If you’ve been injured in a car accident, motorcycle accident, dog bite, or slip and fall accident, you’re probably considering whether you need to hire a personal injury attorney to assist you with filing your claim and if so, how you go about finding the best attorney for your case. Your objective is likely to recover maximum financial compensation and not all lawyers are skilled or experienced enough to assist you in achieving this goal. What’s more, there are thousands of personal injury lawyers to choose from in California — How do you narrow the field down to find the right lawyer?
Finding the right personal injury attorney
There are several ways to go about finding the right attorney for your accident claim. A few include:
- Talk to friends and family. Ask trusted family and friends if they can recommend a personal injury lawyer. Additionally, if you know any lawyers, ask them who the best personal injury lawyers are in your area.
- Search online. These days, it’s hard to find an attorney who doesn’t have a website. Search the major search engines using keywords relating to your potential case and read about the various attorneys and law firms who show up in search results. Narrow it down to a handful of names.
- Use online review sites. With numerous online review sites available as a resource, potential clients are able to vet attorneys by reading past client reviews. Be sure to look for specific facts that demonstrate the lawyer’s track record of success, as well as success stories of cases similar to yours.
After you have found several well-respected attorneys who you believe would be a good fit for you and your case, call their offices to set up interviews. The right personal injury attorney will offer you a free, no obligation consultation to discuss your case and not charge you for time spent talking to you in that initial meeting. Make sure you have a list of questions you would like to ask the attorney about his practice, experience, and expertise.
For more information on whether you need to file a claim after being injured in an automobile accident, dog bite accident, or slip and fall, contact knowledgeable personal injury attorney Barry P. Goldberg today.