Monday, March 15, 2010

Personal Injury and Death - Selecting an Attorney

How to Choose the Right Lawyer


After an accident, it is important to find experience legal representation to ensure you are properly compensated. Choosing the right lawyer can be confusing. How will you know who is the best fit for your needs and your case? How do you know they will get you the best results possible? You are right to answer these questions, because all attorneys are not created equal.


Here are some tips to help you select an attorney who is right for you.


Free Consultation:

Personal Injury Attorneys usually provide free consultations, whether at their location or yours. This is an excellent time to get a feel for the possible rapport between you and your attorney. It will also give you a chance to hear how they handle cases such as yours. The Law Offices of Casey W. Stevens always uses this time as an opportunity to educate our new clients on the process of case handling. It allows them to know what to expect from beginning to end.



Qualification:

Obviously it is important to ensure your attorney is a member of the Georgia Bar Association in good standing. Length of experience matters, if they are going be the sole practitioner on your case. Ask your potential attorney to share with you some of his/her more recent cases and their outcomes. They should be able to reference several cases without hesitation.



Personal and Professional Service:

Although attorneys rely on their legal staff to carry out daily tasks relating to a client's case, the attorney you select should be the attorney who handles your case for all official legal matters. It is also important to hire an attorney who returns phone calls promptly, and is able to answer your questions thoroughly and easily. This requirement applies to their legal assistants as well. During the first few weeks of representation, you should have a good feel for how responsive your attorney's office is. This would be the best time to consider whether you want to continue allowing them to represent you. Read the contract before signing, and make sure there is a clause allowing you to discontinue representation if not satisfied with your attorney's performance.


Depth of Knowledge in Personal Injury Law:

Make sure that the attorney has handled many similar cases in the past. An attorney who advertises they handle family law or criminal cases might not always be the best person to handle your auto accident or product liability claim. At The Law Offices of Casey W. Stevens, we are able to show clients an extensive case list dating back for several years that represents former personal injury and wrongful death clients. All clients, we might ad, that we still remember. Many of them we still hear from today.


Fees:

Most of the time, injury and death cases are handled on a contingency fee basis. This means, if they are not able to secure compensation for your case, you will owe them nothing for their services. Be sure your attorney has some language pertaining to contingency fees in their contract.


It is important never to hire an attorney who contacts you before you have contacted him (AKA ambulance chasers). This behavior is unethical and should be reported to the Georgia Bar at once.

Contact The Law Offices of Casey W. Stevens for free legal advice at 770-408-6364 - relating to any of the issues below:

Car Accidents
Trucking Accidents
Motorcycle Accidents
Drunk Driving Accidents
Pedestrian / Bicycle Accidents
Boating and Maritime Accidents
Medical Malpractice
Medical Malpractice
Birth Injuries
Neck Surgery
Back Surgery
Arthroscopic Surgeries
Scarring & Disfigurement
Pharmacy Errors
Work-Related Accidents
Construction Negligence
Construction Injury
Workers’ Compensation
Initial Workers Compensation Claims
Denied Workers Compensation Claims / Appeals
Catastrophic Injuries and Fatalities
Wrongful Death
Traumatic Brain Injury
Amputation
Burn Injuries
Nursing Home / Daycare Negligence
Nursing Home Negligence / Abuse
Daycare Negligence
Property Owner Negligence
Unsafe Property
Building Code Violations
Negligent Security
Slip and Falls
Dog Bites
Defective Products
Products Liability

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