The law limits the time that victims have to file a law suit after an injury. This is referred to as the statute of limitations and it can bar recovery for injuries if the law suit is not filed in time. This is why victims need to seek professional legal representation as soon as possible after an accident.
There are hundred and thousands of personal injury attorneys out there. So how do you go about finding the right one? This is where J. Price McNamara can help. Our skilled and experienced attorneys can help guide you through the legal process and get you the compensation you need to help you right now. With your needs in mind, we have created this list of the top 8 tips for finding a personal injury attorney that best suits your legal needs.
1) Choose An Attorney Who Is Experienced In The Area You Of Law That You Need
A personal injury attorney can mean that the attorney handles a broad variety of legal issues. You will also find that many attorneys have multiple areas of law that they handle in their practice. Clients should seek out a personal injury attorney that has previous experiences with your type of case. You can also ask if they have had many successful cases similar to your case.
2) Ask Family, Friends And Co-Workers For Recommendations
Friends, family and co-workers can can usually provide great personal injury attorneys in your area that have successfully handled cases just like yours. Do not be afraid to ask if they were satisfied with the representation in their case.
3) Know What Types Of Things To Look For In An Attorney
The types of things you will want in your atorney that will be handling your case are: competency, responsiveness, accessibility, passion, the ability to explain things in simple terms, attentiveness, honesty, integrity, compassion, realism and the character trait of being personable. The bottom line is that you will not want someone handling your case who isn’t responsive or who you cannot tolerate.
4) Know What Characteristics To Avoid
Avoid attorneys that: fail to pay or ignore court bills, give you unrealistic guarantees, fail to return your calls, have uncontrolled temper or anger issues, or attorneys that do not listen to your requests.
5) Have A List of Questions Ready
Before meeting with your potential attorney, be sure to have a list of relevant questions to ask them about your case. Here are some important questions to consider:
- How many legal professionals will be working on my case?
- What is your specialized area of the law?
- How long do you think my case will take to resolve?
- What do you anticipate the cost will be for my case?
- What sort of payment do you expect? Do you work on a contingent basis?
- Have you ever been disciplined or suspended from practice of the law?
- What types of hurdles if any do anticipate for my case?
6) Be Sure To Get A Free Consultations
Most qualified attorneys will offer a free case review to determine the basic facts about your case. In most cases, a free consultations will help you determine whether or not you have a case worth pursuing. Good attorneys will always tell you what your chances of success are in the most honest terms.
7) Feel Free To Honestly Interview Your Attorney
Law suits can be expensive and complicated. This is why it is so important to use office visits to interview your attorney and make your final judgment based on your complete impression. Additionally, do not be afraid to interview multiple attorneys for your case, and compare their experiences, specializations and responses to your case questions.
8) Be Sure You Read And Understand Everything From Your Attorney
It is absolutely critical that your read and review your attorney’s legal contract, as well as any other paperwork you receive from their office. It is also important to understand all terms and conditions, and ask for clarification if there is anything you don’t understand or agree with.
Call J. Price McNamara Today For Help With Your Legal Case
Here at the law firm of J. Price McNamara, we know how important effective and aggressive legal representation is for your personal injury the outcome. If you or someone you know has been seriously injured in any kind of accident, you should need to find an experienced and effective attorney immediately. J. Price McNamara has the experience, skill and drive to fight for your legal cause and help you get the compensation you deserve for your injuries. Stop worrying about your case and let Attorney McNamara help you today. Call our practice today for your free case review The law firm of J. Price McNamara is here to help you resolve your case now.
Following graduation from Loyola Law School in New Orleans in 1990, Price McNamara served as a Federal Judicial Law Clerk to the Honorable John M Shaw, Chief Judge, United States District Court Western District of Louisiana.
Mr. McNamara founded J. Price McNamara ERISA Insurance Claim Attorney, and began putting his past experience to work for the injured and disabled clients he now represents against the insurance companies in personal injury and long term disability and other insurance disputes in both federal and state courts