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Retaining the Right Personal Injury Attorney

Retaining the personal injury attorney that is right for you is very much like interviewing a potential employee. There are intangible considerations unique to your particular situation of course; but in order to achieve the best results for you, you’ll need to invest some time in preparation. By doing a bit of homework ahead of time, you can ensure that your decision is the right one and that your working relationship will be mutually beneficial. Here are a few things to consider which will help you get started:

Prepare a list of questions

This decision is very important and you don’t want to drive away from a meeting with an attorney thinking, “I wish I had remembered to ask them about…” To prevent this from happening, compile a list of important questions ahead of time and add new questions to it over time. Pay close attention to how each question is answered. If a personal injury attorney avoids eye contact when answering any question, he or she is probably not a good choice.

Select a personal injury attorney that you feel comfortable with

Settlement negotiations can last for many weeks and trials can continue for many months or even years. You could be spending a great deal of time with your personal injury lawyer so interview several and choose one that you will feel comfortable working with over time.

Look for experience

You’ll want a personal injury lawyer who has represented a wide range of clients and has many years of experience negotiating settlements and handling personal injury trials in court. An experienced Orlando personal injury attorney will be able to anticipate the other side’s tactics and explain your options in detail.

Choose a personal injury attorney with the resources to properly handle your case

Personal injury cases can last for quite some times and require multiple expert witnesses who must be compensated for their time. Select a personal injury lawyer who not only has the financial resources and staff to build the case properly.

Look for professional accreditation and awards

Professional awards will vary somewhat from state to state, but look for a personal injury attorney who belongs to several professional organizations, is invited to speak at local colleges and civic groups and has won awards from their peers in the legal community.

These tips for retaining the right personal injury attorney for you will help ensure that your first choice is the right one and prevent you from making a mistake. But if you’re willing to properly prepare ahead of time, you’ll be able to make an informed decision about which personal injury attorney is best for your situation.

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