Q: How do I know if I’m hiring the best vehicle accident attorney for my case?
A successful vehicle accident case doesn’t depend on simply hiring the “best” lawyer, but on hiring the best lawyer for you. You need an attorney who understands you and your case, and who is prepared to do the work that must be done.
Finding the Right Attorney
When searching for a vehicle accident attorney, you should consider experience, skills, and level of commitment to your case. Your lawyer should:
- Be experienced. Your vehicle accident attorney should be familiar with state and federal transportation laws, be comfortable dealing with insurance companies and healthcare providers, and know how to prepare and settle a case. You need an attorney who focuses on personal injury accidents and vehicle collision cases.
- Be reputable. Nothing spreads faster than word of mouth, and you can learn a lot about an attorney by doing a little research. You may want to start by asking friends, family, and coworkers about attorneys they have previously hired. Alternatively, just go online, search for the attorney’s name, and see what previous clients have to say about him.
- Be responsive. You need an attorney who will give your case the attention it deserves, and communicate with you frequently. Your lawyer should regularly update you on your claim status, be available to answer your questions, and return your phone calls in a timely manner.
- Offer a free consultation. A reputable attorney will meet with you to discuss your case for free. This is your opportunity to evaluate your comfort level with the lawyer, and consider whether he seems to be competent, interested, and knowledgeable about your case.
Choosing a Law Firm
There are many excellent personal injury law firms in Texas, and it’s worth taking the time to find the one that’s right for you. Check out the websites of a few local firms, and take advantage of free consultations to help you with your decision. To learn more, contact the law offices of Steve M. Lee, P.C., by using the form on this page.