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If you have been injured in an accident, your road to recovery could be made even more challenging by expensive medical bills, lost wages due to missed work, property damage, and many other issues. To make matters worse, you may have difficulty in recovering compensation for damages from the at-fault party or their insurance company. This is why it is important to have a skilled personal injury attorney on your side.
However, not all personal injury lawyers have the experience and resources necessary to fully prosecute your case—indeed, many will just attempt to settle your case as quickly as possible, often for much less compensation than you deserve. To maximize your claim, you must find an accident attorney with a proven record for handling cases similar to yours.
How Do I Find a Personal Injury Attorney?
Today, the Internet is one of the best starting places for your search, as just one query for “personal injury lawyer” on a search engine like Google will yield countless options for you. Though you certainly won’t have time to click every hit, you should review a wide selection of results in order to make an informed decision.
When visiting an accident attorney’s website, there are a number of important things you should look for:
- Proper accreditation
- Years of experience
- Client testimonials
- Case results
- Awards and accolades
- Information presented in a helpful and professional manner
Once you find a personal injury lawyer who satisfies all those requirements, you can conduct further research by visiting such reliable online legal directories as Nolo, Avvo, FindLaw, and Justia, as well as by reading reviews on social media sites, Google, Yelp, and other trusted sites.
Another effective approach is soliciting recommendations from friends and family. If you know someone who has been a plaintiff in a personal injury case, ask them questions regarding their specific experience with their accident attorney, including what they did or did not like, how the process was handled, and how satisfied they were with the result of their case.
What’s My Next Step?
Once you have found a qualified candidate for handling your case, you should contact the attorney's office to arrange a consultation. At your initial meeting with the personal injury lawyer, you should feel free to ask any questions you may have, including:
- How much experience do you have with personal injury cases?
- Will I be working directly with you or rather with another accident attorney?
- Will I be easily able to meet with or contact the injury attorney handling my case?
The answers to those questions should help give you a sense of whether the accident lawyer is a good fit for you. If you still aren't comfortable about the decision, though, you should continue comparing your options. Finding the right personal injury attorney can save you a tremendous amount of time, energy, and stress. If you start a relationship with a new attorney, but you don’t feel that they are meeting your needs, you may even be able to change lawyers after they begin working on your case.
Why Choose Zinda Law Group?
The accident attorneys at Zinda Law Group have a breadth of experience in handling personal injury cases. Our firm keenly understands the difficulties faced by those who have suffered an injury, and we will not only fight tirelessly for the compensation you deserve but also show you the utmost care and compassion throughout the legal process and beyond. Call us today at 800-863-5312 for a free case evaluation. Meetings with attorneys by appointment only.