When choosing a lawyer to fight your accident case, keep in mind that it is absolutely essential for you to choose an extremely competent person for the job. You only get one chance to fight your compensation case. Imagine losing the case, not because you are in the wrong, but because the lawyer you chose did not have the necessary expertise to fight your case. The lawyer or the firm might have a proven track record in real estate or bankruptcy cases, but that experience probably will not win your accident compensation case. It is extremely important to check the credentials and reputation of the lawyer you choose.
Another thing to keep in mind is the lawyer must be ready to take your case to the court. This is because most lawyers would prefer an out of court settlement and in this case, you will not get your fair due. You also must be sure that the lawyer you choose actually fights your case for you. In many caes, you meet a lawyer to discuss your case, but when the real work begins, the assistants or the paralegals take over. You don’t want that.
Don’t get carried away with the flashy campaigns that some lawyers use for advertising. Before settling for a lawyer, try to find out their success rate and whether he or she is personally willing to fight your case for you. This is extremely important because ultimately, it is the insurance companies that are going to pay. If they know that your lawyer is not going to compromise, they wont use any sort of pressure tactics.
Atlanta accident lawyers can be found through a referral service provided by Georgia State Bar Association, the county bar association and other professional law associations. Information is also available in the yellow pages or through search engines like Google and Yahoo on the Internet. You can check advertisements of law firms in magazines and newspapers. Friends and family members are also excellent sources of information.