When you’ve been injured in an accident, it can be difficult to figure out what to do next. But when an injury has prevented you from taking care of your family, working, or doing the things you love, it’s crucial to figure out your next steps. Choosing the right attorney to represent you is one of the most important things you can do to help your personal injury case. Hiring the best attorney for your particular situation can help provide you with the support and expertise you need for the most optimal outcome in your case.
Although there are many considerations when deciding which attorney is right for you, the process can be relatively straightforward. Here are a few factors to help you find a great personal injury attorney.
1. Pick the Right Type of Attorney
When you have a medical condition that requires treatment, the first thing you will usually do is search for a doctor that specializes in that kind of ailment. The same thought process applies to selecting an attorney.
Every attorney has an area of law that they dedicate their practice to so they can become a specialist in that sector of law. Choose an attorney that has dedicated their practice to representing clients with situations that are similar to yours. At Northwest Women’s Injury Law, personal injury is all we do! That means that we devote our time to helping people who were in injured by someone or something else.
2. Interview the Attorney
When you are hire a babysitter, you would never think twice about asking the babysitter about their credentials or experience. This consideration should be no different when deciding on an attorney. You should talk to your potential lawyer about their past cases and outcomes and ask how they feel they could represent your case.GOT QUESTIONS… JUST CLICK HERE!
The interview process is a crucial step when selecting your attorney because it will give you better insights into the expertise of the attorney. It will also allow you to determine if you can trust the attorney and have confidence in their representation. Will the attorney call you back when you have a question? Does the attorney listen to your concerns? Do you feel heard? Do you feel rushed? Do you feel connected? Do you feel like you can talk to this attorney openly? Do you feel like this attorney is someone you can work with?
Once you feel comfortable with a lawyer, it is time to proceed to the next step before officially hiring them.
3. Ask About Your Case
Ask your attorney what they think about the merits of your case. Ask how they will handle the case and what outcome they would like to see. What questions do they have about your case? Does the attorney only take cases that they can settle out of court or are they willing to represent your case before a judge and jury?
The last question is essential. Attorneys who promise specific amounts of money or promise large sums for an accident should be cause for concern. It is important to remember that every case and every injury is as unique as the person to which it happened. No attorney can tell you how much your case will settle. They should never promise you a specific amount or tell you that you are going to get large sums of money. It is unethical to do so.
4. Review All Paperwork
Make sure that you review all paperwork the attorney presents to you, so you are in full understanding of what you are about to sign.
Ask as many questions as necessary for you to feel comfortable. If the attorney is uncomfortable with your questions or seems bothered in any way, then it may be time to move on. You only want to hire a lawyer that you can openly and comfortably work with for the best possible outcome. Remember that your attorney is there to represent and support YOU. Ask questions without fear.
In the end, you need to trust your instincts when you hire a lawyer to represent your case. You need to feel as if you are going to receive quality legal representation and that your attorney cares about you and the outcome of your case.
Northwest Women’s Injury Law understands that injury and recovery is different for women. Your injuries, losses, and outcomes are unique. As a result, your representation must also be unique. We seek to revolutionize the way you are represented throughout the entire personal injury process, empowering you to take control of your recovery. If you’ve been injured, don’t go it alone. Call us at (425) 818-5331 to schedule a free consultation. We can evaluate your case, so you can focus on recovering your health and happiness.