Finding a quality car accident lawyer to work with you is more important than you might think. If you have recently been injured in a car accident, then you are going to want a lawyer who can represent your best interests so you can focus on recovery. If you’ve never had to look for a lawyer before, then you may not know what qualities to look for in a good lawyer.
A good car accident lawyer is going to be able to make sure all the right paperwork is filed, provide legal advice, determine accurate settlement estimates, collect evidence to strengthen your case, negotiate with insurance adjusters, and be able to represent you in court if necessary. To ensure that you find the right lawyer for you, we’ve compiled a list of qualities below according to our friends at Norris Law.
- Clear Communication
Any good lawyer will make it easy for you to understand what they will do to help you with your case. They will give you clear information about the process, fees, values, and anything else you may need answers to. If you have questions, they should also be direct and to the point without leaving you with more questions than answers. They should also be able to make sure that you understand everything that is going on despite the legal jargon that is often used. If you find they cannot provide clear insight into their practice during the initial conversation, there is a good chance you will have issues communicating with them.
- Engaged Conversation
A good lawyer is going to be interested in your case. If you have a lawyer that is not engaged, they will only put the minimum amount of required effort into it. This can mean you end up getting a smaller settlement than you could’ve gotten had they put their entire focus into your case. A good lawyer has many detailed questions about your case and what your legal goals are.
You should ask your lawyer about their experience. Make sure they have specific experience in handling car accident cases similar to yours. You will also need to make sure that they have experienced arguing cases in court. Lawyers who don’t have experience in court often try to settle outside of court, which could mean that you end up getting a smaller supplement.
- Organized Office Space
The more organized their office space looks, the more organized they probably are. If they have to shuffle through piles of paper in order to find what they’re looking for while the staff struggles to handle incoming calls, they are likely overwhelmed and not very organized. That doesn’t reflect well on their ability to handle your case along with all the others that they may have.
We hope this list helps and if you have more questions, we suggest reaching out to a car accident lawyer for more information.