In the moments following an auto accident, there may be many thoughts racing through your mind. While the safety of yourself and others involved is at the forefront of your mind, there are also many other duties that require attention following a car accident—especially when you believe that your accident was caused by the negligence of another person.
If you’ve already decided that a personal injury attorney is necessary, the next step is to find the right attorney for your case. While we’re sure the last thing you want to do after being injured in an accident is to search for an attorney with the proper requirements, it is a very crucial step in recovering and receiving the compensation you deserve.
We will provide some of the key things to look for when looking to hire an auto accident attorney.
Look for a Trusted Attorney
When looking for an attorney for your claim, it is important to look for one that is trusted by its client base and community. When looking for an attorney online, reviews are one of the best tools to use to decide the quality of service the firm provides. If you believe you found an attorney you like, be sure to check their Facebook and Google reviews page.
You will want to find a highly rated firm, like Ahearne Law Firm:
Compose a List of Questions
It is important to note that many firms, like Ahearne Law Firm, provide potential clients with free case evaluations. During this time it is important for you to get out any questions you may have for your attorney. Preparing a list of your questions will ensure you don’t miss any details.
Ask About the Firm
It’s important to understand what your attorney practices and if they have a strong understanding of auto accident lawsuits. Some questions you may want to ask include:
How long have you been in practice?
How much of your practice includes auto accident claims?
How many cases do you settle? How many go to trial?
Do you often deal with cases similar to mine?
Have you represented individuals with injuries similar to my own?
Are you a member of any bar associations or organizations?
Don’t feel as if any of these questions are too personal to ask. If your potential attorney isn’t willing to answer these questions, this may be a red flag to watch out for. This is a very important decision you will make and it is an attorneys job to make you feel welcomed, and ensure the best possible outcome for you.
Ask the Attorney Their Opinion
After explaining your case and asking about the firm and attorney, you should ask the attorney their opinion on your claim. A few questions to ask are:
What is the financial compensation I can realistically expect?
How long can you expect this case to take?
What are some factors that work against my case? For my case?
While it is not possible to provide a definitive answer, a qualified personal injury attorney should be able to answer these questions with an educated estimate.
Speak With Ahearne Law Firm
Don’t allow the negligence of another person to change the way you live. At Ahearne Law Firm, we have many years of experience working with our clients to help them receive the compensation they deserve. Allow us to help you get your life back to what it was.
Call (845) 763-4100 today to schedule your free consultation.