How To Find A Personal Injury Lawyer
Written by Award Winning Personal Injury Attorney Lawrence S. Lapidus
It isn’t easy to find a lawyer, but with the right information, you can make it happen. Read on for our step by step guide on how to find the right Laurel Personal Injury Lawyer (or any attorney, for that matter) for you – and your case.
Step 1: Don’t Be Fooled
Just because you see billboards and commercials doesn’t mean that law firm is your best choice by way of commitment, talent, and skill. Do your own research to make an informed decision not based on ads, but rather, the criteria listed below.
Step 2: Ask Around
Friends, family, social groups… don’t be shy! Ask anyone you know if they can recommend a personal injury lawyer. If not – ask if they know someone else who had representation from a personal injury lawyer AND had a great experience. Just like you ask around for referrals for other services (think beautician, mechanic, and other service providers), be sure to ask for attorney referrals as well.
Step 3: Check Online Reviews
Once you’ve found one or more lawyers you think might be a good fit, either through your own research or by way of referrals, get online and do a web search for the law firms with which that lawyer is associated. Read through the online reviews thoroughly. You’ll get a good sense of what former clients think, and, you may also get a sneak peek at how your potential Personal Injury Attorney interacts with his or her clients, by way of review responses.
Step 4: Meet Face to Face
Now that you have your choices narrowed down, it’s time to schedule a consultation. Most personal injury lawyers offer a free, no obligation consultation. During this time, you’ll discuss the details of your case, and your lawyer can then determine if you have a viable case and provide confidential legal advice regarding the appropriate steps you can take to recover and to improve your settlement opportunities at the same time. Any ethical lawyer will then create options for you if the settlement offered is not fair and reasonable.
Step 5: Make the Decision
Choose the lawyer who best suits your needs. You’ll be doing a lot of communicating with this person, so make sure you feel well respected and comfortable during your conversations. In fact, when you’re with your lawyer, you should feel confident that you and your claim are at the top of their priority list and the focus in on you and your concerns.
Laurel Personal Injury Lawyer
If you or a loved one has been injured because of the carelessness of someone else, call us here at The Lapidus Law Firm at (301) 605-4296. Your Laurel Personal Injury Lawyer will work to exceed your expectations to get you a fair and reasonable settlement. We are here for you!