5 Things to Consider Before You Choose a Personal Injury Attorney
If you’re in a place where you’ve been hurt as a result of the carelessness or negligence of another party, you may be entitled to receive compensation for your injuries. This is especially true if you’re dealing with an ever-growing pile of medical bills, loss of wages and/or disability.
The best way to ensure you’ll receive the highest level of compensation possible is to hire a personal injury attorney.
Below are the top 5 things you should consider when you’re looking for legal representation.
Experience is a must
Your Naples law firm should have a lot of experience in helping clients with cases that are similar to yours. Be sure to ask the attorney you’re speaking with to share some information about some of their prior personal injury cases.
Check the state bar website
The state bar website will tell you if the attorney you’re speaking with has been subject to prior disciplinary action, suspensions or complaints. It’s always best to work with an experienced attorney who has a clean record.
Don’t be afraid to check out online reviews
Online reviews can be an invaluable resource when it comes to determining prior clients’ experience with a given attorney. If the attorney in question has a lot of bad or one-star reviews, you should see that as a red flag.
Ask friends or family members if they can provide you with a referral
If you have a coworker who had a positive experience with their personal injury attorney, it never hurts to ask for a referral. The same holds true for friends or family members who may have received a prior personal injury settlement.
If you know one or more lawyers, you can ask them if they can point you in a good direction.
Ask the personal injury attorney about their fee structure
Most Naples law firms that deal with personal injury cases will accept clients on contingency, which means that the attorney’s fees will not need to be paid until when and if you win your case.
Other firms, however, will charge you by the hour. Ask lots of questions about the law firm’s fee structure so you can make the best and most informed decision.
Personal injury attorney you can trust
If you’ve been injured in a Naples car accident or slip and fall, or if you’ve been injured as a result of medical malpractice or an animal attack, call our office today at 239-649-8050 to schedule a free consultation.