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Seeking Legal Aid after a Car Accident (Part 1)

By Edited Jul 22, 2015 0 0

Being involved in a car accident can result to physical injuries and property damages. In addition, it may also cause you to suffer from emotional distress, especially if the accident has caused permanent or drastic changes in your life.

It is natural that you would want to recover monetary damages from the person at fault in it. However, the litigation process may be hard for you because you do not fully understand the different legal issues that may be involved in the case.

If you want to increase your chances of winning your case, it is advisable that you acquire legal assistance from a Los Angeles Personal Injury Lawyer. Here are two ways on how you can find a skilled lawyer:

  • Browse the internet- Many law firms use the internet when marketing their legal services. You can choose a law firm within a few seconds, without much effort on your part. However, before deciding whether the lawyer you have chosen is the best one for your case, you should first talk to him or meet him in person in order for you to know if he has the qualities you are looking for.

Different websites also offer a lawyer directory, which shows the professional background of the lawyers in the state where you live in. The information that is provided by it will enable you to choose who will handle your case.

  • Ask for referrals - If your friend or family member was recently involved in a car accident and was able to win his case with the help of a lawyer, you should ask him to give you the name and contact number of this legal expert. In addition, ask him if he was satisfied with the lawyer's work attitude and performance.

Another way on how you can get a referral is by talking to your family lawyer. Even if he does not handle personal injury cases, he will likely know someone who can help you sue the other driver.

Before you let a lawyer represent you in court, make sure that you know his professional background. To be more specific, here are the different questions you should first ask him:

  • When did you become a lawyer and why did you decided to specialize in personal injury cases?
  • Do you often represent plaintiffs?
  • Are you going to handle my case personally or just give to another lawyer who also works in the firm?
  • Do you often win your cases?

For more information on how to find a Los Angeles Accident Attorney and to make sure that he is qualified to represent you in court, it is advisable that you read the next article; Seeking Legal Aid after a Car Accident (Part 2).

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