When you are injured in an accident that was not your fault, you are encouraged to seek compensation with the help of a qualified and experienced personal injury lawyer. According to some reports, Florida is the state with the second-highest number of reported workplace injuries in the country. While workplace injuries are among the most common culprits behind personal injury claims, they also include injuries sustained in car accidents, boat accidents, medical malpractice, animal bites and defective or dangerous products.
Regardless of how or why you were injured, here are some tips for finding the right personal injury lawyer to take on your case.
Ask for recommendations
The best way to find a reputable personal injury lawyer is to ask other people who have filed personal injury claims for guidance based on their experience. If someone you trust recommends a lawyer, you will likely feel a lot more comfortable proceeding than if you conducted a random Google search and clicked on the first result that popped up.
Know what questions to ask
Vital questions to ask all potential personal injury lawyers include:
- What is your experience in dealing with cases like mine?
- What results have you managed to obtain in relation to these cases in recent times?
- Are you fully licensed?
- Can I see your Curriculum Vitae (resume) showing your qualifications and experience?
Meeting your potential lawyers face-to-face is essential. After all, it does not matter how qualified a lawyer may be – if something does not feel right in your ‘gut’, it is worthwhile to continue your search until you feel 100% confident in your choice.
Read through and analyze the contract
Ensure that you understand every single clause included in your contract before signing it. Ask for clarification if there is anything that you do not understand. One particular aspect to watch out for is the inclusion of hidden fees/costs.
Get in touch with Sokoloff & Weinstein Attorneys at Law to set up a consultation with a personal injury lawyer or a personal injury car accident lawyer in Palm Beach county. We look forward to assisting you with your case.