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When you are choosing a personal injury attorney, meet with several before choosing one. Often, you can get a free meeting with your lawyer to discuss your case. When the consultation happens, you can learn about the potential costs. This is a good chance to compare and contrast against other consultations to see which lawyers are overcharging.
When fighting a personal injury case, a lawyer will have many curve balls thrown at him. That means that only a lawyer with an extensive history in the field of personal injury law will be able to be successful at trial. Look for a lawyer with lots of experience behind him.
Check the American Bar Association. You will likely need a good attorney when it comes time to file your case. The American Bar Association (ABA) is a great starting place. While they don't offer reviews or ratings, you can find out if a potential lawyer is in good standing or if he or she has had any disciplinary action taken.
Never hire a divorce lawyer to oversee your personal injury case. This may seem like common sense, but many people feel that the lawyer they've already dealt with is great, so why not get them to help? Instead, ask them for a referral for someone who specializes in this type of law.
Get a lawyer who specializes in personal injury cases. The law covers a vast area, so most lawyers choose to focus on a specific legal area. A real estate or divorce lawyer will be ill-equipped to handle a personal injury case effectively. If you already have a reliable lawyer who specializes in a different field, ask them for a referral to a trusted colleague who does work in personal injury.
Document your costs. Record any expenses or loss of income you incur as a result of your injury. Some of these documents may include insurance forms, medical bills, prescription receipts, and property damage repairs. If you miss work because of the injury, be sure you also document any lost wages. Document each expense as it occurs, while it is fresh in your memory.
Experiencing a little pain right after an accident is not necessarily a reason for alarm. For the most part, a little pain is normal and usually goes away. If you have persistent pain, you should consider contacting a personal injury attorney.
A personal injury can mean lost time from work, pain and suffering, and an injury that can affect your quality of life. That's why it's imperative that you pursue the proper legal channels for retribution. This article should have provided all you need to know. It may not be quick, but you will get your due.
Kenneth S. Nugent, P.C.
1 Bull Street
Savannah GA 31401