What traits to looks for in a personal injury lawyer
In Orange County there is a lot of choices when it comes to choosing a good attorney that specializes in dealing with accidents. When you or someone you know has been hurt in an accident, or when you need your vehicle repaired and insurance companies or the other driver is trying to dispute the repairs, having an experienced accident attorney on your side is a necessity. But how do you know if they have the experience or expertise you need?
What To Look For:
The first thing you should look for in a good attorney is the right credentials. The state of California has an online registry and detailed information that is made publicly available regarding all attorneys that are qualified to practice law in the state. Never agree to hire someone to take your case without taking a little bit of time to at least verify beforehand that they are in good standing with the state and that no red flags crop up when you search for their name, or practice, and the word “complaints”. Also, you should take time to ask questions regarding who on the team will be working your case. Some offices use a figurehead attorney, while lesser qualified assistants (not even paralegals) handle more of the workload, which can leave you open to losing in court.
What They Should Be Doing:
A good accident attorney won’t be afraid of doing the leg work for themselves. They will be proactive and take charge of any case they take on. Things that an experienced and truly professional accident attorney will do include; going to the scene of the accident and taking pictures as soon as possible, before weather or people can distort critical evidence, contacting insurance companies with clear and firm demands regarding policy terms being upheld, contacting police for reports and speaking with the police who initially made the report for the accident. No matter how big the case is, a good accident attorney will be knowledgeable and take the initiative to contact the authorities, the insurance companies, and any other parties necessary to ensure your case is as well built as possible.
Where To Go For Help:
Avrek Law Firm with offices in Orange County, Los Angeles, San Bernardino, Riverside, Bakersfield, and Las Vegas, have experienced attorneys who specialize in dealing with auto accidents. They are well trained and willing to work hard each time to ensure you get the money you deserve to cover your losses.
If you, or someone you know, has been in a serious accident please contact us today at 866-598-5548 for a free initial consultation.