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Quick Tips on How to Pick the Right Lawyer

Picking the right lawyer can be a very crucial decision. During this important time in your life, it may feel like things are falling apart. From getting injured in a car accident or on the job, a lawyer may be the only person to turn to. These days it can be especially difficult distinguishing the good from the bad. Hundreds of lawyer commercials air on TV and their billboards are seen all over the streets. With all the options to choose from, how do you pick the right lawyer? With these quick tips on finding the right lawyer, you will be able to make a knowledgeable and appropriate pick on who will handle this dire moment in your life.

Tip #1 : Do Your Research

When picking the right lawyer, don’t choose the one you see the most often. They are everywhere so they must be good lawyers, right? Not in every case. Sometimes with massive firms, your case may be lost and put on the back burner. This may not be the situation in every case though. Large firms sometimes have clout if the case goes to court. This is a delicate and stressful moment in your life, so make sure to pick a lawyer that will put in quality work and treat your case with importance.  Read reviews posted online on Google and Facebook from previous clients.  A large number of dissatisfied clients could be a red flag.

Tip #2 : Seek a Lawyer With Experience

Find a lawyer that has years of experience in the field that pertains to your accident. You wouldn’t want to hire a lawyer that recently started taking cases in medical malpractice when you suffered complications from a medical procedure. Go online to lawyers.com, martindale.com, or findlaw.com (just a few examples) to and survey the database of lawyers in your area. Here you will be able to find peer reviews, client reviews, and all the credentials and areas that the firm covers. This makes the search for an experienced lawyer drastically easier.

Tip #3 : Price Range

Most auto accidents and workers compensation cases are contingency based so your attorney is paid at the end of the case with a percentage of your settlement.  The attorney that charges a smaller percent may not always provide as many services as other attorneys.  Some law firms will work to make sure your bills are paid by your insurance. Then more of your settlement check goes into your pocket than goes to paying your medical bills.  Some lawyers do a case evaluation completely free and discuss the steps that you would go through if the case moves any further. This allows you to completely map out any costs and reduce the chance of any unexpected lawyer fees coming your way.

Patterson Legal Group is here to take the weight off your shoulders. If you’re looking for a professional and experienced firm, look no further. We provide FREE case evaluations and will make sure you don’t fall in between the cracks. Meet our team here to see the lawyers that will get you what you deserve. Don’t wait any longer, call (316) 687-2400 in Wichita, (785) 431-0000 in Topeka, or (816) 920-0000 in St. Joseph, Missouri.
 

Scott Ufford

About Scott Ufford:

Scott Ufford is a Kansas native practicing in personal injury and social security law. He is licensed to practice in Kansas and Missouri. Prior to joining the firm, Scott attended the University of Missouri-Kansas... Read More »

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