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How to Select Legal Representation After An Accident

Posted in Car accident,Personal Injury,Personal Injury Insurance Claim on November 10, 2016

Recovering from your injuries should be a top priority if you’ve been in a car accident. Instead of dealing with the insurance company, you need to hire a Dallas car accident attorney for your case. With so many personal injury lawyers out there, how do you know which one is best? Here are a few tips for choosing the best car accident attorney to fit your specific case.

Do Some Research

Does your case have anything unique about it? Were you hit by a company vehicle? A vehicle owned by the government? A drunk driver? These are specific details that can make a big difference in how your case is handled. Do some research in your local area on which attorneys have the particular type of experience that you need.

Ask Family and Friends

Lawyers are common enough that almost everyone knows at least one. Even if attorneys don’t practice personal injury themselves, they may be able to refer you to an attorney who could handle your unique needs.

Schedule a Consultation

Of the key ways to determine if a car accident attorney is a good fit, talking with them face-to-face is among the best. Most personal injury attorneys provide a brief consultation free of charge to discuss the facts of your case. If they feel they can assist you, they will offer their representation. They will present you with a client agreement that lays out their responsibilities and roles in representing you. Read this agreement carefully and ask any questions you may have regarding the terms. If you feel comfortable, you can sign the agreement and retain the lawyer for your car accident case. Here is a list of sample agreements provided by the American Bar so you can get familiar with.

If you have been injured in a car accident, make sure to contact McGilberry & Shirer at (972) 392-1225. We are happy to assist you.