What to Look for When You Hire a LawyerThere are several law firms in California that promise to help you get damages for your accident, so how do you know which one to trust? Choosing an attorney is an important decision that shouldn’t be based on advertisements alone. To make the right decision for you and your family, there are certain criteria that can help you pick an attorney who will fight to protect your rights, such as:
- Confidence and Experience Meet with the lawyer and ask questions to get a feel for his or her experience level, background, and confidence in handling cases like yours.
- Track Record of Success Ask about the lawyer’s track record handling previous cases and their success ratio, both at acquiring settlements and winning in the courtroom.
- Availability and Candidness It’s important to ask your lawyer if he or she will be available to answer questions directly or if your case will be handled by a legal assistant or another attorney at the law firm.
- Contingency Fee Pricing Some attorneys require large, upfront payments in order to get a consultation on your claim. It’s best to find a law firm that offers free initial consultations and works on a contingency fee basis, such as Berg Injury Lawyers’ No Fee Guarantee®.