Spend half an hour watching TV and a number of ads for personal injury law firms will likely be seen in this short period of time. For this reason, many individuals in need of an attorney of this type call one of these firms, never stopping to think if they are right for the case. Before hiring an attorney to handle any matter, an individual needs to do background research and meet with the attorney. Doing so helps to ensure the right person is selected for the job.
First and foremost, find out what types of cases the attorney or firm routinely handles. An accident involving a tractor trailer differs significantly from a slip and fall case. Although an experienced attorney can handle either case, one who works on this type of case regularly may have additional knowledge that will be of benefit during the case. For example, an attorney who regularly handles cases involving a tractor trailer will know which insurance companies pay out quickly and which will take the case all the way to a jury.
Next, the fees charged by different personal injury law firms will need to be taken into consideration. Most attorneys working in this field work on a contingency basis, which means they only get paid if they win the case. These attorneys usually take a percentage of the winnings, but this isn’t always the case. Furthermore, additional expenses may be charged to the client, such as document filing fees, and a person needs to know this up front. With this information, a person can feel comfortable knowing that they are receiving fair compensation and the attorney isn’t taking more than others in the area.
Edwards & Bullard Law works with clients who have been injured in an accident and can be of assistance in a wide range of cases. They can help with personal injury cases, cases involving nursing home abuse or neglect, workers’ compensation cases and more. With 29 years of experience in law, the attorneys work to protect the rights of all. Contact the office today to learn more and begin the process of filing a lawsuit. Don’t delay, as time is of the essence. You can also connect them on Facebook.