Choosing A Personal Injury Attorney
Personal injury attorneys come with with many different personalities and approaches to handling a personal injury case. Once you have established that the attorney is experienced in this area of the law, it is important to discuss the topics below with the potential attorney.
CommunicationWhen it comes to any legal case, communication between the attorney and the client is extremely important. Be sure to discuss with the attorney your preferences about communication i.e. how often will you communicate about the case, and what is the preferred communication method phone, mail or e-mail. Clear communication is the most important factor in creating a good attorney/ client relationship.
EducationAsk the attorney to explain the overall legal process and the various steps from the beginning of the case until the end. The attorney should be able to explain the law and how it applies to your particular case.
DiscussionOnce you have a basic understanding of the legal process that will affect your case, then you will want to discuss any issues, ask any questions, and discover the options that are available to you.
CompassionAfter establishing that the attorney is experienced, a good communicator, knows the law, will discuss your case, and answer your legal questions, then the final test is whether the attorney has the patience, understanding, and compassion to appreciate how the auto accident has effected your life and be empathetic to your situation.