Most of us hope we will never need a lawyer, but the truth is that at some point in life almost everyone needs legal assistance. It could be because you were injured in a car accident, it might be because of unsafe conditions in the workplace, or it could be that a product or medical treatment turned out to be highly unsafe. No matter what the reason, if you were hurt or wronged from someone else’s negligence, you will likely need a lawyer to help you get the compensation you’re owed.
But how do you choose the right one?
It can seem dizzying to sort out the best lawyers from all the different ads and websites, especially if you are not familiar with the world of law practice. But there are some key things to look for that are always a good sign:
1. They listen: When you go in for your first consultation, you should be able to tell that the attorney listens to what you say. They should give you their full attention, they should have notes about what you told them on the phone or by email, and they should remember crucial details. Some lawyers charge for an initial consultation, but at Steinger, Iscoe & Greene we offer a free consultation – that initial consultation is a great chance to gauge how well an attorney listens to their clients.
2. Experience and success record: Many people rely on word-of-mouth recommendations to find a lawyer, but their professional experience and success record are a far better indicator of how well they will perform for you. Your lawyer should have years of experience and should be able to cite specific cases similar to yours that they have won in the past, and explain how.
3. Identify a dedicated practice area: Lawyers can practice many types of law, but no one is good at everything. You will benefit from choosing a lawyer who specializes in your type of case. For instance, at Steinger, Iscoe & Greene we work across a variety of sub-practice areas, but all are closely focused on helping the victims of accidents and injuries. We devote ourselves to personal injury law and as a result we are highly accomplished at what we do.
You don’t have to feel lost in the world of lawyers. If you have been injured in an accident of any kind, call a personal injury lawyer at Steinger, Iscoe & Greene for a free case evaluation. We put our clients first, no matter what. Contact us today!