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2 Things to Consider when Looking for an Atlanta Personal Injury Attorney

The days and weeks after a serious accident can difficult. In many cases, victims are experiencing physical pain and are stressed out about how they are going to be able to cover their medical expenses and when they will be able to return to work. As if these issues were not enough, the process of trying to find a personal injury attorney can require victims to sort through hundreds of different advertisements and listings to find the best lawyer for them.

One of the main difficulties that many accident victims have in choosing a lawyer is figuring out exactly what to look for in an attorney. Even the most cursory search for a personal injury lawyer will establish that they invariably offer free consultations and will represent your rights “aggressively.” Fortunately, there are certain things that legal consumers can look for to make sure they are hiring the attorney that is best for them. Two of these are discussed below.

An Attorney’s Experience

The practice of law is an extremely varied and lawyers who practice in one area may only have a superficial understanding of how to work with clients in a different area of law. Just like you wouldn’t have your mechanic look at your plumbing, you wouldn’t want a lawyer that does most DUI defense to represent you after an accident. After an accident, you should try and find a lawyer who practices primarily in personal injury law and ideally one who has represented clients injured in accidents like yours in the past.

Accessibility

One of the most common complaints legal consumers have regarding their attorneys is a lack of communication. When you are considering hiring a personal injury lawyer, ask questions regarding how he or she will communicate with you, such as whether you will have the attorney’s personal cell phone number and email or if you will be communicating mostly with staff. The answer to these questions may inform your decision about who to retain and set expectations for both parties.

If you have been hurt in an accident, you should have your case reviewed by an Atlanta personal injury lawyer as soon as possible. To schedule a free consultation with one of our lawyers, call Boling Rice LLC today or send us an email through our online contact form.

1http://www.americanbar.org/groups/public_education/resources/law_issues_for_consumers/personalinjury.html

2http://apps.americanbar.org/lpm/lpt/articles/mtt05041.html

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