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Finding a Personal Injury Lawyer

How to Find A Personal Injury Lawyer

personal-injury-lawyerIf you were injured in an auto, motorcycle, bus, or truck accident, it will be important to have a personal injury lawyer evaluate your case and let you know whether you may be entitled to reimbursement for your damages, including medical expenses, lost wages, and pain and suffering. But finding the right personal injury lawyer can be a difficult challenge. You may have seen large web sites that show information about hundreds of attorneys side-by-side, the idea being that you can ‘comparison shop’ attorneys online.  But what might not be clear to you is that often lawyers pay thousands of dollars per year to be listed in those directories, or to get “featured” in those directories.  Just because someone is listed or highlighted in a directory site does not mean that person is the right Attorney for you, it might just mean that they paid a lot of money to the web site owner. So what can you do to find the right Attorney?

Your Personal Injury Attorney Should Talk To You

This may seem obvious, but the reality is that when you call a huge personal injury law firm you might never actually speak to an Attorney. Sometimes you are talking with assistants or paralegals, but the only person who can truly provide you with legal advice about your case is a licensed Attorney. When you make your first call to the firm, or leave your first message, does the Attorney himself call you back?

Your Personal Injury Lawyer Should Evaluate Your Case

It doesn’t take long for a qualified attorney to evaluate a personal injury case and let you know the likelihood of winning or settling your case. This initial evaluation can be done quickly by phone, and avoid wasting your precious time with an office visit if your case is one where it would be difficult or impossible to win or settle in your favor.  On the other hand, if your initial Attorney call suggests you might have a good case, the Attorney should schedule you for an in-person meeting.

Your Personal Injury Attorney Should Meet You In Person

If you talked with your Attorney by phone and discovered that you may have a case on which you can recover your damages, then the Attorney should schedule you for an in-person meeting. This can occur at the Attorney’s Office, your home, or a hospital or rehab center, depending on your situation. If your Attorney doesn’t plan to meet you personally, you should consider another Attorney.

Your Personal Injury Attorney Should Have Time For You

If your initial contacts with a personal injury lawyer make you feel like he doesn’t have time for you, or doesn’t want to talk to you, he may not be the right lawyer for you. If he doesn’t make time for you before he takes your case, don’t plan on him taking the time necessary to properly evaluate your case and prepare it for trial and settlement. If you’re not getting the communication you want at the beginning, consider that a warning sign and move on.

Philosophy at Carroll Injury Law Center

We represent clients who have been injured in an accident within the state of Virginia. But our firm only takes on a limited number of cases at once.  By doing this, we are able to devote significant time & attention to each case and each client. We prepare every case for trial, but strive to get a good outcome for our clients by settlement when appropriate. Since we take only a limited number of cases, please call us to find out if we have current availability for new clients.  One of our qualified personal injury attorneys will give you a free telephone evaluation of your case, and you can decide whether we are the right Virginia personal injury firm for you.