Three Important Steps to Follow When Choosing an Auto Accident Lawyer

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When the time comes to find a lawyer, it can be an extremely stressful process. Everything we remember about lawyers goes right out the window after a traumatic car accident. Suddenly, the only thing that comes to mind is the poster on the back of buses and subway cars that our eyes wandered to every so often. Although, this is not always the best way to go about finding an auto accident lawyer after an accident, here’s how to go about it the right way:


  1. Make Appointments With Several Lawyers

    When choosing an auto accident lawyer, it’s important to shop around for lawyers, as the lawyer on the subway poster might not have the qualifications you expected from him/her. Ask your lawyer a number of questions that you’ve prepared beforehand to decide whether or not this person would be the best fit for you and your case.


  2. Do Your Research

It’s time to play detective and check out your lawyer’s background to see how their track record pans out. A lawyer might have an extensive educational background, but lose every case in court. Just because your lawyer went to the best school in the country, does not make them the best lawyer. Make sure to do your research before you begin choosing an auto accident lawyer that will represent you and your case.


       3. Get Recommendations

Ask around for recommendations from friends, family, coworkers, etc. to point you in the direction of a lawyer you can trust. It is important that you trust your lawyer and feel comfortable telling them every detail of your case honestly.  Recommendations can really help move along the process of finding a lawyer. If you don’t have any personal recommendations, do more research and find opinions from others to help make your decision easier.


So next time you’re dozing off on the subway and get a glimpse of an auto accident lawyer on a poster, remember that there are other ways to find the perfect lawyer when the time comes. A car accident can leave you stressed out, emotionally bankrupt, and financially insecure. A lawyer will deal with your insurance company directly, so that you are left to recover from the trauma, without the stress involved.


Finding a lawyer does not have to be a painful process. Remember to make appointments with several lawyers and ask them as many questions as you can (that are relevant to you and your case of course). Also do your research beforehand, and get recommendations from your friends and family. By following through with these simple steps, you will be sure to find a lawyer who fits your personality and case.


Book a free consultation with a Sokoloff lawyer of your choice today to get the process started!