How to find the best lawyer for a car accident claim

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Finding a personal injury attorney is pretty easy. But finding the best attorney for your car accident claim is a different matter. When looking to hire a lawyer, you need to determine which lawyer is best suited for your case.

In the courtroom, you will need an attorney who knows how to fight a car accident case and will have the best chance of winning. So, before you choose the first lawyer you find on Google, read this guide on how to find the best lawyer for a car accident claim.

Do your research

Thanks to the internet, searching to find a good lawyer is a lot easier than it used to be. Back in the day, you had to rely on word-of-mouth and the phone book. Now, the internet will help you find a selection of lawyers who could take your case.

During this research stage, be thorough when you look at different law firms’ websites. Just because they say they’re experienced, doesn’t mean they are. Find out what previous cases they have been working on and what verdicts they’ve won. If one law firm has won multiple-million-dollar cases, they will be certainly better than a firm that hasn’t won any. Insurance companies keep an eye on attorneys who are willing to go to court rather than those who settle, because these attorneys are willing to fight their client’s corner and achieve a significant result. You need to find a lawyer who will fight for your cause rather than settle for an unreasonable amount.  

Create a list of attorneys who have a successful history and have experience dealing with car accident claims. You will narrow this list of potential lawyers as you proceed through the next stages.

Read testimonials  

Reviews and testimonials from previous clients are fantastic. They give you excellent insight on how the lawyers work and what clients think about them.

On the law firm’s website they will probably have some testimonials available for you to read. Obviously these will be positive because they’re on the website but they’re still good to read through.     

If they have a Facebook page, you will be able to see reviews on there and there will likely be other reviews you can find on the internet. Reading reviews and testimonials will help you narrow the list of attorneys you want to contact.

Not essential – but try to find a law firm you can reach

Finding a great attorney in your local area is not always easy to achieve. But it helps to have your lawyer in a reachable location where you can easily travel to visit them. Getting updates via email is fine however nothing beats being able to talk to someone face to face.

If you’re struggling to find a good law firm in your local area then don’t worry. This isn’t a necessity as your lawyer can come out and visit you or talk to you on the phone to discuss your case.

Talk to them

By now, you should have a small list of lawyers who you’re considering to hire.

Give each law firm a call and ask them about their experience dealing with car accidents. As each case is different, describe what happened in your accident and find out if any of the lawyers have dealt with a case like yours. Talking to them on the phone will also give you a good idea on whether you will get along with them. Law cases can be long and you need to like your lawyer.

From talking to them, you can shorten your list of potential attorneys, to help you decide which lawyer you want to go with.

Personal injury lawyers who have experience with car accident claims

At Coxwell & Associates, PLLC, our personal injury attorneys have worked on many different types of vehicle accident claims. From this wide experience dealing with cases like 18 wheelers, motorbikes, buses and cars, our team knows how to proceed with car accident claims. We have been helping Mississippians for over 35 years and we’ve been winning cases throughout the US.

If you want to discuss your claim with us, give us a call on (877) 231-1600 or complete our car accident form. Filling out all the information about you case helps us get started on your case quickly.

Disclaimer: This blog is intended as general information purposes only, and is not a substitute for legal advice. Anyone with a legal problem should consult a lawyer immediately.

Disclaimer: This blog is intended as general information purposes only, and is not a substitute for legal advice. Anyone with a legal problem should consult a lawyer immediately.

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