How to Find the Right Orlando Personal Injury Attorney
If you’ve been in an accident caused by someone else’s negligence, it can feel overwhelming. But, don’t let the stress of everything get to you. The right Orlando personal injury attorney can help reduce the stress from your injury accident, not add to it.
Finding that right attorney may feel like a difficult chore, but it doesn’t have to be. With the right preparation, you can make an educated choice on the attorney that’s right for your case. Start by preparing a list of questions to bring to your initial consultation. This can open your mind as to what you want and need, giving you the opportunity to compare your findings between different firms you meet with.
To get you started, here are some general questions that we receive from clients who visit the Payer Law after their Florida accidents.
What is Your Area of Expertise?
You don’t want an attorney who dabbles in a number of different law specialties. You might think being so well-rounded is a good thing, but if someone is only handling a couple of car accident cases per year, are they really more well-versed than an attorney who has devoted their entire practice to auto accidents? Attorneys tend to specialize for a number of reasons, including the fact that it’s easier to keep track of updates and changes to the law in that one practice area only.
Are you In Good Standing with the Bar?
This is something you can also look at on your own before you even set foot in the office. You can research their name with the state and American Bar Association to verify that they are a licensed practicing attorney and what their disciplinary background is. This is not usually an issue when an attorney works in a firm where there are protocols in place, but if you’re meeting with an attorney who isn’t even working out of an office, you should double check that this person has the right to legally represent you.
Ask How Active He or She is in Their Cases
Some people are disappointed to meet with an attorney and get along great, only to find out later that their case is being handled by a junior associate who is never available and doesn’t know much compared to the senior partner they initially met with and liked. This is also common practice when you retain a firm that handles everything from personal injury matters to family law. You may have met with an attorney helping with client intake meetings and this individual primarily handles estate planning matters.
Ask About Their Track Record at Trial
While most cases won’t ever see the inside of a courtroom, you do want an attorney who has litigated their fair share of cases. If the attorney has lost every trial they ever handled, you could be in trouble if it comes down to your case being one that won’t settle and is headed for trial.
Contact an Orlando Personal Injury Attorney Today
If you were injured in an accident that was someone else’s fault, contact the Payer Law today to schedule an initial consultation. Sit down with one of our experienced auto accident attorneys and let us show you how we can help you get the compensation you deserve.