Road traffic accidents are a leading cause of death in the USA for those between the age of 1 and 54. This puts car accident lawyers in high demand. Nobody thinks of hiring a car accident lawyer until they need one. It can be stressful trying to find the right one and at the same time dealing with the effects of the accident. How can a car accident lawyer help? In short, they collect and file evidence, explain the legal process, help you get fair compensation, and take care of everything else while you recover.
If you need this kind of legal support, read on to learn how to choose a good lawyer.
Schedule a Consultation with Several Car Accident Lawyers
Most car accident lawyers don't charge anything on the first consultation. Check several attorneys by asking for recommendations from other reputable lawyers, friends, and family. You can check online too. During the meeting, explain the issue and check whether you're comfortable working with the lawyer.
Understand that you'll have to stay in constant communication with the lawyer or his office for several months; therefore, choose someone you are comfortable working with. Are they professional, reliable, experienced, and certified? Do they take the car accident case and your concerns seriously?
Check Their Reputation
A car accident lawyer who's been operating for a long time might be better to work with because they have experience and clients who would recommend their services. Check their online reviews and, if possible, talk to several people they have worked for in the past. How was the experience? A reputable lawyer has a large pool of happy and satisfied clients. Also, work with an attorney that specializes in car accident claims.
Agree on Payment Terms
Few attorneys may ask for an initial payment before taking up the case, and then the balance is cleared after settlement. Most will not ask for any upfront payment and only get paid when they successfully close the lawsuit. It's better when you don't pay for the services from your pocket but agree on the percentage the lawyer should take from the settlement.
Have the agreed amount included in the service contract. Don't sign the contract before going through it and agreeing to the terms, including the payment terms. Once you are comfortable with the agreement, take copies of the evidence you have to the lawyer. Note that 95% of pending lawsuits settle pretrial.Share
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