February 18, 2018

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How to Find a Qualified Attorney

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Serious accidents happen out of the blue, when you least expect it, and for most people only once in a lifetime. Accordingly, most people do not look for a personal injury lawyer until they actually need one. But, with so much hanging in the balance, how do you find a truly excellent accident attorney? Sure, you see plenty of ads on TV, but you need to know your case will be in good hands, with someone who can win and who is willing to do what it what it takes to maximize the value of your claim.

The Right Kind of Attorney

Maybe you already have a great business attorney, divorce lawyer, or criminal defense attorney. If so, ask that attorney for a referral. You wouldn’t go to a cardiologist, even the best, for brain surgery. It’s the same concept with lawyers. You need one who focuses on personal injury. Don’t worry, experienced and qualified attorneys do not get offended when you ask for a referral when your needs fall out of their normal practice area.

What You Want

Here are some of the basic elements you are looking for when seeking a qualified accident attorney:

  • Ample experience with the type of accident you were involved in and the types of injuries you suffered
  • A trial attorney – one who has trial experience and is willing to take your case to trial if a fair settlement agreement cannot be reached
  • A track record of success in your type of case, you should be able to verify this
  • Awards and recognition from respected organizations
  • An attorney who will be personally handle the details of your case rather than handing it off to assistants or paralegals
  • When possible, one who has an office that is a reasonable distance from your home

If you or someone you love has been seriously injured, please connect with an experienced personal injury attorney in your area.

About Sandra Dalton

With a background as a paralegal, focusing on criminal defense and civil rights, Sandra Dalton launched her freelance writing career in 2000 with a weekly column on Freedom for Suite 101 and pro bono projects for individuals and organizations supporting causes close to her heart. One of her first projects was for the Police Compliant Center writing about police misconduct. Sandra’s legal writing quickly expanded to include personal injury, animal welfare, criminal defense, disability discrimination, family law and much more.

Sandra’s other writing around the web includes a broad range of topics such as food, pet health, feral cats, music and film. Sandra is also a fine art photographer, helps with animal rescue and TNR in her community, and volunteers as a DJ at her local radio station.