If you’ve been injured in a car accident, a slip and fall accident, or any other kind of incident that involved another person’s negligence, it’s crucial that you speak with skilled personal injury attorneys. They can help you recover damages related to your injuries and the long-term harm that’s befallen you.
The Daytona Beach, FL law firm of Chanfrau & Chanfrau has helped countless clients with their legal claims. Sometimes these clients had no idea where to start in their search for legal representation. We’d like to offer this guide to finding the best attorney in your area, with some tips on where to start and what criteria you should consider in your search.
Ask Friends and Colleagues for Recommendations
Your friends and colleagues are trusted resources that you should turn to first. If you know someone involved in an injury lawsuit in the past, ask them about their attorney or what they did to find legal representation. If they can’t offer a recommendation, they can at least provide some key do’s and don’ts about how to find a lawyer.
Start Your Research with an Online Search
One of the best places to begin looking for a lawyer is Google. Simple search terms like “personal injury lawyer Daytona Beach” or “personal injury attorney Palm Coast” will turn up countless results. You can find law firms close to you, or in the general area, which can be important if you now experience issues with mobility or accessibility. Compile some names and continue your research.
Check Online Reviews and Client Testimonials
Now that you’ve got some names and possible law firms, dig into their online reviews. Yelp might have a few reviews, but you can also look at reviews on Google by clicking on the map that comes up when you search for key terms like those listed above. These reviews come from actual clients and can give you an idea about the attorneys, the staff, and the overall ethos of the law office. Don’t just look at the star rating. Really give those reviews some attention.
Go Over the Attorney’s Credentials
As you’ve culled your list down to certain attorneys who are in your area and have good reviews, you should next look up the lawyers themselves. Check their credentials and educational background, and note if they are members of any organizations committed to civil law. You can also search news stories about any prospective attorneys to see if there are any positive or negative mentions of them in the media.
Speak with the Lawyer About Your Case
Don’t pick an attorney until you’ve actually had a chance to speak with them. While their reviews may be good and their credentials impeccable, you really learn a lot from someone by sitting down to talk. Schedule a legal consultation and find out if the attorney is someone you can trust and who has your best interests in mind. When you find a lawyer that is firmly on your side, he or she will be the person you want to choose.
Learn More About Personal Injury Cases
To find out if we’re the right legal experts for your case, feel free to contact our team of compassionate personal injury lawyers. The team at Chanfrau & Chanfrau can be reached by phone in Daytona Beach at (866) 610-0653 and in Palm Coast at (386) 439-7760.