How to Choose the Best Car Accident Lawyer

By Mark T. Flickinger, JD on May 20, 2019

How to Choose the Best Car Accident Lawyer

When you’re injured in a car accident there are a lot of calls you need to make. The first one may need to be to an ambulance if injuries are serious. Or it might be to the police to begin paperwork and assessment on the accident and damages. You may need to call a tow truck or body shop to help with your damaged vehicle. You’ll need to call your doctor to set up a check-up, even if you think you’re ok just to be sure you don’t have any lingering injuries. And then you’re done, right? Wrong!

Even if you’re unsure about hiring an injury attorney for your car accident, your last call should be to a top injury lawyer. A call doesn’t cost you anything and can make all the difference in your future health and finances. But how do you choose the right one? There are so many car accident attorneys out there, so it's important for you to weigh your options and choose an injury lawyer that is top-rated, honest, and a good fit for you.

How to Choose the Best Car Accident Lawyer

  1. Referrals.
    The very first place to turn is real life people you know. Actual referrals are the most important for finding an injury lawyer that will perform well for your needs. Finding an injury attorney that has served a real person well can keep you from falling into the advertising trap. It’s easy for injury attorneys to put “#1 Injury Attorney” on their website, but a real-life positive referral is the best guarantee.

  2. Careful Web Searching.
    Plenty of car accident victims find themselves turning to the internet to find an injury attorney, and that’s ok. It’s just important that you search appropriately and carefully dissect your searches. Don’t trust Yelp or other paid review sites, as they can be inaccurate. Instead, head to Google and check Google reviews. You can even search for a firm you’ve considered to find positive and negative reviews.

  3. Talk to More Than One.
    One of the biggest mistakes you can make is to go with the very first attorney you find on the internet. Talking to more than one can help you identify differences in their specialties and personalities, as well as comparing rates and availability.

  4. Honesty.
    Sharing the entire situation can improve the quality of your conversations with potential injury attorneys. You may not find a good fit if you only give pieces of the story. Sharing the whole car accident, insurance information, and medical history can help you find an injury attorney that can meet your unique needs.

  5. Trust Your Gut.
    If something feels off about a particular injury attorney, there’s probably a reason. Trust the vibes and feelings you get when interviewing different car accident attorneys, especially during free consultations. If you notice something off as you proceed or at any point in the process with your accident attorney you can step away and find a better fit.

Our lawyers at Flickinger, Sutterfield and Boulton are ready to help you find the justice and restitution you deserve after your car accident.

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