Seeking a Los Angeles personal injury attorney among all the lawyers throughout this vast area is no doubt overwhelming. Add the stress of finding the right lawyer to the pain and suffering you’re going through and the task can seem near impossible. The first step is to do your research. There are many factors involved, from reputation and standing in the legal community to track record and skill level.
When you approach the process in a methodical way, you can better narrow down the options available to you. The hope is that you can then end up with a qualified personal injury firm that best gels with your unique needs.
Whether you were hit by a car while riding your motorcycle, bitten by the neighbor’s dog or slipped at the grocery store, retaining the services of a trusted law firm is priority #1. Never forget that the attorney you choose can spell the difference between a successful outcome and an unjust one.
We understand, though, that you may not have much experience with hiring a lawyer. Let us help by outlining some things to think about when choosing a Los Angeles personal injury attorney.
Look into the attorney’s background to ensure they are a member in good standing with their state and local bar association. Use online rating guides and search the lawyer’s own website. Read testimonials, check their associations, peruse blogs and read lawyer bios.
They’re not practicing anything illegal but they’re not exactly ethical. Some lawyers use their free time to hang around outside court rooms, hospitals and police stations to get their hands on court filings and accident reports. This is how they scope out potential clients. Have you already gotten such a solicitation in the mail already from a law firm you don’t recognize? It’s common.
Don’t be swayed by them. They don’t know the details of your case; rather, they’re just taking a shot in the dark that you will call them. They use generic or form letters to lure potential clients in; however, lawyers who have a good reputation and are successful don’t have to rely on such practices.
Attorneys that allow you to talk to their past clients can be trusted because they are confident in their skills and track record. Get a list of references if you can and follow up with each. Ask targeted questions but most importantly ask whether the person would hire that attorney again.
You don’t want to overwhelm yourself with too many law firms to call, but three will give you a good base from which to choose. Most people don’t take advantage of the free resources that are available to them when going through a personal injury case. But would you buy a car, house or even major appliance without doing your research? Nope. So be diligent in your search for an attorney. Most lawyers, including Power Legal Group, offer free initial consultations. Take this opportunity to ask questions and determine the best fit for you. By the way, Power Legal offers live chat services for added convenience. Use these resources to better familiarize yourself with a particular law firm and gain insight into the process.
While some personal injury lawyers work on their own, with the assistance of a paralegal or some basic staff members, others share their case loads with other lawyers on their team. Always ask with whom you will be speaking in regards to your case. In addition, ask what resources are available to ensure the best outcome possible. Any personal injury attorney you choose should have extensive resources available to explore all aspects of your case, including connections with medical specialists and accident reconstruction experts.
Power Legal Group is the LA area’s trusted personal law firm, keeping your best interests in mind when it comes to pursuing maximum compensation for your injuries. For a free consultation at no obligation, contact us at 800-323-POWER.