November 19, 2020
Pitts Carr and Alex Weatherby
How to Find a Good Lawyer for an Atlanta Personal Injury
Choosing the best lawyer to represent you is one of the most critical steps in a personal injury claim. In our view, the right attorney is ethical, caring, and hardworking. If you are searching for an Atlanta personal injury lawyer, here are several tips to help you find the right one for you.
Choose an Attorney with Targeted Experience
Hiring the best personal injury lawyer in Atlanta doesn’t necessarily mean you choose the attorney who has been practicing the longest. You not only want an attorney with experience; you want that experience to include cases similar to yours.
Use Your Initial Consultation Wisely
Make sure to maximize your time at the initial consultation. You want to be prepared, which includes making a list of helpful questions. Suggestions include:
- Will you be the attorney working on my case, or will someone else be handling it?
- How many cases like mine have you handled?
- Do you take many cases to trial? What is your trial record?
- How does your billing work?
- What will be my role in the lawsuit?
- What is the statute of limitations on my case?
- Are you able to provide an evaluation of what you think my case is worth?
- How long do cases like mine typically take to resolve?
In addition to asking targeted questions, it’s helpful to provide any documentation you have. Items like police reports, repair estimates, photos, medical records, and medical bills to date can help an attorney get a better feel for what your case involves.
Pick an Attorney with a Good Reputation
An attorney’s reputation is important. An attorney who is respected by their colleagues and court staff can help you. Look online for testimonials, articles, etc. that can help you learn more about the attorney’s reputation.
Meet with Several Different Firms
When you’re searching for Atlanta personal injury law firms, consider meeting with more than one firm. These initial meetings give you a chance to compare answers to the questions you asked. Not every attorney will be the ideal pick for your case. Don’t pin all your hopes on one attorney and set up a meeting with only one firm. There is always a chance they won’t have the right experience, or they may not have time to take on your case.
By meeting with a few different firms, you will feel more confident when making your final choice. It’s crucial to choose the attorney with whom you feel most comfortable. Since most Atlanta personal injury law firms offer a free consultation, you have nothing to lose by meeting with an attorney.
At Carr and Weatherby, we specialize in high-value personal injury cases involving catastrophic injuries, trucking accidents, wrongful death, and more. We have nearly 50 years of experience assisting clients just like you. We represent honorable companies, and the genuinely injured. Contact our office today to schedule a consultation and learn how we can help you in your personal injury case.