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Choosing the Right Personal Injury Lawyer

By Christopher Coble, Esq. on November 30, 2015 12:58 PM

If you've been injured in an accident, you may be thinking of filing a lawsuit. And few things are as important to a lawsuit as your lawyer. Finding and hiring the right attorney can seem like a daunting task, especially if you don't know where to look or what you're looking for.

If you're starting here, rest assured you're looking at the best directory for personal injury lawyers. And with a few tips on what makes a good personal injury lawyer, you can find the right one for your situation.

Experience

Obviously, the more lawsuits an attorney has under her belt, the better she's going to be. When talking to personal injury lawyers about your case, be sure to inquire about their past cases and outcomes. And be aware that not every personal injury claim is successful, so if an attorney tells you they've never lost a case, that may be a red flag concerning their experience or trustworthiness.

Expertise

Not all personal injury claims are the same. And there are personal injury lawyers that specialize in certain cases. Workers' compensation claims are very different from products liability claims, and the elements needed to prove defamation are very different from those needed to prove fault in a car accident. Not only do you want to ensure that you're personal injury attorney has experience, but also that he has expertise in your type of claim.

Expense

The question of how much a lawyer costs is always a main concern. Sometimes a great combination of experience and expertise can make an attorney more expensive. But not all lawyers have the same legal fees. For instance, some personal injury lawyers will charge based on a contingency fee basis whereby the lawyers will only get paid a percentage of the amount awarded in the case.

If you've been injured and are considering a lawsuit, you should consult with an experienced personal injury attorney about your case.

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