How To Find a Personal Injury Lawyer In Your Area
If you’ve had an accident at work, suffered an injury on public property, been involved in a car accident or one of many other unfortunate mishaps, then you may very well be wanting the expert assistance of a lawyer that specializes in compensation for personal injuries.
How do you go about locating just the right law firm for you and your particular case?
That’s what we’ll cover in this post.
You Want a Specialist
There’s little point in hiring the services of a family law firm when seeking compensation for personal injury. You want to team up with someone who specializes in this field and understands the law when it comes to compensation cases.
If you’re going through a divorce, hire a family lawyer. If you’re seeking compensation for injury, hire a personal injury lawyer.
Seek Personal Recommendations First
You want to find a law firm that’s easy and fair to deal with and one that knows its stuff when it comes to personal injury compensation and the law that surrounds it.
Do you know of anyone that has recently filed a case for compensation? If so, ask them which law firm they hired and what they were like.
Word of mouth referrals from friends, family and others you know are often the best way to find what you need. Not only can this help you find a quality law firm, but it can also help keep you away from the not so good ones, if a friend had a bad experience with a particular firm, for example.
Make Use of the Internet
Failing knowing anyone who can personally recommend a good lawyer to you, an easy way to find a list of possible candidates is to go online.
If you’re located in NSW, search for something like NSW compensation lawyers in your local area. It’s probably best to add the name of your town or city, or even the suburb.
No doubt your search results will give you a decent list of law firms to check into. Eradicate any that are not specialists in the field of personal injury and compensation law, and also ignore any firms that are new to the game.
It’s not that you couldn’t give a new firm a go, but you really want to know you’re dealing with a firm that has a lot of experience so you can be confident your case will get the very best result.
Do Some Further Research On Your Candidates
On their websites, look at their “About” pages and see how long they’ve been practicing for, and how much experience they have in personal injury and compensation.
Take advantage of the internet again and see if you can find anyone online who has personally had experience with the law firm in question and what that experience was like overall – positive or negative.
When it comes to testimonials on a business website, it can be hard to tell if those testimonials are genuine or not. What you really are looking for are reviews and testimonials that are independent and in no way related to the law firm’s website.
This will give you a far more accurate picture of what the firm is truly like to deal with.
Do They Offer a “No Win No Fee” Policy?
Some law firms will pitch the no win no fee deal to get you to sign on with them, or at the very least offer a free trial period to try out their services and get to know them and how they can really help you.
These are good deals to take advantage of as they minimise the monetary risk to you and, if you find the firm you chose simply isn’t making any headway with your case, for whatever reason, you can collect your file and take it to a different lawyer without incurring major costs in the process.
It’s well worth putting some time and effort into searching for the right law firm for you. Dealing with a personal injury and compensation claim can be stressful, so you want to team up with a firm that reduces your stress levels and not adds to them.