You just had a trucking accident and now you need an attorney. Whether you have been in an accident before or not, this can be a hard choice to make. At Taylor Martino, we like to make things as easy as possible for our clients, even before they choose to become clients. Here are a few things to look for in a personal injury attorney.
What kind of expertise does the lawyer have?
If you have been in a trucking accident, make sure the lawyers you are looking to hire are experienced in working truck accident cases. There are laws and regulations you need your lawyer to know about before representing you.
What kind of experience does the lawyer have?
If you are looking for a lawyer to represent you, having experience in litigation is much needed. Not all trucking accident cases go to court, so you will need an experienced negotiator to make sure your injury claims are settled correctly. If you do go to court, you want an experienced lawyer representing you to help get the most compensation needed.
Does the lawyer you are hiring have a good reputation?
When your lawyer represents you, they will be talking to a number of people on your behalf. Having a good reputation among insurance companies and other businesses in town is beneficial to helping your case be settled in a timely and fair manner.
Is the lawyer going to charge you for the initial consultation?
Most personal injury attorneys offer a free consultation before you decide whether or not you want to work with them. If you make an appointment, be sure to ask how much the first meeting will cost. Also, do not sign a retainer unless you plan to work specifically with the lawyer you are signing with. No one should ask you to sign a retainer simply for coming in to meet with them.
At Taylor Martino, we understand making the decision of which lawyer to choose to represent you after a trucking accident can seem like a tough task, but it doesn’t have to be. Use these helpful hints or call us for more information. Our lawyers would be glad to help.