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5 Steps to Finding the Best Personal Injury Lawyer

The Search for the Best Personal Injury Lawyer

If you have been injured in a serious car accident caused by a negligent motorist, you may be wisely thinking that you need to find a good attorney to help you out. You may even be thinking, “I need to find the best personal injury lawyer in town.” While retaining experienced legal counsel is certainly a smart thing to do, we know that the prospect of finding the right lawyer can feel daunting. We have compiled a list of five things you should think about as you research the right attorney for your case. 

ONE – Select an Attorney who Practices Personal Injury Law Exclusively

It is important to find an attorney that handles the type of law that relates to your situation. Some attorneys handle a wide variety of services at their law firm, i.e., family law, immigration law, and personal injury law. After being injured in a car accident or similar incident, the type of attorney you need is a personal injury lawyer. Having a lawyer who works exclusively in personal injury means that they don’t dabble in other types of law. The team of injury lawyers at AutoAccident.com has worked in personal injury exclusively for close to four decades. Our law firm handles the following types of personal injury matters:

TWO – Expect Open and Honest Communication

It is crucial to find a law firm that will keep the lines of communication open. While some matters can be settled relatively quickly, with more complicated cases it can take quite a long time to properly work a case in order to get the best results. This can be frustrating to the client if the attorneys and staff do not provide regular updates. To read the policy regarding client communication at AutoAccident.com, scroll down to the heading “Will I Be Kept Informed?” featured in the FAQ Section of their website.

THREE – Look for a Sense of Community

Finding an attorney that practices and is based in Northern California is a good idea for a number of reasons. First, it means that the attorneys have experience with the jurisdiction in which your case may be filed. If it becomes necessary to file a lawsuit, you will want an attorney who knows the procedures of the local courts and has insight on particular judges that may end up hearing your case. It is also important for other reasons that your attorney has a strong sense of the community. Northern California has many separate regions, each with its own separate identity, yet the region as a whole also has much in common. This is important to understand when and if it becomes necessary to select a jury. AutoAccident.com has been an active part of the communities of Sacramento and its surrounding regions for decades.

FOUR – Require Trustworthiness

You could argue that this consideration should be number one. If you cannot trust your attorney, you will never feel comfortable with the legal process, or perhaps even the ultimate outcome of your case. Some of the indicators of whether a business is trustworthy include length of experience and longevity in the field of practice, good standing with the California State Bar, and a stellar credit rating. Feedback from former clients can also help you gain a sense of trust, which leads to the fifth consideration…

FIVE – Hear from Satisfied Prior Clients

One of the best ways to gather information about a firm is to hear what prior clients have to say about their service. To read client reviews for AutoAccident.com, visit Avvo, Google, and Yelp.

Watch the YouTube video. The short clip below discusses how to find the right personal injury attorney.

Personal Injury Attorneys in Sacramento

Hello, and thank you for stopping by our legal blog. I’m Ed Smith, a Sacramento personal injury attorney. We hope this list helps in your search for the right attorney to handle your case. If you would like to receive our free and friendly legal advice following an auto accident, please call us at (916) 921-6400 or (800) 404-5400, or send your inquiry via our online contact form.

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