After suffering a serious injury you will be faced with many new situations and choices. One of the most important decisions is choosing the right San Diego personal injury lawyer. A good attorney takes the time to get to know your individual needs while also representing you with the professionalism you deserve. Acclaim Law Group offers the following advice to those looking for a personal injury lawyer.
First, you need to know the type of personal injury lawyer you need. If you’ve been injured in an automobile accident, you will be searching for a car accident lawyer in San Diego. Other injuries caused by accidents may call for an attorney with expertise in a different areas. Some personal injury lawyers specialize in motorcycle accidents, some specialize in injuries on unsafe property, while others hold experience and knowledge to represent their clientele on a variety of personal injury cases.
Finding the right personal injury lawyer is easy, if you know what to look for. Good lawyers typically possess the same qualities. You should search for a lawyer who is responsive, competent, and able to explain the process of your case, while providing realistic expectations. Lawyers making outlandish promises or who fail to take the time to respond to queries should be avoided. Perhaps most importantly, the right personal injury attorney in San Diego will display a true passion for your case and take the time to get to know you and understand your unique situation.
Be sure to talk to your friends and family about your case. They or someone they know may have been in a similar situation and could have recommendations for a good attorney. Some of your friends or loved ones may even have professional connections with lawyers who, although may not be right for your case, can refer you to the right lawyer. Keep in mind, however, that every case is different. Therefore, an experienced lawyer will inform you that your situation may not be the same as your friend or family member so avoid making monetary comparisons involving the settlement amounts.
Take advantage of free consultations. Most lawyers offer free consultations to discuss your case and this give you the opportunity to get to know the lawyer and ask them questions. Enter the consultation with some questions to ask the attorney. Some questions to consider asking are:
- How long will my case take?
- Do you work on contingency?
- What is the process for presenting my case?
- Who else will be working on my case?
These are just a few questions you might want to ask. Talking your case over with people close to you will help you generate other ideas for questions.
If you have or a loved one have been injured due to the negligence of another, contact Acclaim Law Group to set up a free consultation. Brett Geruntino, Esq. is an experienced San Diego personal injury lawyer who has successfully represented people injured in car accidents, motorcycle accidents, dog bite victims, unsafe property conditions, and more. He and the team at Acclaim Law Group can help get you the settlement you deserve. Call (858) 252-0781 to schedule an appointment.