How To Choose A Personal Injury Lawyer

Daren Brown
By Daren Brown | March 20, 2019

broken-legAccidents are a common occurrence and, in most cases, there’s not much one can do to prevent them. But if the accident was due to negligence, you can file a personal injury claim to get compensation. Choosing a personal injury lawyer can be a daunting task; however, the following considerations can help you make the right choice.

Accreditation And Status

The lawyer you choose must be registered to practice in the state where the accident occurred even if you were visiting from out of state. Use a search engine to make a list of the personal injury lawyers practicing in that area. When you’ve narrowed the choices, check their background and verify if they have a good standing.

Experience

There is immense competition for personal injury lawsuits, and lawyers are advertising their services any chance they get. There may be some lawyers that have specialized in medical malpractice claims, car injuries or bicycle injuries, among many others aspects. Choose one who has experience in handling the injury you have suffered as they have the know-how to help you get the compensation you deserve.

Fees

Inquire about contingency fees. This fees is the amount of money that a lawyer keeps as payment from the settlement of the claim. It is usually between 33 1/3 up to 40% of the settlement. If there is merit to you claim, be assured there is a lawyer who takes your case based on these fees.

Time

There are lawyers who love signing clients and sit on their cases for long periods of time without filing, waiting for until the statute of limitations is about to expire. Ask the lawyer if they have time to handle the case and how many more suits they have pending. Be specific on the time they have to dedicate to your particular case and when the suit will be filed so you know what to expect.

If you are in need of a personal injury attorney in Amarillo, consider Stockard, Johnson, Brown & Netardus, P.C.

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