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Tips on Selecting the Right Personal Injury or Car Accident Lawyer
by: David Chandler
If you are in a car accident and suffer an injury, you should consult with an
attorney. Although most people would like to do the right thing and
compensate your for your injury, it is rarely up to the person which caused
the injury. In fact, it will more than likely be at the discretion of the other
person's insurance company. In addition, as we all know, insurance
companies will do everything in their power not to offer compensation for
your injury or offer a settlement to you way below what you would receive
if you had hired a lawyer. If you did not know, insurance companies profit
from this type of under compensation.

An experienced car accident or personal injury lawyer will know how to
negotiate with the insurance company, build your case, and take your case
to trial if necessary. It is not advisable for you to meet personally with the
insurance company without your lawyer present. Insurance companies will
do everything they can to take advantage of you and will obtain
statements from you that could jeopardize your case if you should decide
to sue.

Find the right lawyer can be a time consuming and challenging task.
Usually people begin their search when they are in need of one
immediately. A lawyer should be selected for their expertise and
experience in car accident cases. The right lawyer will have experience in
cases such as yours and will be able to take action immediately. The right
lawyer will know what to do immediately without having to ¡°research your
case¡± or check court decisions, as he/she should be familiar with your type
of case. Selecting the right lawyer will save you time and money in the
long run.

Begin your search for your lawyer as soon as possible. A critical deadline
called ¡°statue of limitations¡± and other deadlines may give you a limited
amount of time to take legal action.
Do no rely on advice from friends and family in choosing your lawyer, doing
so will limit your search for the ¡°right lawyer¡±. However, if a family member
or friend can recommend a lawyer that has work experiences in a case
similar to yours, then act on their recommendation and make the
appointment to meet him or her.

The most important factor in selecting your lawyer is that you are
comfortable speaking with him or her and that you feel that a working
relationship can develop. A good working relationship and communication
can be a vital key to the success of your case.

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