My wife was hit by a car while riding her bicycle. Should I pick a local, general personal injury attorney, or would it be better to choose one who specializes in bicycle accidents, even if they live quite a ways a way.
You definately want to find someone local. However, it would be surprising if you were able to find a personal injury attorney who specialized in bicycle accidents. You'll want to find a personal injury attorney who has experience in many types of cases, including bicycle accidents.
I think you should consider a personal injury attorney with 10 or more years of experience and who has also tried cases to a verdict in front of the jury. I am not aware of any attorney who limits his practice solely to bicycle accidents. In my opinion, that would not be necessary. Any well experienced personal injury attorney can handle a bicycle accident case.
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It is important that you pick a local attorney with at least 10 years experience. It is also important that you find a lawyer who cares about your case and one who will invest the time and money necessary to achieve the a positive result. Finally it is important to find an attorney who is not afraid of the court room. My office has handled other bike vs. truck accidents in the past. Feel free to give my office a call at 702-888-2222 if you have any further questions.
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