Sunday, 31 May 2009

Tips on Selecting the Right Personal Injury or Car Accident Lawyer

by: David Chandler
If you are in a car accident and suffer an injury, you should consult with an 
attorney. Although most people would like to do the right thing and 
compensate your for your injury, it is rarely up to the person which caused 
the injury. In fact, it will more than likely be at the discretion of the other 
person's insurance company. In addition, as we all know, insurance 
companies will do everything in their power not to offer compensation for 
your injury or offer a settlement to you way below what you would receive 
if you had hired a lawyer. If you did not know, insurance companies profit 
from this type of under compensation. 

An experienced car accident or personal injury lawyer will know how to 
negotiate with the insurance company, build your case, and take your case 
to trial if necessary. It is not advisable for you to meet personally with the 
insurance company without your lawyer present. Insurance companies will 
do everything they can to take advantage of you and will obtain 
statements from you that could jeopardize your case if you should decide 
to sue. 

Find the right lawyer can be a time consuming and challenging task. 
Usually people begin their search when they are in need of one 
immediately. A lawyer should be selected for their expertise and 
experience in car accident cases. The right lawyer will have experience in 
cases such as yours and will be able to take action immediately. The right 
lawyer will know what to do immediately without having to ¡°research your 
case¡± or check court decisions, as he/she should be familiar with your type 
of case. Selecting the right lawyer will save you time and money in the 
long run. 

Begin your search for your lawyer as soon as possible. A critical deadline 
called ¡°statue of limitations¡± and other deadlines may give you a limited 
amount of time to take legal action. 
Do no rely on advice from friends and family in choosing your lawyer, doing 
so will limit your search for the ¡°right lawyer¡±. However, if a family member 
or friend can recommend a lawyer that has work experiences in a case 
similar to yours, then act on their recommendation and make the 
appointment to meet him or her. 

The most important factor in selecting your lawyer is that you are 
comfortable speaking with him or her and that you feel that a working 
relationship can develop. A good working relationship and communication 
can be a vital key to the success of your case. 

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