6 Tips for Hiring the Best Personal Injury Lawyer for Your Case (Pt. 3)
July 14, 2014
Wrapping up our three-part blog 6 Tips for Hiring the Best Personal Injury Lawyer for Your Case, here are some final things to do as you narrow down your options and try to figure out which attorney will be the most effective when it comes to representing you and your claim.
Tip 5 – Meet with the lawyer for a free initial consult.
If you’ve been able to talk to attorneys on the phone and you feel good about your options so far, then set up a meeting to get a better feel for the lawyers who you are considering hiring to represent you in your personal injury claim. These meetings are usually free, and they can provide you with the essential opportunity to ask some specific questions about the lawyer, how (s)he will handle your case, etc.
During this meeting, some important questions to ask typically include those about:
- The lawyer’s experience
- Whether the attorney will personally oversee your case (or whether your claim will be handed off to another lawyer or possibly even a non-lawyer staff member of the firm)
- The lawyer’s fees
- The lawyer’s success rate with cases like yours.
Tip 6 – Go with your gut.
After meeting with your top choices for lawyers, pick the attorney with whom you feel most comfortable. If, for any reasons, you get a bad or uncomfortable feeling about a certain lawyer, trust your gut instincts and consider a different attorney to represent you and your claim. The fact is that personal injury cases may take some time to be resolved, so you will need to be able to trust and work with your lawyer for weeks or even months to come.
If you don’t get a good feeling after your initial consult, this can be a red flag that working with a specific attorney in the future may not be a good move for you. Instead, hire a lawyer who you can trust and with whom you feel safe and comfortable.
Portland Personal Injury Lawyers at the Savage Law Firm
When you are ready to move forward with your personal injury case, you can count on the Portland personal injury attorneys at the Savage Law Firm to provide you with the highest quality of legal services and to fight for your rights to compensation and justice. For more than three decades, we have been dedicated to being aggressive advocates for our clients’ rights, and we will do whatever it takes to help them obtain the best possible outcome to their cases.
While this means that our Portland personal injury lawyers will work diligently to help our clients tell their stories in court, it also means that our attorneys and dedicated staff will vigorously stand up to insurers and others outside of the courtroom to ensure that our clients are able to obtain the settlements they deserve.
Contact Our Portland Personal Injury Lawyers Today
Helping you recover from the financial setbacks caused by personal injuries is one of our primary goals. Our Portland personal injury attorneys encourage you to learn more about your rights and case by setting up a free initial consult. We represent clients in communities in both Oregon and Washington from our offices in Portland and Seattle.
To learn more about our legal services and what we can do for you, call us at 503-222-0200 (in Portland) or at 206-957-7272 (in Seattle). You can also email us using the form on this page.