By Logan Quirk
Looking for a San Bernardino Personal Injury Attorney?
No one wants to be involved in an accident, but the saying sh*t, happens. While the majority of us would contact an attorney if we were injured, some people are so afraid of the legal process, they choose to take a smaller settlement from the insurance company. While scary, the legal process is helpful to those who have been injured. Below are a few questions that may help ease your mind in terms of a lawsuit.
Q: What do I need to look for in a San Bernardino personal injury attorney?
A: A good combination of trust, experience, knowledge, and dedication. Just because someone has been an attorney for 30 years does not mean that they are the best for your case. Every case is different, and not all attorneys are comfortable with all cases. Be sure to ask questions, and feel free to speak with multiple attorneys before deciding the right one for you and your case.
Q: What do I need to ask a San Bernardino personal injury attorney before selecting him to represent me?
A: Questions are good, and the more you ask, the more you get to know your attorney. It is always a good idea to start with questions about the type of case. “Personal injury” is a broad term, and can mean everything from car accidents to assaults to product recalls. Not all who use the “personal injury” label are good for every type of case. Ask the ballpark of how many cases like yours he has handled. Ask if he has any Bar complaints. Ask if he favors settlements over jury trials. All of these are important to ask, and can help you better gauge the attorney you are speaking with.
Q: Where is a good place to start research for an attorney? Should I just call around?
A: Yes, calling around works, but online reviews and Googling the firm works, too. Most firms have websites, which can tell you more about the attorneys and staff, as well as what type of cases they handle. However, every case is different, so before you decide on any certain amount, be sure to speak with a San Bernardino personal injury attorney.