Tips & Tricks – How TO Choose A Personal Injury Attorney
September 26, 2011
After an injury either resulting from the negligent act of another person, or on a job injury, or resulting from a careless medical provider, the most important decision to make is deciding on who will represent your interests against the insurance companies who vehemently will protect their insured and their own pocket book.
There are many places to start–most local Bar Associations have a lawyer Referral Service. In Chicago, the Chicago Bar Association‘s Lawyer Referral Service is well known and well established. The way it works is that after having contacted the CBA they will put you in touch with an attorney practicing personal injury law. You then contact that attorney and find out whether the proposed attorney is a good fit to take on your case.
Other methods are looking for attorneys online. There are a plethora of online lawyer referral services. It is important that you do not get discouraged by the number of proposed attorneys in any given area. It takes a few hours of good research to find the attorney with whom you feel most comfortable and who has the experience and credentials to put you at ease and be assured that your case will be properly prosecuted.
In that process, it is important that you look at the attorney’s background, the list of his or her achievements and verdicts/settlement obtained in other similar cases–bearing in mind that legal cases are heavily fact oriented and so past result can never be indicated of future results, but they can provide a glimpse into the extent of the attorneys dedication to his work.
It is also important to personally interview the attorney. Ask all relevant questions, ask follow up questions so as to become comfortable with the attorney and the way he or she communicates wit you. These personal consultations are generally free and you do not have any obligation to sign anything at then end of that consultation if you are not convinced that the attorney you are talking to is not the One.
If you or a loved one has been a victim of personal injury in Chicago or the surrounding area, contact or call us at 312-252-5252 for a free no obligation consultation to discuss your legal options.