If you’ve been injured in an accident and need legal representation, you’ll have your choice from dozens of Phoenix personal injury attorneys. With so many different options, it’s hard to know where to start your search, and it might be even tougher to know which one is the right choice. Here are some tips you should keep in mind when choosing an attorney.
Are They a Specialist?
You wouldn’t hire a plumber to fix your air conditioner, so why would you retain a criminal lawyer for your personal injury claim? The majority of attorneys have dedicated their practice to one or two different types of law, so you should automatically rule out any attorneys who don’t often handle personal injury law cases. Furthermore, an attorney who practices multiple or all types of law mostly likely won’t be to provide you with the same level of experience or knowledge that a lawyer who is dedicated exclusively to injury law can offer.
Trust Your Attorney
You’re going to have to discuss a lot of extremely sensitive topics with your attorney, such as your medical condition and how it has impacted your life. This means you’re going to need to be comfortable with your attorney and place your full and complete trust in them. If you don’t feel comfortable discussing these things with your attorney, they’re not right for you, and they won’t get you the result you’re looking for. The right attorney will not only be compassionate regarding your condition, but they’ll listen to your goals and use them as a foundation for their strategy throughout your case.
Use Your Consultation to Your Advantage
The majority of personal injury attorneys offer free consultations because they work on a “contingency fee” basis, meaning they don’t get paid unless they win your case. You should use this consultation to truly get to know your attorney before signing any retainer contracts. Don’t be afraid to ask your attorney about their experiences with your types of injuries, including about any major injuries. Not only is this perfectly acceptable, most attorneys will relish the opportunity to gloat about some of the greatest successes they’ve had in their careers—they’re what your attorney is most proud of, after all.If you have been injured, discuss your legal options with the Rafi Law Group, PLLC today! Call us at (623) 300-1151 and schedule your initial consultation to learn more about how we can help you.