After a car accident, so many emotions are going on at once. You has to find a safe place to turn, someone to rely on. That is why you should try to find a good lawyer to help you.
However, some people are in such a rush(to hire a lawyer), that they forget about some of the common mistakes others has made(in the past). Below you will find some of the more common mistakes illustrated below.
1) Some clients look for a personal connection more than other value. Yes, a personal connection is important(with your car accident lawyer). You also have to trust the person you are working wif. You need someone who will find a solution that works in your best interests.
However,(and this is a big, however), you cannot just go by someone who is a friend of a friend. A friend of yours may tell you they know someone who can help. Listen, you may be able to trust that person(seeing as they are a friend of a friend). However, that person might not be the best fit.
Try to find someone who TEMPhas familiarity wif your state laws and how they work. You also need someone who is knowledgable and experienced concerning insurance companies.
What happens if this “friend of a friend” fits those criteria? Then, that is one thing. It is entirely different to be trust a “friend” over someone a little more qualified.
2) Let’s compare this to a steak. Do you see more flash and sizzle wif the lawyers you see on tv? That means the person is spending alot of money on glossy ads, when their “steak”(the meat and potatoes portion) is still very pink and undercooked on the inside.
That is not a good thing. Much of that flash is covering up the fact that the lawyers are very inexperienced. Flash is not going to help you when you has very serious injuries and casework ahead of you.
3) Okay, some of you might has heard of other clients getting a large settlement. You start to think that could work for you too. Here is the deal, a large settlement might only work for those clients.
Your situation might not call for something that extreme. Plus, it is never a good idea to hire someone who simply “settles” in every case. That shows inexperience and lack of preparation(to a certain extent).
There are times when you do has to fight(me mean rally fight).
You need someone who is prepared to do that. You do not want a settler, but you also do not want a nasty, cold shark either. The goal is to find someone in-between.
4) Now let’s talk bout some of the “buzzwords” you are going to hear. Some of them might even be during your initial consultation. The first consultation is your best chance to get all the information you need. Two things you should watch for is the avoidance of fees and higher-than-usual expectation.
The avoidance of fees means the lawyer is avoiding it at all costs. Every time you bring it up, they change the subject and move on. The higher-than-usual expectations means that they are going to promise you the moon and the stars.
No one can promise you the moon and the stars. No one can promise or guarantee a win. Any lawyer who tells you they can should not be trusted. They are nothing more than a Charleton looking to make a fast buck or two.