Dealing with a personal injury lawsuit is stressful. It may take months or even years for your attorney to determine the best compensation for your long-term personal injury needs. You will also be relating much with your attorney, as he will keep you updated on every part of the process. Your lawyer’s work will affect how well justice was achieved and how comfortable you may be managing your injuries. Choosing a personal injury lawyer is no light task; however, following the steps below can help you find the best match.
Look for a personal injury lawyer who can represent your case specifically. In other words, find an attorney who has a license in your state, who is local, and who specializes in your type of case. Personal injury is a broad term and can apply to numerous situations, like a slip-n-fall, a sporting accident, car accident, truck accident, and more. Some practices specialize in legal matters involving particular types of injuries, like spinal cord injury or brain trauma. The attorney you choose should have your type of case listed in their portfolio and services.
The Internet proves reliable in giving one access to lawyer records, reviews, expertise, etc. Maryland provides numerous lawyer referral resources for the state and each county as well. Research lawyer and legal team websites, look at reviews, and ask family members and friends if they have any good references.
Select a few top choices and call them to see if you can set up an interview. Most law practices offer a free consultation; beware of those who charge you for this introductory meeting. You can prepare by collecting evidence for your case and outlining the proof that the second party is at fault. Even if you cannot know for sure, talking with a lawyer can give you much further insight.
Also, come ready with plenty of questions. Some information you will want to know includes:
- How long has he been practicing law?
- How much experience does he have working in your area?
- How much expertise does he have in your case?
- When was his license suspended, if you’ve found a report?
- What does payment look like?
- How much time will the case take?
- Will he personally be taking your case?
While your prospective personal injury lawyer may check off all the boxes, you also need to check your gut feeling. Make sure that you genuinely get along well so your lawsuit can proceed as swimmingly as possible.
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The Snyder Law Group, LLC, proudly represents clients throughout Maryland and Washington, D.C. Our experienced Baltimore attorneys understand the frustration that comes with an insurance company, medical professional, or other party that refuses to accept liability for negligent or reckless behavior. You can take heart in knowing there are talented and experienced lawyers ready to work for you. We are experienced in handling personal injury claims of medical malpractice or injury resulting from serious car and truck accidents, and have secured hundreds of millions in verdicts settlements*. Please visit our website, www.410thefirm.com, for more information and follow us on Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn.