CHOOSING A CAR ACCIDENT ATTORNEY
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After you’re injured in a car accident, finding the right attorney can influence your ability to receive all the accident benefits you are entitled to, and possibly compensation from the other driver. Choosing a car accident attorney involves determining the attorney’s qualifications and legal style, and deciding if these characteristics align with what you expect from your lawyer.
For service in and around Hamilton, Niagara Falls, Burlington, Stoney Creek and other areas of Ontario, please call Findlay Personal Injury Lawyers for free at 905-522-9799.
CHOOSING A QUALIFIED CAR ACCIDENT ATTORNEY
Begin your search by selecting a handful of accident attorneys you think may have potential. You can find attorneys within a certain area by performing an Internet search, and by asking friends and acquaintances for references.
You can learn a lot from some attorneys’ websites. On these sites, you may find attorney profiles that will tell you more about the experience, education and past achievements of the attorneys at the firm. You can also learn about the firm, specifically the types of cases they handle. From this information, you may come up with some questions to ask the accident lawyer.
MEETING PROSPECTIVE ATTORNEYS
Once you have a pool of potential attorneys, it is best to schedule consultations with as many of them as possible. These consultations are an opportunity to learn about the accident attorney and to make comparisons. During a consultation, you should learn more about his or her qualifications, including:
- Educational background
- Legal experience
- Experience with car accident cases
- Legal strategies and practice philosophy
Generally, your attorney should handle car accident cases and other cases stemming from injuries caused by negligence. An attorney who routinely represents people injured in motor vehicle accidents and personal injury cases will know how to navigate these cases and how to develop a legal strategy with the greatest potential for success.
Legal experience is important. Attorneys who have been practicing for many years have more experience with the legal system. This type of attorney knows the accident benefits you are eligible for, and will fight to recover compensation from all the benefits to which you are entitled.
After your consultation, you should feel confident in the attorney’s ability to handle your case if you decide to choose the lawyer. If you are not comfortable with the attorney or have doubts about his or her legal strategy, you may want to schedule consultations with other attorneys before making a decision.
If you live in or around Hamilton, Brantford, Burlington, Stoney Creek, or Niagara Falls, Ontario and are searching for car accident attorneys, please contact Findlay Personal Injury Lawyers online or by phone at 905-522-9799 to schedule a consultation.