What to Look for in a Personal Injury Lawyer
By Team at Zimmet & Zimmet, In Personal injury
If you are looking for a personal injury attorney, contact us today for a consultation. If you or a loved one has been injured, you are likely to have many questions about obtaining compensation through a personal injury case.
One of the first steps you will take is contacting a personal injury attorney. This task may seem daunting, especially as you’re dealing with an injury and medical bills. The answers to the following questions can set you in the right direction when you’re shopping for a personal injury lawyer.
Is the lawyer in good standing with legal bars and associations? You will want to check out your potential attorney with The Florida Bar, as well as see if he or she is a member of additional legal associations. Your lawyer’s activity in the legal community can show a dedication to legal ethics and service.
Does the lawyer have any recent cases that you can read about? What about experience? A quick Internet search may reveal cases that your potential lawyer has recently represented, which include the results. The more experience your lawyer has in the personal injury field, the better.
What clues can the attorney’s website give you? Are you looking for an attorney who is friendly, compassionate and easy to approach? Do you feel your case requires an aggressive attorney who won’t give up in court? A thorough search through the attorney’s home, areas of practice and “about us” pages can give you a reliable idea of the attorney’s personality and approach to cases.
Another great way to learn more about a potential personal injury attorney is to research and find Google reviews. Reading what past clients have said can help you decide if a lawyer would be the right fit for you. From the reviews you can get a basic understanding of how clients are treated. But, do be aware that there will be some reviews are are inaccurate or exaggerated so use your best judgment to determine what reviews will help you determine whether or not you hire the attorney.
Finally, we can’t stress enough that your gut feeling may be one of the best indicators of how you will “click” with your chosen attorney. It is important to build trust and rapport with the lawyer who will be guiding you through your personal injury case. Call the law offices of Zimmet & Zimmet to see how we can help.