Once you’ve decided that you need to hire a lawyer, it can be tempting to call the first one you see in an ad or hire your friend’s uncle who has “some experience” with car accident cases. Just like you would if you were hiring someone to repair your car or fix your sink, you need to do some research to find potential candidates. Furthermore, if you’re unsure about whether a lawyer is legitimate, you need to know what to look for to see if they are the right person for your case.
No two lawyers are the same and each attorney has his or her own style, but they all have the shared goal of winning. Rather than hiring the “best” lawyer, focus on hiring the best lawyer for you. Below we break down how to find your ideal lawyer alongside what to do once you’ve hired one.