It is no exaggeration to say that the person you choose to represent you will have a direct impact on the potential amount of motorcycle accident compensation you receive. For this reason, it is vital that victims take the time to research law firms carefully before retaining a lawyer for the case.
Key Requirements for Your Motorcycle Accident Lawyer
The first thing to consider is whether your chosen attorney works on a contingent fee agreement or offers a free initial consultation. These tools will allow you to see if you get along with the lawyer without incurring any up-front costs. Next, you should examine the law firm’s website for information on the lawyer’s:
- Experience. Not all injury lawyers have experience working motorcycle accident cases. Your chosen attorney should have handled cases in the past involving motorcycle riders or passengers, and should have experience with your type of injury and the complications it may cause.
- Communication with clients. If you want to know how attorneys treat their clients, see whether former clients have offered testimonials detailing the problems they had and how the lawyer was able to help. If you meet with an attorney, he or she should answer your questions clearly, explain how costs and fees are handled, and tell you your next steps at no cost to you.
- Team and resources. The size of the firm is not necessarily the best indicator of the amount of time and effort given to your case. A smaller firm can devote more attention across fewer clients, especially if your case is handled collaboratively by several members of the legal team.
- Willingness to go to trial. You should examine the firm’s case results to see if they have won cases in court as well as obtaining settlements. Our firm prepares motorcycle accident cases as if they will go to trial, and will not hesitate to move on to court if it is the best way to secure the compensation you are owed.
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