If you have been injured by someone else’s carelessness or recklessness, you may be contemplating filing a personal injury claim. As you contemplate your options, it is a good idea to work with a personal injury lawyer so that you can protect your rights and understand all of your options. But how do you find the best lawyer for you and your situation? Below are some tips from the Atlanta personal injury lawyers at The Embry Law Firm.
How to Find a Personal Injury Lawyer
You’ve likely seen advertisements, emails, commercials, billboards, and more advertising local personal injury law firms. While they all promise results, how do you know they are right for you and the type of case you have? After all, you don’t want a lawyer who specializes in car accidents to handle your medical malpractice case. Instead, you want a lawyer who specializes in medical malpractice.
Finding a lawyer that is right for you can seem like a daunting task, but we have some tips that can help make the process a little easier. Take a look:
Ask Friends and Family
Sometimes, the best way to find a personal injury lawyer is to talk to friends and family who have been through the process. Friends and family will give you an honest opinion about who they interviewed and what they liked or disliked about each potential lawyer. If they hired a lawyer, they will also give you some good insight into how the process went and what the outcome was.
Contact the Bar Association
Every county has its own Bar Association. You can contact them to get some recommendations for personal injury lawyers in your area. Try to talk to the head of the association and explain what type of lawyer you are looking for. The Bar Association can give you a list of lawyers and you can find out if they have ever been disciplined.
Ask Other Lawyers
Have a friend, family member, or other acquaintance that is a lawyer? Ask him or her if they know any good personal injury lawyers. Lawyers often network and attend the same events. They also often work together, or against each other, in cases. That means other lawyers (peers) can be a valuable source of information.
Search the Internet
The internet is a seemingly endless source of information. When it comes to looking for a personal injury lawyer, you can find a lot of information this way. For example, websites like Nolo and AVVO have a lot of information about lawyers in different specializations. Lawyer websites and Google pages may feature reviews or testimonials from previous clients or people working with the lawyers. There are also a lot of websites that have lawyer directories, and you can search for lawyers based on the type of case you have and where you live.
While you may feel overwhelmed right now as you and your family manage your injuries and all that entails, you don’t have to feel overwhelmed at the prospect of getting help. By using the tools we discuss above, you can find the right personal injury lawyer for you, and get on the right track toward the compensation and justice you deserve.
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