What to Look for in a Car Accident Attorney

What to Look for in a Car Accident Attorney

No one leaves their home thinking, "Today is the day I get into a car accident." However, if an accident occurs you might find yourself in need of an attorney who specializes in personal injury claims. This would be especially true if you were not at fault in the accident. How will you pick the right car accident attorney for your case? Consider these factors: Experience It goes without saying that the lawyer you want representing you in your personal injury case should have experience. Don't just except what their website might say. Instead, ask about how long that lawyer has been in actual practice. You should also inquire as to the amount of personal injury cases that the law offices handle in a given year. Additionally, you should be looking for an attorney with experience handling plaintiff cases as opposed to someone who has been working more for defendants in these kinds of claims. Developing a Relationship As you look for a car accident attorney in Fort Worth, you want to know if that the person you are speaking to will actually be the one who is going to represent you as your case moves forward. There is nothing wrong with retaining the services of a big law firm unless you won't be given the attention that you deserve. You should never have the sense that your case is being "passed around." If you find out in that first consultation you'll be assigned to a different lawyer ask to meet them to see if you trust what they have to say. Determining a Settlement Goal You need to be realistic about your potential settlement goals. As you have your first discussion with a potential car accident attorney, they'll want to hear the particulars about your case. Without committing to a guarantee, that lawyer should be able to talk about a settlement goal. It might be up to you do dictate the terms. For instance, would you be happy with a quick settlement that covers minimal medical expenses? Would you prefer going for a higher amount even if it means a longer waiting period and possible trial? Your new lawyer should present you with all the possible options and outcomes if they were to take on the case. Setting a Contract After you've found a lawyer who has the right amount of experience and you feel comfortable working with, you'll need to set the terms of your agreement. These should be in writing and should cover all the possible contingencies of accepting your case. There are some lawyers who handle these types of cases on a contingency basis. That means they will do the work on your behalf and only get paid if they win the case. Clearly, that would mean you have nothing to lose and everything to gain by agreeing to those terms. However, you want to be clear as to exactly how much of a payback they expect for the work. You shouldn't be surprised when you get only a portion of the total settlement.

Where Zinda Law Group Practices:

We were founded in Texas and have a team of Austin personal injury lawyers as well as attorneys in Dallas and Fort Worth.

 As we’ve grown we expanded out west to El Paso, Texas subsequently into Arizona adding Tucson Personal Injury Lawyers to the firm, as well as adding offices in Colorado including Denver Personal Injury Lawyers and the surrounding cities such as Colorado Springs.

Types of Cases We Handle:

We also have a team of attorneys that have experience serious injury cases such as car accidents, wrongful death and truck accidents.   We also have experience handling more complex cases such as gas explosions and drug injury cases, such as the Taxotere® Lawsuits.