If you have had an accident that was caused through not fault of your own, it is important that you make a legal claim against either your employer, local government, or whoever else was at fault for your injury. This is about more than just getting a pay out for the injuries sustained, it is really about making people take responsibility for their actions and ensuring that something like this can not happen again. I had an accident at work 3 years ago because of the negligence of someone else, and I was lucky enough to find a Boise accident lawyer who really had my best interest at heart, and worked tirelessly to get me the result that I was looking for.
Finding a lawyer in this field is not always easy and if you have found yourself in this unfortunate situation, here is what you need to do in order to get yourself the best legal representation.
Whilst many law firms may be a Jack of all trades, I have always felt that it is best to use a legal team which specialises in your particular predicament. Injury lawyers are everywhere and so once you have made the decision to go specialist, it is time to whittle down your options.
Online you an find a long list of accident injury lawyers in your geographical area and you can also find out a great amount of information about them. Using the internet you can see the firm’s level of success, cases won, reviews which other clients have left, as well as gaining a further understanding of the practice. Use the information which you find online to further narrow down your choices, until you have a top 3 or 4 to choose between. I would recommend finding a firm which is close to home as you may have to go in several times during the process.
Meet and Greet
Once you have your list of the top 3 or 4 choices, it is time to make some appointments with each one, so that you can see how you feel about the firm, and their intentions. Remember that this is not only about whether or not the firm think that they can win your case, it is also about feeling comfortable with your legal time, and believing that they are looking after your interests. During the meeting make sure that you ask pertinent questions about cases which they have worked on before that are similar to yours, the process in general and get an idea for how comfortable you feel with them.
The final decision maker will come down to the cost of the legal firm’s services. In most cases for accident claims, a legal team will only take it on if they think that they can win, and these will be a no-win no-fee deal. This is all well and good but using this approach, lawyers can hide the actual costs of winning the case. Make sure that you understand how much each firm in your list charges, before you make the final decision.