Finding the right personal injury lawyer can be a challenging task. If you’ve been injured, you may find yourself overwhelmed in the face of mounting medical bills and unsure when—or if—life will ever go back to normal.
You may know that to start rebuilding your life and seek the compensation you deserve for your injuries, you’ll need a lawyer on your side who knows and understands the law, and who can fight effectively for you. The question is—how do you find that lawyer?
Ask friends and family:
Most people trust their friends and family. If you have a friend or family member who has been injured and successfully filed a personal injury claim, ask that person about their experience with the lawyer they hired. This can be a great way to begin to create a list of attorneys you may want to consider for your case. Remember though: this should only be a starting point. Before choosing a personal injury lawyer, you'll want to do a bit more of your own research too.
Do your research:
Fortunately, in today’s digital world, it is easier to obtain information than ever before. You can search for attorneys through legal directories, where you can often read about the attorney’s experience, education, and fee structure, not to mention recommendations and reviews by those who retained the attorney previously. Often, you can also find referral services online, including from local bar associations and other groups that keep lists of attorneys based upon their practice areas.
Schedule a Consultation:
The importance of this step can’t be overstated. Reading about someone online can be helpful, but it is no substitute for a conversation where you can ask questions and obtain the information that you need. When you speak in person or over the phone, you’ll be able to get a feel for the attorney’s personality and whether you might work well together. Many legal teams will offer a free initial consultation, and it is important to take advantage of that service. You’ll be able to ask questions about things like:
- Fee structure and billing policies;
- Experience practicing in the area of personal injury law;
- How many cases like yours that the attorney has successfully handled;
- Philosophy of practice;
- Who will be working on your case—whether one attorney or a team;
- How your attorney will communicate with you and how often;
- And more.
Call Morgan and Morgan Today
Although there are many personal injury claims filed each year, only one of those claims is your claim—and to you, it’s the most important one there is.
You deserve a team of attorneys who will treat it that way and who will fight for the compensation you deserve. At Morgan and Morgan, we are that team. We treat every client like family, because to us, you are. We are truly a firm that is for the People—and we’re here for you.
At Morgan and Morgan, we are proud of our record of success and of winning more than $15 billion in compensation on behalf of our clients. Our talented, hardworking team of more than 800 attorneys and 3,000 team members is here to help and ready to get started on your case. If you’re ready to take the first step toward a better, brighter chapter ahead, call us today for a free, no-risk case evaluation. Remember, we only get paid when you do.
We look forward to fighting for you.