Finding the Right Lawyer
If you were injured in an elevator or escalator accident, you probably want to contact a lawyer for assistance. If you have read anything else on this site, you probably realize that consulting with a lawyer can be a great asset if you want to file a personal injury claim. But if you are ready to hire a lawyer, you still might not be sure how to find the right one.
Not all lawyers are the same. Some will be better equipped to deal with your situation than others. On this page, I will discuss some tips to help you find the right lawyer for you.
The Free Consultation
Many lawyers offer free consultations so that you can get a feel for the lawyer before hiring. If you are looking for a lawyer, try to find one who offers free consultations. You can set up a meeting to discuss your situation and how the lawyer might help you.
Think of this experience as an interview. The meeting will tell you more about the lawyer, their experience, and what they can do for you. You can use this information to determine if you want to hire the lawyer or not. You can discuss your case, and the lawyer should answer any questions that you have. In addition, the lawyer should explain some of the basic steps that they would take in order to help you.
Meeting someone can also help you determine if they are a good fit. Chances are you will be working with your lawyer for months or even years. Make sure that you feel comfortable with the lawyer and their staff before you hire. Finding a lawyer that you feel completely comfortable with will help you feel confident moving forward.
Experience and Passion
During a consultation, there are two important things to look for in a lawyer – experience and passion. You want to know that your lawyer is invested in your case, that they want to fight for you, and that they have the ability to win your case.
You want to find an attorney who has worked with elevator injury cases in the past and that has also worked with the general personal injury process. Make sure that you hire a lawyer with this experience, instead of a lawyer who has worked with lots of other different kinds of cases.
The lawyer should also express interest in your case. You need to know that they are invested in your case and don’t just look at you as a dollar sign. Having a lawyer who is invested in your case can make all of the difference in how you are treated throughout the process as well as how hard the lawyer works on your case.
Another big concern that you might have are lawyer fees. These fees can get very expensive, so they are something that you need to keep in mind. Luckily, many lawyers who work with personal injury offer contingency fees. A contingency fee means that the lawyer will not charge you any money for their services. Instead, they will take a portion of your compensation if they help you win your case. This is an extra incentive for them to work hard on your case, and it makes hiring a lawyer more affordable.
If you would like to put our team to the test, contact our office today! We can set up a free consultation and talk about your situation.