How to Choose a Personal Injury Attorney

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Having to deal with any part of the legal system can be stressful, which is always worse if you also have to deal with recovering from an injury. Personal injury is one of the toughest things to deal with, since there are so many effects of it — from the injury itself, to insurance claims, to lost work, and medical expenses. If you’re looking for a personal injury lawyer, it can feel like one more stressor added to the pile, but don’t fret. Here’s how to choose a personal injury attorney.

1. Practice Area
The first thing you need to consider when you’re looking at potential lawyers is what area of law they practice in. Not all types of law are the same, and personal injury requires a certain set of skills and knowledge that other lawyers are not going to have. Within personal injury as an area of law, there are other specialties within it. Medical malpractice, product liability, accidents, and slip and fall are just ta few examples of these, so make sure you find a lawyer who works on your type of case.

2. Experience
Another thing you need to consider when you’re looking for a personal injury attorney is what his or her experience is. One of the biggest mistakes that people make when it comes to this is simply looking at how many years the lawyer has been practicing. You should rather look at the number of cases he or she has handled and what the outcomes of them were.

3. The Interview
Another way to help you choose a lawyer is to consider the interview. You should absolutely interview any prospective lawyers to gauge their suitability for your case and to make sure that you get along and communicate well with them. Ask them any questions that you find relevant (but make sure to ask about similar cases, how he or she plans to represent you, etc.)

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