Finding the Right Personal Injury Attorney: Where to Get Started Step-by-Step Guide

Finding a personal injury lawyer can be daunting, especially if you have never needed one. But with the right guidance and resources, you can find a qualified professional to help you get the compensation you deserve for your injury. Here are some steps to follow when searching for a personal injury attorney.

Do Your Research

  1.  Start by Googling “personal injury attorneys near me.” Read reviews (good and bad), look at the law firm’s responses, and watch testimonials from previous clients to get a sense of the lawyer’s reputation and track record.
  2. Next, check the lawyer’s website to see their experience and specialties.
  3. Finally, look through their social media feeds to get a feel for their personality and authenticity.

While doing your research, be aware of how they interact with their followers, past and current clients, and the general public. Are they replying to questions, comments, and reviews? Their responses, or lack thereof, are tell-tale signs of how they will treat you and your case.

Sam & Ash pro tip: Avvo.com is a great resource! It’s a search engine like Google, just to search for attorneys. We frequently advise people to use it when looking for legal representation outside of our practice area.

Lastly, watch out for the flashy, pretty boy, and low-fee injury lawyers. If you want to learn more about the red flags, we have a great blog post here. The moral of the story: save your case by hiring a better lawyer.

Ask for Referrals

You can also ask friends, family members, or co-workers if they know of any injury law firms they would (or wouldn’t) recommend.

Check Credentials

Make sure you choose a lawyer licensed to practice law in your state who has experience handling similar cases. You can check if the lawyer is in good standing with the state bar association and has no disciplinary actions against them. Here’s where to check in Nevada and California.

Schedule Free Consultations

free consultation with a personal injury lawyerOnce you have a list of potential lawyers, schedule consultations with each. This is a great opportunity to ask questions, get to know the lawyer, and discuss the details of your case.

Try to meet with them in person. An in-person consultation is an excellent way of determining their communication style. Are they engaged, making eye contact, and actually listening? Pay attention to their body language and the questions they’re asking as well. Do you feel comfortable sharing personal information and confiding in them? Trust is essential to a successful attorney-client relationship.

The right attorney for you will be compassionate and understanding of how your injuries have affected you, your family, and your day-to-day life. Because at the end of the day, the value of a personal injury case depends largely on how it affects YOUR life. So if they don’t take the time to get to know you and the effects of your accident, they will miss things in your case.

Spoiler alert: if they don’t take the time to get to know you from the start, they won’t make the time in the future. So if you have a bad feeling about a lawyer, trust your gut. That bad feeling could turn into a bad case result.

At Sam & Ash, we believe each client should have a personal relationship with their attorney. That’s why we offer customized and individualized attention to meet each client’s specific needs — because it’s What’s Right. We know from experience that better care gets better results.

Consider the Lawyer’s Fees

Lawyers with low fees often provide inadequate representation and do not put in the necessary time and effort to secure a fair outcome for you. Insurance companies know who these low-fee lawyers are and will offer lower settlements, keeping more money for themselves. Budget lawyers lack the resources, expertise, and connections to effectively advocate for you — that means less money in your pocket. So, when choosing a lawyer, it is crucial to consider the value they bring to your case, not just their fee.

Our Personal Injury Law Firm May Be The Right One for You

At Sam & Ash Injury Law, we have the resources to dedicate more time and effort to your specific case, which gives you the best opportunity to receive the best care AND settlement.

Our team invests in your case because we’re confident the quality of the work we put into your case will produce a better result. A premium lawyer with premium service can secure a premium settlement. We use a model where we BOTH benefit from a successful outcome. And if we don’t win, you don’t pay a single cent of our fee. If you want to learn more about lawyer fees and the difference between a higher fee and a lower fee law firm, click here.

Don’t let a large insurance company or a bad lawyer take advantage of you. And don’t navigate the process on your own. With legal representation after an accident, you could avoid paying for medical expenses, towing costs, rental car fees, and other unforeseen costs out of your own pocket. We’re the leaders in our field, so don’t risk your case by choosing a low-fee lawyer. Instead, hire Sam & Ash and let the insurance company pay the bill.

All in all, finding an injury attorney doesn’t have to be a stressful process. By researching potential lawyers, asking for referrals, checking credentials, scheduling consultations, considering communication skills, and knowing the difference in fees, you can find the right attorney for YOU.

At Sam & Ash Injury Law, we believe you should have a lawyer who prioritizes your needs and has the expertise necessary to achieve the best outcome for you. Our #1 goal is to ensure that you make a full physical recovery, that all your accident expenses are covered, and that you get more money in your pocket at the end of your case.

So if you’ve been hurt in an accident, reach out to us for a free case review. Call or text 702-820-1234 to experience the Sam & Ash difference that makes a difference — because you deserve What’s Right.

Author: Ash Watkins

Ash started her legal career defending insurance companies against injury victims. She saw how insurance companies treated people who had legitimate injury claims. But she also saw how notoriously sleazy the personal injury lawyers were. Neither side was focused on the injured person, so she decided to do something about it.