we recommend:

  • Lawyer’s experience in your kind of case
  • Lawyer’s availability to take your case
  • Credentials and track record
  • How they handle fees/payment

Research & Recommendations 

A good place to start is by looking up local personal injury lawyers and making a good list of candidates in your local area. Personal referrals from friends or family members can be a quick way to get a personal review from a trusted source. Always consider firm size, availability, and experience.

Settlement Goal

As you’re researching, consider your settlement goals. If you are looking for a quick settlement, look for a firm with experienced negotiators. However, if you think your case might be complicated and eventually end in trial, you’ll want a firm with seasoned litigators. Each firm and lawyer has a different approach that may or may not reflect the way you want your case to be handled. Remember this is your case. It’s essential to understand this before making a decision. 

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Call Law Offices & Set Up Consultations

Many personal injury lawyers offer a free, no-obligation consultation. This is always a good opportunity for you to present the facts about your case and receive an evaluation of case merits. If you are speaking with an experienced attorney they may be able to get you an estimate for what you might receive as compensation if your case is successful. A good way to frame your thought process is that you are interviewing prospective lawyers, and you are under no obligation to hire the first one you meet with. Here are a few things to keep in mind before your consultation:

  • The place you visit has many trusted reviews.
  • Share all the details of your case, and get all the advice you can.
  • Bring all the documentation you think will be relevant to your case.
  • Personally ask about their experiences with personal injury law.

Meet With Lawyers & Make Your Choice

Since personal injury claims can take several months or years to settle, it’s a good idea to choose a lawyer who you get along with and share similar values with. Another important factor is finding a lawyer who makes themselves available to answer client questions and concerns. Before you sign on anything, make sure your expectations are clear and your values will be respected going forward. Once you’ve made your choice, be sure to ask about your next steps. The right personal injury lawyer will be attentive and willing to do whatever it takes to pursue your goals of settlement.

More Questions To Consider Before Hiring A Personal Lawyer

We understand going into a consultation can be daunting so be sure to remember these questions when determining if someone is the right choice for your case.

  • If my claim is not successful, will I be required to cover any cost?
  • How involved would you recommend I be in my lawsuit?
  • Do you have any trial experiences for cases that can’t be settled through negotiation?
  • How much do you think my case is worth?
  • What is the structure of your fees?
  • How long do you think it will take to resolve my lawsuit?
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Need a Trusted Personal Injury Lawyer? Call Us Today!

The decision of who to hire to represent you in your personal injury case is one of the most important choices when entering the legal field. Let the personal injury lawyers at the Law Offices of P. Kent Eichelzer III help you today. We have over 20 years of experience and specialize in Accident & Personal injury law, as well as personal injury, auto accidents, truck accidents, insurance bad faith, medical malpractice, wrongful death, and more. We know the ins and outs of insurance companies, which gives our clients an advantage. As your most trusted personal injury lawyer in the greater Atlanta area, our firm will provide you the peace of mind and comfort to guide you through any personal injury case.

You may only get one chance to win your personal injury case and you need the right personal injury lawyer at your side to do so. Whether the injury involves you, a loved one, or a friend, the Law Offices of P. Kent Eichelzer III are here to be your legal team.