What to Look for in a Personal Injury Attorney
Posted on Tuesday, October 17th, 2017 at 9:23 pm
It’s not a pleasant thing to think about, but millions of people are injured through no fault of their own each and every year. Unfortunately, many of those individuals downplay their injuries or fail to act in time, in order to get the justice and compensation that they deserve. And another subset gets stuck with terrible, discount law firms that fail to get them the help they need. If you have been injured by someone else’s actions or negligence, it’s important to find the right attorney who can advocate for your needs and guide you through the legal case process.
Personal injury attorneys in Georgia are plentiful, but with the right research and planning, you can find one that treats you right and gives you the best chance at a positive outcome. Here are a few things to look for, when searching for a personal injury lawyer:
- Past success
Not all personal injury claims are easy to win, so look for a lawyer who has a good track record. Read client reviews, case victories, and the kinds of cases they have won in the past. Go with an established law firm with a good reputation.
- Active website/blog
If you come across an attorney’s website and it looks sorely out of date, consider moving on to someone else. The quality and relevance of the content can tell you a lot about the kind of experience you’ll have working with that attorney, so look for someone who has a clean, user-friendly site and an active blog.
- Industry credentials
When you want a lawyer who is legitimate, well-trained, and highly-ranked, look for their law firm credentials. Make sure they are registered to practice in your area, are part of at least one professional organization, and preferably have preeminent rankings in the legal world.
- Specific experience
There are many different types of personal injury, and you may be better off choosing a lawyer who has experience with cases like yours. For example, if you have been a victim of food poisoning, find a good food poisoning attorney in Atlanta, not one who specializes in car accidents.
Other things that you should make a note of are: promptness of their communication, honesty about their pricing and fees (in both potential scenarios- win or lose), and how they make you feel when you meet them in person.
When you’re ready to work with an experienced and compassionate personal injury attorney in Georgia, reach out to the law office of Jonathan R. Brockman. Request your free consultation to get started!