How To Choose A Good Personal Injury Lawyer In South Carolina?
Posted January 25, 2023 in Personal Injury
When it comes to finding a lawyer for your personal injury claim, you may feel completely out of your element. If you have never needed to work with a lawyer, the entire process can be daunting and you may feel like just another stack of papers on someone’s desk. A good personal injury lawyer will never make you feel this way. You should feel that you are getting the time you deserve out of your meetings, you should feel heard and respected, and you should feel that it is a safe space to ask questions regarding your claim. Filing a personal injury claim can be difficult, but it doesn’t have to be. With the help of the team at Woron and Dhillon, LLC, you can know that your personal injury case is in good hands.
How do I choose a lawyer?
When you type “personal injury lawyer” into a search engine, you’re going to get hundreds of results, and that might be just in your area. So, how do you know how to whittle this list down and get a personal injury lawyer that is right for you? Unfortunately, you can only be so prepared when an accident happens to you. That said, you can be prepared for your injury case with the help of a good lawyer. To find a good personal injury lawyer, you should look at certain qualities.
- Ask about their successes. There is nothing wrong with asking a personal injury lawyer if they have been successful in their past cases. Sure, they may have gotten their clients many settlements, but were they good settlements? Did the settlements provide their clients with the compensation they needed to move forward?
- Be aware of how you both interact. It is important to get a feel for how the lawyer engages with you. Are they giving you the time of day? Does it feel like they are ushering you out so they can move on to a new client? Are they willing to explain the legal process to you so that you understand it? Do they make you feel safe and comfortable? You may be wanting a lawyer who will be aggressive in the courtroom if you end up litigating, but you also want someone who is personable and friendly when speaking to you in private.
- Know their payment information upfront. You don’t want to be blindsided by legal fees or checks due at specific times. Speak with them openly about what you can and cannot afford and how they expect to be paid (up front, in installments, or on a contingency-fee-basis). If they do not clearly explain this or say they will get to the payment portion at another time, it may not be as legitimate as you are hoping for.
- Ask about their resources. Do they have the expert witnesses you might need for your case? A private investigator? Will they negotiate with insurance for you? You want to make sure you work with a lawyer who is fully equipped to handle your case.
When you are looking for a good personal injury lawyer, you should not settle for someone who simply has a degree framed on their wall. Know that when you find someone who takes the time to learn your case, asks you thoughtful questions, and is willing to take your case to court if you do not get a fair settlement offer, you can feel confident that you are working with a good personal injury lawyer. To learn more about our personal injury team or to speak with our premises liability lawyer, reach out to schedule a consultation today.