How To Look For A Lawyer After An Accident

Car accidents affect millions of Americans and their families every year. Victims’ needs include not only medical attention and rehabilitation but also compensation for the emotional and economic impact of the accident.

Pursuing legal claims for any amount of compensation can be challenging, and finding a suitable lawyer can be tricky. To help you out, we will discuss the qualities you need to look for before you entrust your case to a legal firm.

Judge By Experience

The first step to getting the best attorney for the job is to determine whether they have had the right experience. You need to work with someone who has handled personal injury claims because those cases have nuances that some lawyers may not be familiar with.

On the other hand, you do not want a lawyer who has only ever dealt with car accidents—it could be a sign that they have limited experience. It would be good to find someone who strikes a balance between experience and versatility. Look for a lawyer who has handled traffic accidents and other types of injury cases.

Ask For Client Feedback

Reviews from other clients can also be an ideal way to find out if a certain attorney is right for you. You can ask for a list of previous clients whom you can talk to about their experience with the attorney in question. It is a positive sign if your lawyer readily provides it as this may indicate confidence in the way they have handled past cases.

You can also look for online reviews of your prospective lawyer’s services. However, getting in touch with their other clients will allow you to learn more about your prospective lawyer in detail.

Assess Their Communication Skills

Lawyers tend to be generally well-spoken as discussion and argumentation is part of their job. But you should opt for someone who can explain things clearly and plainly to you. Legal processes come with a lot of jargon, so you need someone who can makes things easier for you to understand. That way, you can make smart decisions at every turn.

Your lawyer should also provide you with complete information on practical matters. Those include basic legal procedures, when to expect follow-up calls and appointments, and what legal fees to pay.

Look For Availability And Involvement

You want a lawyer who cares about your case and genuinely understands the hardships and challenges you are facing. A good lawyer would ask you detailed questions about your case and what you hope to achieve with your legal claim.

Your lawyer should also have enough time and energy to commit to your case. Even if they are handling multiple cases at once, they should make themselves available to you as much as possible.

Judging based on first impressions alone might make it hard to tell if they have this quality or not. However, it may be a good idea to ask them how often you can expect them to follow up with you, and if you can contact them any time you have an urgent question. Their response can tell you whether they keep an organized schedule that allows for consultation with each of their clients.

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I used Michael Babboni and his paralegal, Nicole Moore for a legal matter. They went above and beyond my expectations. During the entire process there was constant communication with both Michael and Nicole. They were extremely organized and on top of my case, which I am very grateful for. Michael truly had my best interests at heart and he was very genuine. I plan on referring Michael to all family and friends and will continue to use him in the future.

I dealt most with Mr. Fernandez. I didn’t know a lot about this process. He took the time to speak with me individually, in person, to explain everything. It was very helpful to actually know and understand the process and what to expect. He closed my case quickly, which was nice that it was not prolonged! I appreciated his hard work and getting me what I felt I deserved after my car accident. I highly recommend him to anyone who needs an honest and reliable lawyer to assist you with your case!

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