Serious injuries can end up costing you thousands, if not tens of thousands, of dollars. If you have been seriously injured in an accident, it is very important that you seek out the assistance of a personal injury lawyer — particularly if the injury was the fault of someone else.
Not only will an experienced attorney be able to help you navigate the rather complicated waters of personal injury law, they will ensure that you are compensated for your injury. Here are some tips on making sure that you pick the right attorney for you.
Much like doctors, attorneys also have specialties. Just as you wouldn’t go to an eye doctor for problems with your knees, you shouldn’t go to an attorney for a personal injury case if they aren’t experienced in that type of law.
The first thing you should do is to look for attorneys who have experience with personal injury. You can begin building your list by doing a simple online search.
Do you have a lawyer who handles your finances or your estate planning? While they may not be able to help you directly with a personal injury case, they may be able to refer you to an attorney who can handle your case. This is a common practice amongst lawyers. When they are unable to handle the specifics of your case, they often have a list of colleagues whom they trust to handle other types of cases.
Another great place to look is among your friends and family. Many times people whom you know have been involved in a personal injury case and have a lawyer that they trust. Remember, even though a friend or family has had a good experience with an attorney, your experience might differ. Different personalities sometimes don’t mix. An attorney who worked well for someone you know may not work for you. While you should definitely add any suggestions you get to your short list, make sure to keep that list at more than just one recommendation.
The local bar association in your area may run or maintain a legal referral service. This is a directory where people can go to find a listing of attorneys by their specialty. Be careful using this type of service. The quality of the referrals can vary from association to association. Some bar associations will very carefully select attorneys that they refer. Others simply generate a list of all attorneys who are in good standing with the bar association. Make sure to do research into any attorney that you find using the local referral service.
If you are looking for a quality team of experienced attorneys to handle your Chicago personal injury case, then look no further than Disparti Law Group. Contact us today so we can get you started getting back what you deserve!