Six Steps For Picking The Right Personal Injury Lawyer

Los Angeles, California (PRWEB) July 03, 2013

With more motorcycles on the highway, worksites along the road, and various outdoor activities in full force, the country is typically subjected to an increase in the number of overall personal injury accidents in the summer months.

As a result, many people are going to be in the market for a personal injury lawyer in the coming weeks and months. The act of choosing an attorney can seem daunting to those who have never been put in such a position before. Hundreds of lawyers compete for attention, each offers similar benefits, and it can seem hard to distinguish between shams and the real deal.

The Los Angeles car accident lawyers of the Nagelberg Bernard Law Group understand these difficulties. Attorney Larry Nagelberg has been providing legal counsel to injured parties for three decades and has some words of wisdom for injured parties.

Hiring a lawyer is an important decision that shouldnt be taken lightly, said Mr. Nagelberg from his Los Angeles office, but it doesnt have to be a stressful undertaking. Ive seen far too many people undone before a claim even gets underway. The internet has made it easier than ever for anyone to make bold yet false claims about their legal expertise, but injured parties also have to realize that the internet is a tool they can use to their benefit.

Persons contemplating a personal injury case have a lot on their plates, and to ease the burden, the Nagelberg Bernard Law Group is outlining six steps that should make choosing an attorney a bit easier.

1. Look Into Potential Firms- This has become far easier with the ease of access provided by the internet. Injured persons should conduct a number of searches online with the goal of compiling a list of relevant attorneys in their area.

2. Visit Those Firms Websites- The website will act as a gateway to the law firm and provide the first sign that something is amiss. A firm should be able to identify a history of settlements and court victories. If not, and if scant information about the firm and its principle partners is available, it could be a tipoff that all is not what it seems.

3. Visit the Website of the State Bar- Anyone can claim to be anything on the web. Those in the market for a lawyer can verify the accuracy of a lawyers claims by visiting the State Bar and making sure that person is who they say they are.

4. Check The Ratings- Ratings sites like Avvo can help injured parties confirm the track record of any attorneys they might be interested in. All one has to do is visit the website and enter in the name of their potential attorney. The site provides instant access to a host of information, including number and types of cases, client reviews, peer endorsements, and an overall score.

5. Consult- Almost every personal injury lawyer worth their salt will provide a free consultation service. Persons should take advantage of this at two or three different firms. Potential clients should be ready to explain their case and ask any questions they may have about the claim filing process. Although these questions will almost always be about a particular situation, injured parties shouldnt be afraid to ask the lawyer a little about themselves, such as why they got into the personal injury line of work or what some of their proudest moments are.

6. Trust Instincts- Some lawyers just might not be right for some people. At the end of the day, an injured party has to feel comfortable with the person theyve chosen to help them. Cases can sometimes take years to complete, and its important to find a lawyer one wouldnt mind spending that amount of time with.

Successfully filing a lawsuit can be a complex process, but choosing an attorney doesnt have to be. The above tips can make things easier.

The Nagelberg Bernard Law Group represents the victims of numerous types of accidents, including dog bites, slip and fall incidents, automobile collisions, defective products, and more. They have guided injured persons through the legal process for more than 30 years and their efforts have helped secure more than $ 400 million in compensation for clients. The firm offers free consultations and a host of personal injury resources through its website.