Choosing a car accident lawyer after an accident can often be a debilitating process. Regardless of who caused the accident, both parties can sustain pressing legal issues related directly to their lives. In some cases, even the manufacturer of the car may be at fault. Sorting through this process by yourself with no previous experience is often not an option.
Consider your Budget
Very few people are prepared to pay a lawyer after an accident occurs. According to Criminal Justice Press, "Everyone has a budget and that is especially true when it comes to hiring an attorney. Always ask prices when you go in for a consultation and make sure to compare prices for several different people. There are some attorneys that will make it so you don’t pay if they don’t win your case. Not all attorneys offer this, so you should look into your options if you are on a tight budget and just need help with your situation." Be aware that many of the lawyers who agree to take on your case for free will require a percentage of the settlement if they win the case. This fee is often as high as 33%.
Research Potential Candidates
Prepare a short list of names and do some research. Whether it is in the form of a personal recommendation or online reviews, information can only help you in making an informed decision. Set up a preliminary interview with the car accident lawyer either on the phone or in person to discuss your case.
Should you have any questions about finding a car accident lawyer, feel free to contact us at Kovacs Law Office.