Three Tips for Choosing a Car Accident Attorney
If you were involved in a car accident due to someone else’s negligence that resulted in injuries or damages, you may feel overwhelmed. You may be facing medical bills, pain from your injuries, loss of wages due to your inability to return to work, and property damage. You may be considering hiring an attorney to help you through this process and ensure that your legal rights are protected. The following are three tips for making the decision regarding your selection of a car accident attorney.
Tip #1: Advocate
If you were in a car accident, you need someone who will be able to build a strong case and advocate for your rights. Determining liability is extremely important to your case and will be the foundation upon which you will decide who owes you compensation for your injuries. Oftentimes, expert witnesses are needed for not only your medical injuries but also to reconstruct the car accident itself. The expert testimony in a case can lead to greater compensation for medical bills, property damage, pain and suffering, and lost wages. Your car accident attorney should be able to conduct an independent investigation of your accident and your injuries and advocate for all of your rights, and file your personal injury claim in a timely manner, in order to ensure that those legal rights are protected.
Tip # 2: Versatile
While having expertise in one particular field of law is important, it is also important to understand several aspects of law to form a comprehensive picture of your case. If you were injured in a car accident, you will have to rely on personal injury law, as well as possible product liability law, and understand the specialization of car accident law. Your attorney should be able to build a strong personal injury case based on their ability to deal with medical professionals, insurance companies, other attorneys, witnesses, and experts.
Tip # 3: Experienced
At the end of the day, experience matters. Your financial health, physical health, and future are dependent on the results of your personal injury case. You should have someone who has not only your best interest in mind but also has the experience to ensure that your rights are protected and you receive the compensation you are owed.
Experience can be found beyond the number of years an attorney has practiced law. Along with word of mouth references are the accolades or awards received from their industry or peers. If an attorney is a strong member of the community and has advocated successfully for their clients, they will be able to prove that through the recognition that they have received.
Contact Our Legal Team Today
If you were in a car accident, contact our versatile and experienced team of attorneys who will advocate for your rights. Don’t hesitate to contact the personal injury attorneys at the O’Donnell Law Offices serving clients in Kingston, Wilkes-Barre, Hazleton and Pittston. There is no fee or costs until we win your case.