How to Choose a Car Accident Lawyer
April 30th, 2019 by McNeely | Stephenson
You know you deserve payment for the injuries you’ve suffered in a car accident, but you have no earthly idea where to begin. There are countless television commercials, radio advertisements and billboards looming over your daily commute that tell you to call a law office if you’ve been injured, but can you trust these ads?
If you’re wondering how to choose a car accident lawyer in Southern Indiana, then you should keep a few basic things in mind. First, let’s review the absolute essentials when picking an attorney. Then, we’ll look at how to refine your search to find the best fit for your case.
The first thing you’ll want to look for when hiring a car accident attorney is a lawyer that can practice in your state. For example, if your car accident happened in Iowa, look for an attorney who can practice in Iowa. At McNeely Stephenson, we have attorneys that are licensed to practice in both Indiana and Kentucky so we can serve our clients on both sides of the river.
Next, make sure the attorney handles personal injury cases, particularly those involving car accidents. Many attorneys have websites (like the one you’re on now) where they list the types of cases they handle. A tax attorney won’t do you much good in a car accident case. Fortunately, finding out an attorney’s practice areas usually requires only a visit to a website or, at most, a brief call to the firm.
Finding the Right Fit
Now that you know you need an attorney who handles car accidents and is licensed to practice in your state, you can begin to home in on the right candidate. You can sometimes view an attorney’s achievements by browsing their website. Firms often list testimonials from clients and the past results they’ve earned during their career.
If you know people that have been through similar situations as yours, then ask them who represented them and whether they were happy with the result. Word of mouth can be a powerful tool to help find the right attorney.
Last, look for a law firm that offers free consultations. This is a common practice among personal injury law firms, and it gives you the opportunity to have your story heard by an experienced attorney and to receive an initial assessment of your claim. See whether you feel comfortable with the firm and like what they have to say.
Finding the right attorney to handle your car accident case might seem challenging, but it doesn’t need to be an unpleasant experience. Use the resources you have available, and don’t feel obligated to settle for a law firm that doesn’t meet your standards.
If you’ve been involved in a car accident in New Albany, Indiana, or anywhere in the Kentuckiana region, we encourage you to contact McNeely Stephenson to learn more about our services. We want to help clients get the payment they deserve. Let us tell you why we’re the right firm for your case.
Contact McNeely Stephenson today to schedule your free, no-obligation consultation.