We understand that needing a personal injury attorney to stand for your rights usually comes at an extremely stressful time in your life.
If you are on the hunt to find the right attorney that will listen to your concerns and fight for what you deserve, take into consideration these few checkpoints when working with a firm to make sure it is the most suited for you.
In today’s digital age, you can find out a lot about a company through what they display online. There are plenty of firms that have websites or some sort of online presence. We encourage you to dig into their website and find information about the law firm that establishes their place within the law industry, community involvement, and past cases they have handled.
A quality law firm will take the time to invest in their digital presence and keep their services, social media, and general website up to date because they know this may be the first touch point a client may have with them.
If you are unable to navigate a website and find the information you need, or the website doesn’t seem to work with proper functionality, it could be a sign they organization does not attribute time and effort where it is needed. Keeping up with digital changes,like mobile-friendly websites and having a secure website (indicated by https in their url), are good signs that the firm you are looking at is staying on top of current changes.
Make sure you can find information on the attorneys that could or would be handling your case. You should be able to find information on what types of cases these attorneys handle, as well as what committees or boards they are a part of. Becoming an attorney is a long process. You should also be able to get information on the attorney’s work history and education.
Firms don’t just pop up out of the ground. You should be able to access the information about where the firm got its start.
Check out when the firm started and how they have been able to maintain quality relationships with their community and clients over the years. Firms with quality service and results stay in business.
The legal system is full of vocabulary and processes that don’t always exist in daily life and attorneys are aware of it. They should help you navigate the legal processes and offer educational content that you can browse to refine your understanding.
With more and more reviews being published, you should be able to find multiple places where customers have talked about their experience working with the firm. Customer reviews are an amazing way to learn about the process of what will happen from the eyes of someone who has already experienced it. The most common place to find reviews for an organization is on their Facebook, Google, and Website.
If you have evaluated the firm online and feel like they have all the right information to help you, the next step is to contact them for a consultation. Most firms will meet with you to go over you claim for no charge.
What does the process look like for us going forward?
How is the best way to communicate?
Have you dealt with cases like mine before?
Do you have a list of references I can reach out to?
How many people will be working on my case? Will I need to touch base with multiple people?
These types of questions can help you get a better understanding of how your relationship with your personal injury attorney and firm will function as you work through your case. Don’t be afraid to ask even the littlest questions. Attorneys understand that the legal system can be confusing. Your attorney should be happy to explain the processes and any legal terms that will give you more insight into what is currently happening with your case.
We hope these tips can help you get the personal injury firm that puts your needs first. If you have any other questions about ways to find the right firm for you, please feel free to reach out to Yani Smith at [email protected] .