Qualified Harrisburg Personal Injury Lawyers
Things to look for when selecting an attorney
If you’ve been in an accident or injured due to the negligence of another, the next thing you might be asking yourself is, “How do I pick the right lawyer?”
Choosing an attorney is an extremely important step in getting the compensation you deserve for your injury. The attorney is responsible for proving who is at fault, what parties are responsible for providing compensation and exactly what you are entitled to as a personal injury victim.
Here are a few good starting points for selecting an attorney.
Choose a specialist
If you’ve been in an accident, hire an attorney who has a personal injury background — ideally someone who specializes in auto accidents. This may seem obvious, but there are plenty of general practice attorneys in the Pittsburgh and Harrisburg area who will gladly take on your case. The best bet is to find someone who is explicitly up to date on the ever-changing laws and procedures surrounding vehicular accident law.
Location, location, location
Choosing the right lawyer often means finding someone in your area. It makes you feel more comfortable knowing they’re nearby. You are likely to have more kinship and trust with someone who is familiar with your geographic location — and you can build your rapport by visiting the office.
Meet the attorneys in person
After you determine a few candidates, schedule visits with each of them. Go with your gut; trusting your instincts is always wise.
Experience and history
What is the attorney’s track record? Has he or she had significant trial experience? Though past victories are not a guarantee for future success, they can at least give you a big picture view of the attorney’s overall career performance.
Speak with the people in your community. Have they used a particular attorney for a personal injury claim and been satisfied? It helps to ask around before making your final decision. Word of mouth is always a great source of quality referrals.
Contact us today for a free consultation
Pittsburgh personal injury lawyer, James R. Moyles, has served as the right lawyer for many Pittsburgh and Harrisburg families in personal injury cases over the past 30 years. He knows what is at stake in your case and he is prepared to work tirelessly to help you obtain a fair settlement.
Additionally, every case is handled on a contingency basis. You don’t pay anything for our initial consultation. Just give us a call at 412-281-1055 or 717-233-5400 or contact us online. After hearing your story, our Pittsburgh personal injury lawyers will explain exactly how we can help.