How Do You Find the Right Personal Injury Attorney?

If you have been injured in an accident, you are already dealing with medical bills, pain and suffering, and worry about how you will take care of your family.  On top of all that, you are faced with making a choice about the right attorney to represent you.  How do you choose the right personal injury attorney for your case in order to be sure that your interests, and those of your family, are protected?

How To Choose The Right Attorney

Choosing the right attorney for your case is not as simple as doing a web search.  This is one of the most important decisions you will ever make, so it is critical that you take your time and think about your choice.  Here are some tips to help you make a good decision about your personal injury attorney:

  • Think about your specific needs. Some attorneys have a reputation for handling certain types of cases well.  If your injury is the result of a car accident, you want an attorney who has plenty of experience handling vehicle accident cases.  On the other hand, if your case involves a defective product, it is a good idea to look for an attorney with a history of good settlements in product liability cases.  Just like doctors, personal injury attorneys tend to focus their efforts on specific areas of the law, making them better able to isolate the issues in your case.
  • Listen to former clients. While it is always wise to read reviews and talk to friends, the best source of information about a personal injury attorney comes from his or her track record.  If the attorney can produce a long list of satisfied former clients who recovered compensation in their cases, the chances are that he or she is a good choice for your case.  On the other hand, an attorney who advertises extensively but cannot produce a list of settlements may not be the best choice.
  • Meet the attorney and talk. In the end, this relationship with your personal injury attorney is going to be a long and hopefully productive one.  Meet the attorney and discuss your case.  See if the lawyer is willing to answer your questions and is patient in working with you to help you understand your options.  If your attorney is too busy to talk to you, he or she will probably be too busy when it comes to handling your case, as well!

At Barber & Associates, we work hard to ensure that we are the right attorney for your personal injury case.  For decades, we have been serving the people of Alaska and giving them the representation they need to protect themselves and their families and to collect the maximum amount of compensation possible for their cases.  Our caring, professional attorneys are here to help you make the right decisions about your case, from initial filing to settlement and beyond.  We can help you recover money to pay for your medical bills, lost wages, expenses, and pain and suffering.  Give us a call today to learn more.

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