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How do I Choose a Personal Injury Lawyer?

After a car accident or any other type of serious accident, you may be in pain and confused about how to proceed. First and foremost, you should always seek any necessary medical treatment and make sure your health is in order. Following any medical care, your friends and family will likely advise you to hire a personal injury lawyer to help you file a legal claim against the person or party responsible for your accident and injuries. Though hiring an attorney is highly important, you might not know how to go about choosing the right one for you and your case.

What to look for in an attorney

First, when you call an office or go in for a consultation, note whether you are able to speak directly to an attorney or whether you are forced to talk to a paralegal or legal assistant. A quality law firm will take client-attorney contact very seriously.

Additionally, you will want to notice the size of the law firm. A solo attorney or very small firm may not have the resources necessary to conduct a successful personal injury case for you. On the other hand, a giant law firm may have so many cases that yours may get delayed or even ignored for some time. Mid-size law firms often have the needed resources as well as the ability to provide personalized assistance.

Finally, while you want attention from your attorney, you do want to make sure that they are busy with other cases, as well. A lawyer who handles numerous cases likely have significant experience in the local courtrooms, which means they know the judges, staff, and procedures in each courtroom. This can only help your case.

Contact a Fayette County truck accident attorney for a free consultation

The personal injury attorneys at the Law Offices of Shane Smith have extensive experience handling all types of personal injury cases, both simple and complex. We strive to provide the highest quality of personalized service to our clients and work tirelessly to get you the compensation you deserve. If you have suffered injury in any type of accident, always feel free to call (770) 487-8999 to discuss a possible case. We provide free consultations and will advise you of all of your options for recovery.


Shane Smith
Advocate for the Seriously Injured in Georgia