One of the most important decisions you can make after a car crash is which law firm you want to represent you. There are more than 1,110 law firms in Atlanta alone and deciding which one to choose can feel overwhelming. That’s why you need to know what to look for and what to avoid when hiring a car accident attorney.
What to Avoid
There are two things our team avoids when looking for a personal injury attorney. The first is a full-service firm and the second is attorneys who try to solicit your case.
Full-Service Firms: A “full-service firm” is one that offers a variety of services, such as criminal defense, estate management, family law, and personal injury. That may seem attractive, but a firm that dabbles in criminal defense and divorce law may also only dabble in personal injury. That’s why when choosing an attorney to represent your car accident case, we recommend picking a firm focused on personal injury.
Soliciting Attorneys: Attorneys are not supposed to solicit business. That means if you’re taken to the hospital and you get an unsolicited call or a business card from an attorney, you may want to reconsider. To be clear, this behavior is wrong and has a negative impact on all personal injury attorneys. If you ever receive an unsolicited call from an attorney, we recommend you discuss your case with someone else.
What to Look For
When searching for the right personal injury attorney, there are two things you want to look for: A firm that makes you comfortable and a firm that explains what they’re doing at every step of the way.
An attorney’s job is to listen and do whatever they can to help you feel better. You want to find an attorney who offers a personal touch, who is concerned about your wellbeing, and who is dedicated to your recovery.
At the same time, your attorney should be prepared to answer the tough questions. If you ask for a case update, they should have an answer. If you ask them to cut through the difficult legal language, they should be able to explain how the law works and what it means for your case.
If you or someone you love suffered severe injuries in a car crash crash, you might have a case. If you’d like an experienced Riverdale car accident attorney from Law Offices of Falanga & Chalker to evaluate your case, please don’t hesitate to send us an email or call (470) 450-1164.