When you've been injured in a car accident or due to another person's negligence, you deserve to be compensated. However, choosing an attorney to represent you can be difficult because many attorneys tend to seem alike. It's important for you to know that choosing a personal injury lawyer should be a carefully considered decision, unfortunately some people select a lawyer faster than they would choose a new pair of shoes. A good or bad lawyer can be a life altering decision. Here are some criteria you should consider when interviewing potential personal injury lawyers:
- How long have they been practicing personal injury law? There are no specific California specialty certifications for a personal injury attorney like family or bankruptcy lawyers, so anyone can claim to be an expert.
- Have they represented a client similar to your case, if so what was the outcome? Past results never predict future success, but it would be helpful if you knew that your attorney is familiar with your exact type of case.
- Have they been to trial? Over 90% of accident & injury cases settle out of court, the ones that go to trial are particularly difficult and require not just a skilled negotiator, but a strategist, orator and closer.