Tips for Hiring a Lawyer after a Car Accident
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Hire the Best Car Accident Lawyer After a Crash
After a car accident, you need to file a claim with an insurance company for compensation.
Something that may significantly improve the outcome of your claim is working with an experienced attorney.
There are many personal injury lawyers in South Carolina - choosing the right one for you is important.
As you begin the process of finding the right attorney for the job, here are eight tips to keep in mind.
1. Choose a Lawyer Knowledgeable in Car Accident Claims Like Yours
Not all car accidents are the same, and the type of investigation that’s necessary, or the approach for building the case, may differ drastically from case-to-case. That’s why you need an attorney who is familiar with car accident claims like yours. For example, if you’ve been in a head-on collision, don’t choose a lawyer who focuses on rear-end accidents.
2. Check for Qualifications
Review a lawyer’s qualifications prior to hiring. Are they South Carolina bar certified? For how many years have they been practicing? Where did they go to law school? Are they in good standing?
3. Ask About Wins vs. Losses
Obviously, you want a lawyer who has a track record of success. Ask about
the lawyer’s win vs. loss record, and ask if the lawyer can share details of any specific cases—especially those like yours—with you.
4. Consider a Lawyer Who’s Gone Before a Jury
While most car accident claims settle out of court, some do go before a jury. If your case requires litigation, having an attorney who has courtroom experience and has won jury verdicts, is important.
5. Ask About How the Lawyer Charges
How your lawyer plans to charge you is one of the most important things you should consider. A good personal injury attorney will always offer you a free case consultation before taking on your claim, and should never charge upfront or hourly fees; instead, choose a lawyer who works on a contingency fee basis.
6. Choose Someone Near You
You will likely need to meet with your lawyer various times over the course of your claim. That means that choosing an attorney located nearby can save time when it comes to traveling. This might be especially important if your injuries preclude you from going very far.
7. Meet Them in Person First
Phone consultations are a great start, but before you hire someone, we recommend meeting them in person first. This will give you a better understanding of the dynamic that exists between the two of you, and how you will work together in the future.
8. Read Reviews
Finally, don’t be afraid to do a little digging and read reviews about the attorney. What do past clients have to say? Have experiences generally been positive or negative?
Call the Peace Law Firm Today
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